Breitbart is reporting that as talks resumed in Vienna Tuesday between Iran and the P5+1 negotiating partners (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) for agreement on Iran’s nuclear program; new information was revealed that Iran is aggressively moving ahead not only with a weapons program but also to develop ballistic missiles to deliver those weapons.
Last week, Iran boasted it had successfully tested two domestically produced medium range ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads to targets as far afield as Israel, Turkey, Russia and the Balkans.
The interim agreement reached in Geneva last November and hailed by the Obama Administration as a great advance in relations between the West and the revolutionary Islamic Republic addressed only Iran’s uranium enrichments programs. It did not address Iran’s ballistic missiles program, its advanced nuclear trigger research program, its leading role sponsoring global terrorism, nor its egregious domestic human rights violations. Oops. Americans might wonder … how that could happen?
In a reaction that stunned observers of the Geneva process and raised renewed questions about the Obama Administration competence if not objectives, U.S. officials claimed they were “surprised” by the missile tests because they were confident that, like the U.S., Iran was interested in improving relations and would therefore work hard to dial back provocative actions.
With the Obama Administration’s history in untruth; how could they be surprised. Could it be true pathological liars think all others tell them the truth? Funny that.
Breitbart notes not only did Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, widely hailed as a moderate reformer, not oppose the missile tests or widespread positive coverage they received in the Iranian media, but Rouhani himself claimed to be “thrilled” by the missile tests and was fully supportive of them. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and a top negotiator Abbas Araghchi was quoted on state television proclaiming that any discussion of Iran’s ballistic missile program was out of the question.