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OBAMA GAVE IRAN ACCESS TO U.S. FINANCIAL SYSTEM, BANKS REFUSED TO COMPLY DESPITE OF GOV’T PLEA

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  • Obama’s Treasury Department issued a specific license to Bank Muscat to authorize the conversion of Iran’s rials to euros through ‘any United States depository institution
  • Government officials tried to convince two U.S. banks to execute the conversion. They both declined, citing the complexity and the unwanted appearance involved in processing an Iranian transaction, according to the report.

 

By Rich Edson | Fox News                                          

The Obama administration granted a license letting Iran access the United States financial system despite officials’ pledges that they would prohibit it, according to a draft report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

“On Feb. 24, 2016, the Treasury Department issued a specific license to Bank Muscat to authorize the conversion of Iran’s rials to euros through ‘any United States depository institution …,’” the draft report said. “Even after the specific license was issued, U.S. government officials maintained in congressional testimony that Iran would not be granted access to the U.S. financial system.”

“The Obama administration during the negotiation of the Iran deal misled the American people,” said Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), subcommittee chairman. “I think they did so because they were desperate to get a deal.”

When the nations involved in the Iran nuclear agreement implemented the deal, Iran had $5.7 billion in assets at Bank Muscat in Muscat, Oman, maintained as Omani rials, according to the subcommittee. Iran wanted to access that money, and using the U.S. financial system to convert it “was the most efficient means, even though U.S. sanctions prohibited it,” according to the report.

 

Government officials tried to convince two U.S. banks to execute the conversion. They both declined, citing the complexity and the unwanted appearance involved in processing an Iranian transaction, according to the report.

Without a compliant American bank, a senior State Department official said he believed Bank Muscat and Iran eventually used European banks to convert the funds, said the committee.

 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/06/obama-administration-allegedly-gave-iran-access-to-us-financial-system.html

 

 

OOPS! IRAN THREATENS TO RELEASE NAMES OF WESTERN OFFICIALS WHO TOOK BRIBES TO PASS NUKE DEAL

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OH BOY! Iranian Regime Threatens to Release Names of Western Officials Who Took Bribes to Pass Nuke Deal

 

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari warned Western officials this week that if they do not put pressure on the Trump administration the Iranian regime will leak the names of all Western officials who were bribed to pass the weak deal.

H.J.Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make happen.” That would be interesting.

 

 

OH BOY! Iranian Regime Threatens to Release Names of Western Officials Who Took Bribes to Pass Nuke Deal

IRAN ( PERSIA ) ATTACKS ISRAEL DIRECTLY FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM SYRIA AT MILITARY BASES

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Long-exposure photographs showed Israeli artillery launched to intercept projectiles fired from Syria early today

 

Iranian forces fired 20 rockets from Syria at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, the Israeli military said – a day after Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.

It triggered an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions between the two bitter enemies in neighboring Syria.

The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while others caused only minimal damage. There were no Israeli casualties.

Explosions were then heard in Damascus, with planes overhead, eyewitnesses told AFP.

Israel is hitting targets in Syria, including the Mezzeh airbase in Damascus, according to Israeli media.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said Iran’s Al Quds force had fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel had determined the Iranian involvement.

The incoming attack set off air raid sirens in the Israeli-controlled Golan.

If confirmed, it would be the first time Iran has directly targeted Israel rather than by using one of its proxies, the New York Times reports.

 

Read more: Iran attacks Israel directly for the first time ever as it fires 20 shells from Syria at Israeli military bases a day after Trump ripped up nuclear deal amid fears of full-scale war

 

Iranian forces fired 20 rockets from Syria at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, the Israeli military said

 

 

An Israeli tank can be seen near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in Golan Heights

 

 

An Israeli Iron dome system is seen deployed near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights

 

The Israeli-occupied section of the Golan Heights was placed on high alert due to 'irregular activity by Iranian forces' across the demarcation line in Syria

 

 

Israeli soldiers stand on top of their Merkava tanks deployed near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights

IRANIAN POLITICIANS SET U.S. FLAG ON FIRE IN PARLIAMENT, CHANT ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’

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Iranian politicians have set fire to the US flag in parliament and accusing Donald Trump of lacking ‘mental capacity to deal with issues’ after the US President’s nuclear deal pullout.

Lawmakers chanted ‘death to America’ as they torched the Stars and Stripes and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal as a session of parliament began.

It comes after the country’s President Hassan Rouhani warned that Iran could restart enriching uranium ‘without any limitations’ within weeks, after Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal with Tehran.

