What’s worse than a formal deal with Iran? An informal deal with the Islamic terror state.
The enforcement elements on the formal deal were mostly worthless and put Iran on a track to nukes. You can only imagine how truly spectacularly reliable they’ll be on the informal deal.
The Biden administration has been negotiating quietly with Iran to limit Tehran’s nuclear program and free imprisoned Americans, according to officials from three countries, in part of a larger U.S. effort to ease tensions and reduce the risk of a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
The U.S. goal is to reach an informal, unwritten agreement, which some Iranian officials are calling a “political cease-fire.” It would aim to prevent a further escalation in a long-hostile relationship that has grown even more fraught as Iran builds up a stockpile of highly enriched uranium close to bomb-grade purity, supplies Russia with drones for use in Ukraine and brutally cracks down on domestic political protests.
Islam does allow cease fires with infidels. But the cease fire only lasts until the Islamic cause is in a position to annihilate the infidels it reached a cease fire agreement with.
The upshot of the deal is that Iran promises not to enrich uranium beyond a certain point, will stop trying to kill Americans in Iraq, and won’t aid Russia too much. In return, sanctions relief, as per usual.
Also cash for hostages.
“Iran also expects the United States to unfreeze billions of dollars in Iranian assets, whose use would be limited to humanitarian purposes, in exchange for the release of three Iranian American prisoners whom the U.S. calls wrongfully detained. U.S. officials have not confirmed such a linkage between the prisoners and the money, nor any connection between prisoners and nuclear matters.”
“In what could be a sign of a developing agreement, the United States issued a waiver last week allowing Iraq to pay $2.76 billion in energy debts to Iran.”
Iran’s negotiating style tends to depend on playing hard to get. It’s not that its negotiators are more talented, but they understand that they represent national interests and that they’re playing an enemy.
Our negotiators want to give up everything in exchange for the reassurance that they’re making the world a better place.
Much like Hitler and Chamberlain, it’s not much of a competition.
The only remaining question is how many billions will Biden let Iran have in exchange for more hostages.