ICYMI: Obama-Kerry gave away the store before the 'negotiations' ever began
Earlier this week, MEMRI reported that President Hussein Obama secretly conceded the right to enrich uranium
'moderate' Hassan Rohani Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
in 2011 as a precondition
to starting 'negotiations' with Iran.
American administration spokesmen have explained the nuclear
agreement with Iran as both leveraging the opportunity created by the
election of a pragmatic Iranian president, Hassan Rohani in June 2013,
and as vital because the sanctions have not set back Iran's nuclear
program, and the West has grown weary of enforcing them.
However, it has emerged that the U.S. began secret negotiations even
earlier, in 2011, during the presidency of the extremist Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. Moreover, during that time, not only had the Western
countries not lost interest in maintaining the sanctions, but they had
intensified them significantly after the beginning of the secret
negotiations – both in March 2012, when sanctioned Iranian banks
were disconnected from the SWIFT system, and in July 2012, when the
European sanctions on Iranian oil sales were imposed.
Furthermore, according to recent reports in Western media from
Western sources, the Obama administration had, since President Obama
took office in 2008, constantly and consistently pushed for negotiations
with Iran. President Obama's messages in this regard to Iran's
leadership on various levels – letters, public speeches, and so on –
began as early as 2009; details of these media reports and of Obama's
messages will be published in a separate MEMRI report.
Additionally, it is evident from statements by top Iranian officials
that the secret contacts initiated by the Obama administration with Iran
did indeed begin in 2011, during the extremist Ahmadinejad's presidency
– before harsh sanctions were imposed.
In a June 23, 2015 speech, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei told about the American initiative, saying that it had begun during
the Ahmadinejad presidency and had centered on U.S. recognition of a
nuclear Iran: "The issue of negotiating with the Americans is connected
to the term of the previous [Ahmadinejad] government, and to the
dispatching of a mediator to Tehran to request talks. At that time, a
dignified individual from the region [referring to Omani Sultan Qaboos]
came to visit me as a mediator, and said explicitly that the American
president [Obama] had asked him to come to Tehran and present the
Americans' request for negotiations. The Americans told this mediator:
'We want to solve the nuclear issue and lift sanctions within six
months, while recognizing Iran as a nuclear power.' I told this mediator
that I did not trust the Americans or their words, but I agreed, when
he persisted, to reexamine this issue, and the negotiations began."
Some day, historians will wonder how the United States and the western 'powers' were played for such suckers. The answer is actually quite simple: There's a mole in the White House. He's been there since 2009.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran sanctions regime, Iranian nuclear threat, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, uranium enrichment