‘Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues,’ parliament speaker Ali Larijani said.

The chant ‘Death to America’ has long been used in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution. It has also been common to hear it within parliament.

Read more: Iranian politicians set US flag on fire, chant ‘Death to America’ and accuse Trump of lacking ‘mental capacity to deal with issues’ following President’s pullout of nuclear deal

 

Members of Iran's parliament burned an American flag and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal as a session of parliament began in Tehran on Wednesday morning

 

 

They also chanted 'Death to America,' according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency

WHINING OBAMA CALLS TRUMP WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAN NUKE DEAL ‘SO MISGUIDED’

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By Elizabeth Zwirz | Fox News

President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling the agreement “defective at its core.”

“At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction, that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful, nuclear energy program,” Trump said from the White House. “Today, we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie.”

Under the 2015 nuclear deal struck by the United States under the Obama administration, world powers, and Iran, sanctions against Tehran were lifted in exchange for Iran’s cooperation in restricting its nuclear program.

Following Trump’s comments, former President Barack Obama released a statement on Facebook, labeling the announcement “so misguided.”

“Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated,” Obama said.

He argued that the Iran deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “is working” and “is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish.”

“The JCPOA is in America’s interest – it has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program. And the JCPOA is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish – its inspections and verification regime is precisely what the United States should be working to put in place with North Korea,” Obama said. “Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, walking away from the JCPOA risks losing a deal that accomplishes – with Iran – the very outcome that we are pursuing with the North Koreans.”

Read more: Obama calls Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal ‘so misguided’

Trump Ended the Iran Nuke Deal and Oil Prices Declined

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Trump signed a document on Tuesday reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal

 

West Texas Intermediate Crude fell 1.6 percent on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent Crude, the international standard, fell 0.71 percent. In the futures market, light sweet crude for June delivery declined 1.43 percent.

Earlier in the day, most oil prices had been even lower. Prices pared those losses after Trump’s announced a U.S. policy that was more immediate and left less wiggle room than many analysts expected.

In recent months, oil prices have moved up following a decision by OPEC and Russia to limit production to raise prices. Oil prices trade in a range selected by Saudi Arabia, which sets prices for crude oil much the way the Federal Reserve sets the price of overnight borrowing by banks. The Saudis pick their desired price level and let the volume float to clear at that price. This can break down when a global economic slump saps demand for oil but otherwise it puts Saudi Arabia in the position of setting oil prices.

This is likely the reason that oil prices did not move higher despite the fact that U.S. sanctions would require international companies to buy less Iranian oil or risk stiff penalties on business they do in the U.S. Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to announce its support for the Trump administration’s policy, a move many market watchers believe signals that the Saudis will not allow prices to spike when Iranian supply is removed.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/08/oilpricesirannukedeal/

NETANYAHU: ‘IRAN LIED’ – DOCS SHOW IRAN MAINTAINED A SECRET NUKE PROGRAM AFTER OBAMA DEAL

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Iran's secret nuclear weapons program revealed by Netanyahu

 

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a nationally televised address on Monday
  • Premier said Israel recently uncovered 55,000 documents and 183 CDs of information from Iran’s ‘nuclear archives’ 
  • The documents prove that Iran has maintained a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Netanyahu says
  • Netanyahu says the documents were moved to a ‘highly secret’ location in Tehran after the nuclear deal was signed 
  • Iranian state television dismissed Netanyahu’s claims as ‘propaganda’ 
  • Israel is urging Trump administration to withdraw from nuclear deal when issue comes up for a decision in 12 days

 

Israel‘s prime minister says that his intelligence services have obtained documents proving that Iran has maintained a secret nuclear program in violation of a landmark agreement Tehran reached with the West.

President Donald Trump used the revelations to insist that he’s been proved ‘100 per cent right’ about Iran, minutes after Benjamin Netanyahu gave a televised address on Monday evening during which he presented documents obtained from inside Iran.

‘Iran’s leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons,’ said Netanyahu during a prime-time televised address carried by Israeli networks.

‘Tonight I’m here to tell you one thing: Iran lied.’

 

 

Read more: President says he’s been proved ‘100% right’ as Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program is revealed by Netanyahu: Israeli PM presents documents that ‘prove Tehran has been hiding A-bomb ambitions’

 

Netanyahu used a slide which he says confirmed that the covert program to develop nuclear weapons was authorized by Iran's defense minister in 2003