The Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran will provide $100 billion in sanctions relief to one of the world's biggest funders of terrorism. Now, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that it is highly likely -- "expected" even -- that the Islamic Republic will use sanctions relief money to continue its support of terrorism around the globe.
The Free Beacon reports:
“The thing that’s important for people to recognize is that critics of this agreement often exaggerate the value of the sanctions relief that Iran will obtain, and they often overlook the rather severe economic priorities that are badly underfunded inside of Iran.”
Earnest said the White House had been honest about acknowledging that the nuclear deal would not assuage their concerns about Iran’s “bad behavior.”
“It is entirely likely, I think it’s even expected, that Iran will continue to support terrorism, but because of Iran’s intention that we assess to continue to support terrorism, that’s what makes it so important that we prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” Earnest said.
“To be clear, what you’re saying is while, some may conclude, and it would be logical to conclude, that some monies may flow to groups labeled terrorists, you think you can mitigate the threat, but you do say it could flow there,” Brennan said.
“Uh, well, we’ve been candid about that possibility, and that assessment is drawn from Iran’s longstanding support for terrorism,” Earnest said. “Again, that longstanding support for terrorism is what motivated us to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
Meanwhile, Earnest's earnestness comes after Secretary of State John Kerry ceded that only "some" money might go to support Iranian-backed terrorism.
The ones truly rejoicing over President Obama's nuclear deal are the Iranians, who cannot believe their good fortune having "duped" America yet again.