Kerry Accidentally Proves Iran Deal is Just like North Korea


Kerry’s gaffes are more subtle than Biden. Where Biden just says crazy things, Kerry says incredibly inconvenient things that blow up in his face. That’s how Russia ended up in charge of Obama’s Syria policy because Kerry said something stupid.

Now Kerry accidentally proved that the Iran deal is just like the disastrous North Korean deal while trying to disprove it. If Lurch had a brain, he would have just claimed that the two were different because Obama Inc. was going to be extra special vigilant. Unfortunately for him, he tried to argue the facts.

And, bizarrely, for a senator who was around during all the North Korean debates, not only did he get the facts wrong, but they proved the opposite of what he claimed they did.

Interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Kerry was asked, “A lot of people say Iran is just going to be North Korea – a country that agrees to stop its nuclear ambitions in order to get sanctions lifted and then secretly goes ahead and continues with its program. Why do you think Iran is not North Korea?”

“Well, there are many reasons why it’s not,” Kerry replied. He listed four:

–Iran is “a member of the NPT [nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty].”

–The Iranians “have engaged in a negotiation.”

–The Iranians “have committed to have daily inspections of certain facilities; they have committed to restrict their activities with those inspections taking place.”

–The Iranians “have publicly committed that they are not going to build a nuclear weapon.”

In contrast to Iran, he added, “North Korea already has, and has tested, [nuclear weapons] and will not declare a policy of denuclearization. So there are many different things that lead one to at least say that we ought to be exploring and testing the possibility of a diplomatic solution” with Iran.

None of these factors really matter much. Anyone can sign a worthless treaty, make statements negotiate or commit to inspections that will then either not be carried out or sabotaged.

The best proof of that is that North Korea…

–North Korea was also “a member of the NPT.” (It had threatened in 1993 to withdraw from the treaty, but reversed the decision before the withdrawal became legally effective three months later. The North Korean regime did eventually made good on that threat, but only in 2003, three months after the Bush administration confronted it with evidence that it had been violating the Agreed Framework by carrying out covert uranium-enrichment activity. The 1994 agreement then speedily unraveled.)

–The North Koreans also had “engaged in a negotiation.” (The Agreed Framework was signed after four months of bilateral talks with the U.S., launched after a visit to Pyongyang by former President Carter, acting in an unofficial capacity.)

–The North Koreans also “publicly committed that they are not going to build a nuclear weapon.” (Under the “South-North Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” signed in 1991, Pyongyang undertook not to “test, manufacture, produce, receive, possess, store, deploy or use nuclear weapons.” That declaration was cemented in the Agreed Framework.)

That’s what we call three points of correspondence.

Kerry is trying to compare North Korea, as it is today, and Iran as it is today, but the valid comparison is to contrast the countries at the comparative points of nuclearization.

Only one of the four reason cited by Kerry was arguably accurate: Unlike the deal with Iran, the Agreed Framework wording did not stipulate “daily inspections” of North Korean nuclear facilities. But it did allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to “monitor” a freeze in specified nuclear facilities, and to carry out “ad hoc and routine inspections” of facilities not subject to a freeze.

In short, Kerry jumped on a deal with Iran, without remembering that the same process led to North Korea going nuclear even though he was in the senate at the time.

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  • DogmaelJones1

    “Does Botox kill brain cells?” Yes. Look at Nancy Pelosi and listen to her blather.

    • Bob

      They have to have brain cells, before they can be killed.

  • Bookhunter

    The short-bus affirmative action pResident made yet another disastrously grave error.
    This is far from over.

  • glpage

    You’re assuming Kerry had any normally functioning brain cells for botox to kill.

  • Andrew

    The desperate naivety and wilful ignorance of Liberal foreign policy never ceases to disgust.

  • truebearing

    Once again, our wonderful president leads with his behind…or at least thinks with it.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Come on….it’s “peace in our time.”

  • WorldWatchman

    It makes you wonder when America will get TRUE Leadership who understands, KNOWS you CANNOT make deals with the Devil. EVER.

  • A Z

    This is not like North Korea at all. It is much worse.

    “After the nuclear deal in Geneva comes war”

    Count your kids. Count them twice. Know where they are and brief them, whenever they travel including locally. Watching the show Doomsday Preppers would not hurt. There was a Canadian guy who literally was prepping his whole community and the local school kids took filed trips to his site. Prepping is not throwing your family into the station wagon and heading for an isolated log cabin in the hills. That is so 70s. the world is to crowded for their to be many isolated cabins and you do not see many station wagons anymore do ya? No prepping is social. Meaning you should be on good terms with your neighbors.

    It really sux to have Obama as President.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Kerry is so stupid that he doesn’t even realize that his boss Bo WANTS IRAN TO HAVE NUKES. Nobody has worked harder to make Iran nuclear than Brobama.

  • Bookhunter

    The lunatics are running the asylum.