Johnson’s short course on Iran

In the January 21 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on our ongoing negotiations with Iran, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared as the principal witness. Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen also appeared in his last time around before he assumes responsibilities as CIA deputy director.

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson questioned Blinken and Cohen over seven and a half minutes toward the end of the hearing. In the preface to his questions, Senator Johnson provides a short course on the problematic concessions on which our negotiations with Iran are founded (video below). Senator Johnson also demonstrates the false assumptions — I won’t call it wishful thinking, because Blinken doesn’t even appear to believe what he’s saying — on which the negotiations are allegedly predicated. The video below makes a good companion to the video of Senator Rubio from the hearing posted here yesterday.

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