I came across this post written by Daniel Halper in The Weekly Standard concerning the defection of a former aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Amir Hossein Mottaghi was responsible for Rouhani’s social media campaign during Iran’s 2013 “elections”. Mottaghi was covering the P5 + 1 negotiations with Iran in Switzerland when he decided to defect.
Naturally, Mottaghi is disenchanted with the Iranian regime, but the most damning thing he said was about the Obama Administration’s negotiating team when he appeared on Swiss TV. Mottaghi stated, “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5 + 1 countries and convince them of a deal.”
So if the Obama Administration is negotiating on behalf of Iran then who is negotiating in the interests of the United States? Of course it is self evident the Obama Administration isn’t advocating American interests where it concerns Iran, but when it is self evident to an Iranian once loyal to the Ayatollahs it exposes the very moral bankruptcy of the negotiation process.
If the Obama Administration does negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran it will become incumbent upon a Republican administration to abrogate any agreement for it will not be worth the paper on which it is written.
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