Obama to Iran in Secret 2011 Talks: If You Like Your Nuclear Program, You Can Keep It

Aaron Bandler
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Posted: Aug 12, 2015 2:30 PM
Obama to Iran in Secret 2011 Talks: If You Like Your Nuclear Program, You Can Keep It

President Obama has been parading around his nuclear deal with Iran as a way to prevent the terrorist regime from obtaining a nuclear bomb. But it turns out that Obama actually has no problem with Iran's nuclear program. He told the Iranian regime in secret 2011 talks that he endorses their right to be a "nuclear power."

This was revealed in a speech by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to the Washington Free Beacon: (emphasis mine)

Khamenei revealed in a recent speech that talks began in secret with anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying former President Mahmoud Ahmadenejad. At this time, Obama told the Iranians he endorses Iran’s right to have a nuclear program.

“The issue of negotiating with the Americans is related to the term of the previous [Ahmadinejad] government, and to the dispatching of a mediator to Tehran to request talks,” Khamenei said in a recent speech translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“At the time, a respected regional figure came to me as a mediator and explicitly said that U.S. President [Obama] had asked him to come to Tehran and present an American request for negotiations,” Khamenei disclosed. “The Americans told this mediator: ‘We want to solve the nuclear issue and lift sanctions within six months, while recognizing Iran as a nuclear power.’”

As the Free Beacon points out, this contradicts the Obama administration's claims that negotiations with Iran only began after the election of President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, who Obama hailed as a "moderate." It should also be noted that John Kerry- who at that point in time was still a senator- sent a letter to Iran saying they recognize Iran's right to nuclear enrichment. Since Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time, she needs to answer for this as well.

Reminder: Ahmadinejad is infamous for wearing his denial of the Holocaust on his sleeve. In fact, he said in a farewell ceremony that he considered it the major achievement of his presidency.

"That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” Ahmadinejad said. “We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime."

Ahmadinejad has also made many anti-Semitic statements, including that Zionists run the media and financial systems. And the Obama administration was secretly negotiating with this guy in 2011.

But there really is no difference between Ahmadinejad and Rouhani, as Andy McCarthy writes:

As I observed last week, Khamenei is a hardliner through and through. So is Rouhani — a protégé of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran’s jihadist regime. Rouhani, a close friend and adviser of Khamenei, has been a staunch advocate of Iran’s nuclear program and a leader in crushing dissident protests. There is no meaningful difference between Iran in the Ahamdinejad era and in the Rouhani era.

McCarthy also writes that the Obama administration's secret 2011 talks telling Iran they have a right to have their nuclear program is a "major betrayal":

It has long been the position of the United States that recognition of an “inalienable right” to peaceful nuclear power in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty does not translate into a right to any particular route to such power, in particular a right to enrich uranium. This American position has always been a major bone of contention for Iran. Indeed, Iran’s unyielding insistence on international recognition of a right to enrich is one of the primary reasons for several years of stalemate between Iran and the West, with severe sanctions leveled on Iran based on Security Council resolutions banning the country’s enrichment activities.

In fact, as McCarthy points out, the Obama administration claimed that their interim agreement with Iran in 2013 said that they do not have a right to nuclear enrichment. Another Obama lie.

But worst of all, by conceding Iran's right to nuclear enrichment, now every Middle East country has a right to enrichment, and Obama has put in motion a nuclear arms race in the most unstable part of the globe, according to McCarthy.

It's clear then that Obama was never serious about preventing Iran from getting a nuke. Obama hinted at having this position back in 2009, when he said, "No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons."

In that speech, Obama called for a world without nuclear weapons. Sadly, by allowing Iran to become a nuclear power, Obama will instead be creating a world where more countries will be armed with nukes.