Saturday, October 7, 2017

Gorka: President Trump Unlikely to Recertify Iran Deal

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for a full hour on Friday’sBreitbart News Daily to talk about the possible end of the Iran nuclear deal.
Gorka said that “the jury is not out” on the potential recertification of the Iran nuclear deal in October.
“I can tell you one thing: I was in the Oval the day it was recertified last. It was the president behind the Resolute Desk. It was Steve [Bannon] and myself on the side of the president. It was H.R. McMaster, Rex Tillerson, [Steven] Mnuchin who were saying we have to recertify,” he recalled.
“I’ll tell you one thing, the president was not happy last time about his being pushed to recertify. He said, ‘You’re giving me the same excuses you gave me last time.’ I told everybody after I left the White House he will not recertify a third time with these excuses,” Gorka said.
“The nail in the coffin, or the thing that supports the president, is what we found out a week ago: there’s this section T, or paragraph section T, of the original Iran deal that is supposed to allow the IAEA inspectors, the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors, onto military sites in Iran. Iran has refused access to the IAEA, and I think that’s it,” he judged.
“So there will be no recertification. The question is, what happens in the 60 days after that? Does the administration throw it to the Senate to deal with this? Do we threaten a new sanctions package and they try and renegotiate a new deal? I’m leery of some kind of ‘half-pregnant’ solution coming outside of the Swamp and the establishment. But the president knows he can’t recertify,” he said.
Gorka explained that if Iranian compliance is not recertified, it will open a 60-day window in which sanctions canceled by the nuclear deal can be re-imposed against Iran. At that point, the president must decide whether to “snap back all the old sanctions” or “go back to the drawing board” with our European allies to craft a new nuclear deal.
“The dirty little secret about the Iran deal? There’s only one country Iran is actually threatening every Friday in the mosques, apart from Israel, and it’s not Germany. It’s not France. It’s not the U.K. It’s us,” he noted. “The idea that this is a club of equals dealing with Iran, it’s totally bogus. Everybody else on that deal, especially Germany and France, is making a lot of money in Iran. Therefore, they’re not exactly unbiased in terms of the JCPOA and doing business.” READ MORE