Sununu: Prez, Kerry should kill Iran deal

By June 26, 2015July 9th, 2015Foreign Policy

It’s time for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to walk away from the failed Iran nuclear deal once and for all. Most people would respect him for it if he did.

The last thing Americans want is for the United States to be hoodwinked into relieving billions of dollars in sanctions — for a false sense of security — while Iran continues to build its deadly arsenal.

Making matters worse, neither President Obama nor Kerry has negotiated the release of three American hostages held by Iran, nor have they required that Iran acknowledge our ally Israel’s right to exist. Two reasonable requests given what we’re giving them.

And what are we getting in return?

“Death to America” rallies.

Clearly, the United States is being manipulated and the winner so far in this high-stakes charade is Iran. The loser? America, Israel and Middle Eastern states who will be pressured into a nuclear arms race.

“The president and Kerry should both walk away from the deal,” said former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu on Boston Herald Radio’s “Herald Drive” show yesterday. “The president is obsessed with this. Some of his own old advisers have told him that he’s not even meeting his own criteria, that’s he’s so far away from what he said it had to be. This is a bad deal being done by a clumsy administration.”

Five of the president’s former senior Iran advisers wrote an open letter this week inThe New York Times expressing concern that “negotiators were headed toward concessions that would weaken international inspection of Iran’s facilities” and worse. The letter was also signed by former members of President George W. Bush’s administration.

And, Iran’s parliament voted this week to ban inspections at military sites.

It’s clear no deal is better than a bad deal. It’s time for the United States to terminate the nuke talks instead of dragging this lopsided deal out any further. The June 30 deadline should be pushed back.

What we do know is that a “fingers crossed” foreign policy is not producing an iota of confidence — especially when it comes to nukes being proliferated by the world’s leading sponsor of terror.

With each day that passes, it’s become glaringly evident that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was spot on when he warned Congress of the deadly consequences of a nuclear Iran.

Once again, Bibi was right.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Boston Herald Drive” on Herald Radio weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

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