Literally the only thing Obama can point to as a foreign policy success in his 8 years of leading from behind in the incredibly bad Iranian nuclear deal. In exchange for lifting sanctions and pallets of cash, Iran agreed to stop its nuclear weapons program so long as nobody tries to confirm they aren’t still trying to build them. In an effort to ensure Iran isn’t making nuclear bombs, Obama has gifted the biggest state sponsor of terrorism with 130 tons of uranium. Now that’s what I call legacy building.
The AP reports:
Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.
Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently approved by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium.
This is enough uranium to make 10 nuclear bombs if enriched, but don’t freak out the Obama administration has thoroughly vetted this transfer of nuclear material:
State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters there was no prohibition on such imports by Iran and noted natural uranium “cannot be used … for a weapon” in its original form.
Yeah, that’s why Iran built it’s nuclear program in the first place: to enrich uranium for use in nuclear weapons. They have the capability to do this so pointing out that natural uranium is not a threat is ridiculous.
And this ain’t the first time Obama allowed uranium to flow into Iran. In 2015 while Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to negotiate the Iranian nuclear deal, he allowed Russia to ship uranium to Iran as a show of good faith.
As if this isn’t already terrifying, check this out:
They said Tehran has not said what it would do with the uranium but could choose to store it or turn it into low-enriched uranium and then export it for use as reactor fuel.
Gee, can you think of anything else they could do with the uranium? Like maybe turn it into weapons of mass destruction to take out Israel or maybe even the United States? It scares the shit out of me that the Obama administration lacks the imagination to think that Iran could potentially use this stuff to make nuclear weapons.
While we are on the subject, Obama and all of the democrats give Donald Trump a bunch of crap for being too cozy with Russian president Vladimir Putin, which he most certainly is not. At the same time, these outraged democrats are allowing Russia to sell 130 tons of uranium to our enemy who has vowed to wipe Israel off of the map and considers us to be “the great Satan.”
The AP report doesn’t say when this uranium transfer is supposed to take place, so hopefully it comes sometime after Trump takes office and he can put a stop to it.
Obama’s only accomplishments during his reign of ineptitude are the Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal. ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster, but that will pale in comparison if Iran builds a nuclear weapon. Trump can’t wipe out Obama’s legacy fast enough.