French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, second right, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, second left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, left, US Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, right, talk prior to their final plenary meeting at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, diplomats Tuesday declared that world powers and Iran had struck a landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions, an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world. (Joe Klamar/Pool Photo via AP)
John Kerry must be joking.
Fresh off his role as chief scrivener for Barack Obama Chamberlain, the secretary of state called it “very disturbing” that Iran’s supreme leader vowed to continue opposing the United States despite the nuclear deal.
Did Kerry sleepwalk through the last 18 months? Iran’s leaders continually urged mobs to chant, “Death to America” and never once promised to curb their export of terrorism.
Why should they? Kerry and Obama gave away the store without getting a single significant concession. Even if it doesn’t cheat, Iran will get a nuke and relief from economic sanctions and an embargo on military supplies.
The deal is what’s “very disturbing,” as is Kerry’s claim that he didn’t realize that Iran would remain an enemy. He’s either a liar or an idiot.
Click for Michael Goodwin’s complete column in the New York Post.