Iran Tests Obama’s Desperation Again

As the last weekend before the deadline for its nuclear talks with Iran wound down, administration sources were talking as if a deal was a foregone conclusion. But as they have throughout this process, Tehran’s agents decided to test President Obama’s desperation one more time. On Sunday, Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi let slip that, contrary to the West’s expectations, the Islamist regime had no intention of agreeing to anything that would commit them to shipping their growing stockpile of enriched uranium out of the country. Reneging at the last minute on something they have previously committed to doing is a standard Iranian negotiating tactic. Though American officials are insisting that negotiations about this crucial point are continuing, the last-second switch was yet another telling moment in a dispiriting display of weak American diplomacy. Along with Iran’s ongoing refusal to reveal its military research program and reports about nuclear work in Syria and North Korea that may be conducted on behalf of the regime once sanctions are lifted, this news raises the question of just how much more will the U.S. have to concede to get Iran to sign on to anything

  • CodexCoder

    This is what happens when the enemy perceives a lack of will, and just like with the Palestinians, the doctrine of hudna exists, and is used as often as necessary. Warfare is deception according to the prophet Mo. Kerry and company are out of their depth.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At some point, Kerry will have to say no or face the music back home.

    • Kerry is an Obama “yes” man. He does what he is told.

      As the Obama presidency winds down, expect the worse.

  • MoonBeam

    Don’t listen to far right corporatist propaganda. That’s not even an American flag she’s walking on.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Shut up

    • Norman_In_New_York

      No, but it will have to do until the real thing comes along.