Obama's shrinking credibility on Iran nukes

Red States:
One of the big falsehoods President Obama told during his State of the Union concerned Iran’s nuclear program. He said, “[W]e’ve halted the progress of [Iran's] nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.” It’s a claim that was so egregiously wrong that even the Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler was forced to give it three Pinocchios. The National Review‘s Fred Fleitz puts it a little more succinctly:

President Obama’s claims aren’t even close to being true. Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium has surged since 2009 and has continued to increase since an interim nuclear agreement with Iran was agreed to in November 2013.

The number of nuclear weapons Iran could make from its enriched uranium has steadily risen throughout Mr. Obama’s presidency, rising from seven to at least eight over the last year.

However, perhaps the best assessment of just how wrong President Obama’s words were comes from the Iranians own actions. Lebanon’s Naharnet reported yesterday that the nation’s parliament is all but daring us to place sanctions on them by drafting a new law that would permit their scientists to increase the amount of uranium they can enrich....
This is one of the reasons Congress and Israel do not trust Obama to lookout for the national security interest of either when it comes to the Iran negotiations.  It is Why Congress will probably pass more sanctions and why Israel's Prime Minister got an invitation to speak to Congress.


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