If Iran uses 90 percent of its released assets peacefully, it could still spend fifty times as much money on terrorism as it used to

WORLD AFFAIRS
Iran Gets its Blackmail Money
by Michael J. Totten
February 1, 2016

The Iranian sanctions are over. The United States has now officially returned 100 billion dollars in frozen assets to the Iranian government as required by last year’s nuclear deal between Tehran and Washington. “These assets…have fully been released and we can use them,” said government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht. If you’re negotiating a deal with a hostile party, it behooves you to ask who’s having who for breakfast. The United States, as the world’s sole remaining superpower, should have had the Iranian rulers for breakfast. We should have eaten their lunch, too, while we were at it, but nope. Iran gets 100 billion dollars and we get…nothing. Oh, sure, we get “promises” from the Iranian government that it won’t build nuclear weapons, and inspectors get limited access to old nuclear facilities, but even if Iran never cheats and never builds a bomb, the best we can say is that we paid Iran off so it wouldn’t do something horrible. The word for that is blackmail. READ MORE

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