Reports show that former President Obama’s billion dollar cash infusion to Iran is funding an unprecedented and massive military buildup. Just what you’d want from an enemy to America, to Israel, and a state sponsor of terrorism, right?
The Obama cash – $1.7 billion – is being used by the Iranian regime in an “unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an ‘offensive’ juggernaut.”
Many had viewed the cash transaction warily, even describing it as ransom since the $1.7 billion was sent to Iran around the time American hostages had been released. Those fears have now come to fruition, with the terror-sponsoring nation practically bragging about their military buildup, as well as securing weapons deals with Russia thanks to relaxed sanctions as part of Obama’s legacy deal with Iran.
Via the Washington Free Beacon:
Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an “offensive” juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill.
Iranian officials announced late last month that Iran’s defense budget had increased by 145 percent under President Hassan Rouhani and that the military is moving forward with a massive restructuring effort aimed at making it “a forward moving force,” according to regional reports.
Iranian leaders have stated since the Iran deal was enacted that they are using the massive amounts of cash released under the agreement to fund the purchase of new military equipment and other armaments. Iran also has pursued multi-million dollar arms deals with Russia since economic sanctions were nixed as part of the deal.
President Trump has consistently criticized Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, saying he will either renegotiate it or simply tear it up.
Iran is playing with fire – they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
“President Obama flat-out caved in to Iran when he handed them the disastrous nuclear deal and $1.7 billion in cash payments that could assist Iran’s military,” Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) an opponent of the nuclear deal, told the Washington Free Beacon. “So it’s no surprise that the world’s lead sponsor of terrorism would feel emboldened to become more aggressive in the region and flex its military muscle.”
Aside from the military buildup, leading members of Congress also speculate that Iran has used at least a portion of the $1.7 billion cash payments to fund and support terrorists in the Middle East.
As The Political Insider covered, Israel recently shot down a foreign drone, only hours after having to destroy a Hezbollah – backed by Iran – arms depot.
Obama’s legacy is more than just an embarrassment. It’s dangerous effects are only now beginning to unfold.
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