Anticipating the agreement with Iran announced today, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer spoke to Christians United for Israel. Claudia Rosett points out that Ambassador Dermer has posted the text of his remarks here on Facebook.
Ambassador Dermer’s speech represents the position of Israel with respect to the agreement. As one of the primary targets of Iran’s enmity, Israel cannot afford to indulge itself in the delusions and deceptions on which the agreement is founded. It is compelled by circumstances to take a realistic view of the deal.
I put this in the category of quotable quote:
In a few months, this deal would give Iran 150 billion dollars. Iran has a 300 to 400 billion dollar economy. A 150 billion dollar infusion of cash into Iran’s coffers is like 8 trillion dollars flowing into the US treasury.
But don’t worry. We’ve been promised that this money will go to fund Iran’s domestic needs.
I’m sure the Ayatollahs will soon announce a GI bill for returning members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
The truth is that billions of dollars will be used to replenish the Iranian regime’s ATMs in the region.
Those ATMs are the Ayatollah Terror Machines – the Shiite militia in Iraq, Assad’s regime in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and the many other Iranian’s terror proxies throughout the region.
One more in the category of quotable quote:
Watching the breathtaking collapse of the positions of the P5+1, it is hard to believe that two years ago we were promised that the sanctions regime would only be dismantled if and when Iran’s illicit nuclear program was dismantled.
Instead, this deal dismantles the sanctions regime in exchange for partial and temporary constraints on Iran’s nuclear program.
Partial, because Iran will be allowed to continue R&D on advanced centrifuges and will continue to develop ICBMs, whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads.
I’ve got a newsflash for you. Israel is on the same continent as Iran. So those intercontinental ballistic missiles are not for us. They’re for you.
Whole thing here, whole thing quotable.