Netanyahu issues ominous warning: ‘First of all, they can take the entire world hostage’ if Biden OKs Iran nuke deal

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NEW YORK, NY – Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned of catastrophic possibilities for the entire world if President Joe Biden approves a revived nuclear deal with Iran, which President Trump had canceled in 2018.

In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Netanyahu told host Mark Levin that when the regime led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi is armed with nuclear weapons, they can threaten anyone they want. He said:

“First of all, they can take the entire world hostage.”

Netanyahu blasted the Biden administration for seeking to lift sanctions on “terrorists,” citing that Iran recently appeared to target a U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq, with a missile that struck nearby. He explained:

“Those people who are firing these missiles, those people who have murdered Americans left and right, those people who are responsible for more terrorism around the world than anyone else – those people are going to be lifted off sanctions. That’s what the Iranians are demanding.”

Netanyahu said of Iran possessing nuclear weapons:

“I think it would be a catastrophic development, and I choose my words carefully.”

He emphasized his point, saying:

“To have a terrorist, rogue regime that is animated by a crazy ideology, that chants death to America, death to Israel, that wants to subjugate the entire Muslim world, that views everyone else as dangerous infidels that should be either subordinated to them or killed — to have the Ayatollahs have nuclear weapons is the most dangerous development on the world scene that we could possibly imagine, but that is exactly where this deal is leading.

“It is not preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. It’s going to pave their way to get nuclear weapons, and it’s paving their way with gold, with hundreds of billions of dollars that they are going to get to boot. A nuclear arsenal and hundreds of billions of dollars to purvey their terror, to purvey their aggression. That is crazy.”

He said allowing “a rogue theocratic regime” with “predatory” tendencies to have nuclear weapons enables them to use them in two ways:

“One, they can threaten you directly with atomic bombs. Secondly, they have a nuclear umbrella, which is … to threaten you with conventional weapons like regular missiles or terrorists or anything else.”

Netanyahu warned that Iran would wield the threat of nuclear war, posing a grave danger to other nations such as Israel and the Arab states, as well as European allies of both Jerusalem and Washington. He said:

“I think it changes history. And that’s why I took the unusual step of coming to the Congress, speaking there — something that was not easy to do.”

Netanyahu addressed Congress in 2015 about the threat a nuclear-armed Iran presented to the world. He told Levin:

“I think it’s important to prevent Iran from having those means.

“And by the way, if you want to understand how bad this deal is, it not only gives Iran the freedom with an international legitimacy to enrich uranium and an unlimited quantity with much more sophisticated centrifuges in just a few years, it also gives them money an enormous amount of money to boot.

“So this is absurd. This is the kowtowing of the democratic world — unfortunately, of the rest of the world — to this rogue regime, giving it both the weapons of mass death, an enormous pile of cash to boot … It just doesn’t make sense.”
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Noronha: Biden’s nuclear deal with Iran ‘dangerous to national security,’ removes sanctions and gives billions to terrorists

March 10, 2022

UNITED STATES  A former state department official has analyzed Biden’s planned nuclear deal with Iran, and he is raising the alarm on how the deal is “dangerous to national security.”

That official, Gabriel Noronha, is former Special Advisor for Iran for the U.S. State Department.

On March 7, 2022, he published an article for Tablet detailing his apprehension about President Joe Biden’s impending nuclear deal with Iran.

In the article, Noronha raises concerns over the part of the deal that involves the lifting of sanctions on terrorists and terrorist-supporting entities.

He writes:

“But this much is clear to me: The deal being negotiated in Vienna is dangerous to U.S. national security, to the stability of the Middle East, and to the Iranian people who suffer most under that brutal regime. 

“The lack of evidence to justify a removal of U.S. sanctions is illegal, and the deal that will be foisted upon the world without the support of Congress will be illegitimate. This deal will not serve U.S. interests in either the short or long term.”

Noronha continues:

“With [U.S. Special Envoy for Iran] Robert Malley in the lead, the United States has promised to lift sanctions on some of the regime’s worst terrorists and torturers, on leading officials who have developed Iran’s WMD infrastructure, and has agreed to lift sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) itself. 

“In exchange, Iran will receive fewer limitations than those imposed under the JCPOA [Obama’s Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], and the restrictions on its nuclear program will expire six years sooner than under the terms of the old deal.”

Noronha lists several examples of terrorists who would receive sanction relief.

One of these is Iran’s own Ayatullah Khamenei, who, Noronha writes, “is ultimately responsible for every act of terror and murder committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

He continues:

“We know that Khamenei has personally ordered the massacre of Iranians by his security forces. 

“In November 2019, as brave Iranians took to the streets to protest the 40 years of corruption and oppression at the hands of the clerics, Khamenei assembled his top security team together and told them: ‘The Islamic Republic is in danger. Do whatever it takes to end it. You have my order.”’

“In the ensuing days, about 1,500 Iranians were killed by the regime’s brute squads, including dozens of children and hundreds of women. 

“This mass murderer will also be free of sanctions.”

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Noronha adds that in his role in the State Department, he documented horrific massacres perpetrated by terrorists like Khamenei, and muses:

“I hope to never see such things again, but I fear that because of this deal, we all will….

“Sanctions are not merely economic, political, or diplomatic tools—they speak truth to evil.”

Biden’s impending deal does not merely lift sanctions on persons, Noronha continues.  It also “lifts sanctions on the various economic entities that fuel the regime’s machinery of repression.”

For example, they will be lifted on the Central Bank of Iran and the National Development Fund, both of which “still fund terrorism.”

Noronha goes on to observe:

“So what have we received in exchange for all these concessions to the most vile men and institutions in Iran? 

“Has the regime come clean about its clandestine nuclear activities or committed to stop nuclear enrichment? 

“Has the regime committed to stop supporting terror and taking American hostages? 

“The short answer on all counts is no.”

Another concern is that, with Biden’s deal, Iran is set to access a “massive windfall of cash.”

Noronha estimates that Iran will have:

“$90 billion in access to foreign exchange reserves, and then a further $50-$55 billion in extra revenue each year from higher oil and petrochemical exports, with no restrictions on how or where the money can be spent.”

Not only that, but, to Noronha, “most troubling transfer of funds” is the planned $7 million dollars to be paid to Iran to ransom four Americans from an Iranian jail.

Noronha notes:

“Now, let me be clear: I would be extremely glad to bring these Americans back home safely as quickly as possible. They are innocent victims who, along with their families, have suffered unjustly for far too long. 

“But make no mistake: Biden’s payment will only supercharge Iran’s hostage-taking industry.”

Noronha is far from alone in his open concerns about the impending Iran deal.

Fox News reports that a group of 21 House members, including 10 Democrats, penned a letter of concern on Thursday, March 10, addressing Biden.

The letter stated, in part:

“Among other issues, we are highly concerned about reports indicating the potential lifting of the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and of the sanctions placed on members of the office of the Supreme Leader.

“Without adequately addressing Iran’s role as the world’s leading state-sponsor of terror – which was noticeably absent from the 2015 JCPOA – and simultaneously providing billions of dollars in sanctions relief, the United States would be providing a clear path for Iranian proxies to continue fueling terrorism.”

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