Iran Blackmails US: More Sanctions and Nuke Deal ‘Is Dead’

Radiation Warning Symbol. Public Domain.

Radiation Warning Symbol. Public Domain.

Well, that didn’t take long. I warned you all less than one month ago that Iran was likely to try and back out of the nuclear deal they just signed with major world powers. I even suggested they might accuse the West of breaking their side of the bargain to justify their actions. And here we are, Iran has now given the US an ultimatum via an interview with Time Magazine.

Iran’s Foreign Minister has declared that if the US imposes more sanctions, even if they don’t go into effect until the interim deal with Iran expires, “The entire deal is dead. We do not like to negotiate under duress.”

Mohammed Javad Zarif didn’t stop there. He said that if the US Congress imposes more sanctions it shows a “lack of seriousness” on the American side. He noted the US has the most sanctions on Iran. So guess who they’ll be watching the closest?

If Iran uses American actions as a pretext to end their nuke deal and start ramping up their nuclear fuel creation or other steps towards nuclear weapons, it wouldn’t be the first time. North Korea and Libya have played similar games.

In my worst-case scenario, Iran does what North Korea did and builds nuclear weapons while the West is trying to restart the nuke deal. If so, Iran is likely to be a whole lot more dangerous than the Koreans thanks to their wide-ranging terror network and dangerous missile program.

And did we mention that they’re sitting in the most sensitive region on earth that if upset could unleash terror threats and hammer the world’s oil supply?

Let’s just hope I’m not saying, “I warned you,” six months from now.

(By Joshua Spurlock,, December 9, 2013)

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