The Islamic Republic of Iran has taken its $100 billion non-signing bonus on the Iran deal. With the cash in hand, it will ramp up its nuclear program and fund terrorism without financial constraints. The murderous terorist group Hezbollah is a chief beneficiary of Iran’s largesse. As Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah explained late last week: “We are open about the fact that Hezbollah’s budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, are from the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
At PJ Media, Bridget Johnson notes the deep thoughts of White House spokesman Eric Schultz when asked yesterday aboard Air Force One if he found Nasrallah’s statement shocking or alarming.
“We know that Iran supports terrorism. And we know that Iran supports Hezbollah. And that is why we’ve issued the most serious and most severe sanctions ever on Iran for doing so. So it’s important for them to recognize their own behavior in enabling this,” Schultz said.
“We’ve had a conversation recently about Iran’s concerns about access to international markets. Well, those financial actors are looking at Iran’s behavior and if Iran’s going to continue to fund terrorism and continue to supply resources to Hezbollah that is going to have impact. Those financial actors don’t want to do business with a country that’s doing that,” he continued.
“So we call on Iran to not only stop doing this because it’s not good for national security and they’re supporting terrorism. But we call on Iran to stop doing it because it’s not in their interest either.”