If Iran Still Backs Terror, Why is the U.S. About to Lift Sanctions?

Yesterday, the State Department issued its annual report on international terrorism and the results are both alarming and unsurprising. Of particular interest is the section on state sponsors of terrorism. On the list as the worst offenders are Sudan, Syria and Iran. The details about Iranian state sponsored terrorism are particularly sobering. It backs terrorists who are aiding the Assad regime’s brutal crackdown in Syria as well as providing funding and arms for Hezbollah and Palestinian terror groups. Just as damning is the fact that State says Iran continues to refuse to bring senior al Qaeda figures to justice or to identify those in their custody. The report also restates the widely reported fact that Iran “continued to be in noncompliance with its international obligations regarding its nuclear program.” But unless the Obama administration grows a spine and changes its policies within weeks the United States will sign a nuclear deal with Tehran that will soon result in a vast windfall of cash falling into Iran’s hands. Yet nowhere in the nuclear framework agreement is there any promise, however lacking in credibility, that Iran will foreswear the same activities that the State Department just reported and which, by U.S. law, ought to mandate continued sanctions rather than an end to restrictions on doing business with the Islamist regime.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Cuba still supports terrorists and holds librarians as political prisoners, yet Obama wants to be their best buddies before Castro dies.

    • David Murrell

      …since Obama supports all forms of terrorism and human rights abouses against political prisoners.

  • David Murrell

    Q: “If Iran still backs terror, why ls the U.S. about to lift sanctions?

    A: Because President Obama supports Iranian-backed nuclear terror against all Western democracies. That’s why.

  • Hard Little Machine

    To Obama terrorism is peace activism and community organizing.

  • terrence

    Dear Leader, imam obama, supports anything moo-slimes do. He was borne a moo-slime and will remain one. If he renounces Pig-slum he will be an apostate, and must be killed.

  • Minicapt

    Obambi has a cunning plan …


  • Alain

    If Iran supports terrorism is akin to if the bear still shits in the woods and fields.

  • Canadian

    Because Obola.