- - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS

Iran continues to taunt the United States and the White House continues to do nothing about it. Recently, Iranian warships fired rockets within 1,500 yards of an American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf in a highly provocative action.

This comes after Iran conducted several illegal ballistic missile tests in a bid to perfect a nuclear delivery vehicle.

“The IRGCN’s actions were highly provocative,” Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, spokesman for the U.S. Fifth Fleet, said Wednesday in a statement, reported NBC News.

“Firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic lane is unsafe, unprofessional, and inconsistent with international maritime law.”



Only 23 seconds were given before the unguided rocket launch, said U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.

These aggressive, warlike actions come in the face of a recently signed nuclear weapons deal which will allow Iran to become a nuclear power in approximately fifteen years and threaten not only the entire region but the world.

This outcome seems to be the administration’s agenda. In the face of continued Iranian provocation, this can be the only conclusion.

Iran has achieved a major victory by trading away easily-reversible nuclear concessions like enriched uranium and first-generation centrifuges that all can be easily reconstituted,” Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington, told the Jerusalem Post.

“Rather than permanently blocking Iran’s nuclear weapons pathways, the deal opens a patient path to a nuclear weapon. Tehran simply has to follow the deal to emerge in 10 to 15 years as a much more dangerous adversary with a massive nuclear program, an advanced centrifuge-powered rapid path to a bomb, intercontinental ballistic missiles, regional dominance and its economy immunized against future sanctions.”

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