Discussion in 'Discuss Lou's Blog Posts' started by L Capuano, Jan 22, 2016.
Truly boggles my mind.
...... What money?
The Iran Nuclear Deal includes the freezing of Iranian assets.
Interesting. The article claims that, technically, the funds Iran will be inheriting is their own money, though the exact amount of money they'll be receiving is under debate.
And the argument is that much of those billions will go towards funding terrorism?
Yes. When we imposed sanctions on Iran, any money they had in the United States was frozen. The horrible Iran Nuclear Deal that the Obama administration made released those assets, and the administration has stated publicly that they fully expect some of the money to be used to fund terrorism.
Highly likely, I'd say. From my amateur views of the Middle East, Iran is certainly not what I'd consider a "pro-America" country, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if some of those funds went towards terrorism.
However, I think the funds, and where they are going, are merely a symptom of a larger illness, specifically American/Middle East relations.
Regardless, the deal was made, the funds will likely be thawed, some, if not much of it, may go towards terrorism, but what can we do about it? Freezing it again would only worsen relations with Iran, and perhaps other countries as well.
Depending on who wins the upcoming election, and if he keeps his promise, the deal may be altered or cancelled outright. I hope so. I don't like Iran becoming a powerhouse in the Middle East, and as of right now, it is. Many European countries are flocking there to make business deals now that the sanctions have been lifted, and in my opinion, that's just horrible. Iran's government (NOT THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES) is evil. It's people are repressed, and it's government openly supports terrorism.
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