Watch: John Kerry Gets Asked Very Simple Question About Iran Deal, Gives Very Scary Answer

While testifying before the House Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday concerning the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a response to a congressman’s question that raised red flags for some.

When Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., pressed Kerry on whether or not he would follow the “law” if Congress decided to override a presidential veto to block the Iran deal, Kerry was non-committal, TheBlaze reports.

“Will you follow the law even though you think it violates this agreement clearly and even if you think it’s absolutely terrible policy?” Sherman asked.

“I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president and determining what the circumstances are,” Kerry responded.

“So you’re not committed to following the law?” the Democrat said.

“No, I said I’m not going to deal with a hypothetical, that’s all,” Kerry shot back.

The future of the Iran nuclear deal in Congress is uncertain, with members from both parties voicing major concerns.

The Associated Press reports that “Congress is expected to vote in September to prevent Obama from lifting sanctions imposed previously by lawmakers, a step that would likely cause Iran to walk away from the agreement.”

Obama has promised to veto any bill along those lines, meaning those opposed to the deal will need a two-thirds majority in both houses to override his objections and keep the economic sanctions in place.

In today’s hearing, California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, called the deal “a financial windfall” for Iran, “a cash bonanza, a boost to its international standing, and a lighted path toward nuclear weapons,” according to NBC News.

“This deal guts the sanctions web that is putting intense pressure on Iran. Virtually all economic, financial, and energy sanctions disappear. And where does all that money go? To the largest terror network on earth,” Royce said in his opening statement.

Royce later asked Kerry: “So when I look at this and I see that Iran’s neighbors who know it the best, trust it the least I just ask …we are presuming Iran is going to change its behavior?”

“No we’re not,” Kerry responded.

Apart from Royce, the panel’s senior Democrat expressed reservations about the plan. Rep. Eliot Engel of New York said he has “serious questions and concerns about this deal.”

“Engel is a strong supporter of Israel, which vociferously opposes the deal. Iran has said it wants to wipe out Israel,” according to the Blaze.

As reported by Western Journalism, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called the deal a “stunning, historic mistake.” The Israeli leader listed three troubling aspects of the agreement in an interview with NBC News:

  1. It lifts economic sanctions against the rogue regime, allowing hundreds of billions of dollars to flow into Iran.
  2. It keeps Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in place.
  3. It gives Iran 24 days to respond to any inspection of facilities by the U.N.

Congress began its 60 day review of the deal on July 20.

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WATCH: If Not For This Report, ‘Nuke Deal’ Kerry Might Have Gotten Away With Lying To Congress

In light of the clearly fact-challenged testimony Secretary of State John Kerry gave to a Senate committee on Thursday, one can reasonably ask three questions about why almost all the news media ignored the easily exposed falsehoods:
1. Have we become so accustomed to lying, deception, and duplicity from the Obama administration that a few more fibs aren’t all that newsworthy?
2. Does the vast majority of so-called “reporters” not have enough perspective or awareness of historical context to recognize lies when they’re told?
3. Are most media outlets so sympathetic to the Obama administration and its aggressive push for the Iran nuke deal that they’re willing to look the other way and not point out when a top Obama official fails to tell the truth to the United States Congress?

As the website NewsBusters points out, Fox News’ Special Report was the only major news show to focus on Kerry’s misleading testimony Thursday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The nation’s chief diplomat appeared for several sometimes contentious hours before the panel as he tried to defend the Iran nuclear pact that’s come under bipartisan fire.

While English-networks ABC and NBC combined with Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision on Thursday night to skip testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry in a Senate hearing on the Iran deal, CBS covered it in a news brief, but only summarized it and ignored false statements by Kerry as he faced criticism from both sides of the aisle.

In contrast, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report not only had a full segment on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing from chief Washington correspondent James Rosen but a takedown of three claims from Kerry.

By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how the Fox News reporter exposes the trio of Kerry lies by showing what the secretary of state told the senators, then sharply contrasting Kerry’s statements with what’s been previously said about the Iran deal.

Given John Kerry’s obvious and apparently purposeful falsehoods, one must ask if the Capitol Hill lawmakers to whom he lied will call him out for trying to do to them what one senator said Iran did to him regarding the nuke deal — will Kerry be called on the congressional carpet for attempting to “bamboozle” the United States Congress?

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WATCH This Senator Destroy Obama’s Iran Deal In Less Than 1 Minute

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran, asserting the United States’ top diplomat was “fleeced” by the Muslim nation. CNN outlined the details of the deal, made shortly after the two nations reached an agreement earlier this month:

The deal reduces the number of Iranian centrifuges by two-thirds. It places bans on enrichment at key facilities, and limits uranium research and development to the Natanz facility.

The deal caps uranium enrichment at 3.67 percent and limits the stockpile to 300 kg, all for 15 years.

Iran will be required to ship spent fuel out of the country forever, as well as allow inspectors from the [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspectors certain access in perpetuity. Heightened inspections, including tracking uranium mining and monitoring the production and storage of centrifuges, will last for up to 20 years.

The U.S. estimates that the new measures take Iran from being able to assemble its first bomb within 2-3 months, to at least one year from now.

Kerry reached the agreement with Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif, as well as other foreign diplomats. It was endorsed unanimously Monday by the United Nations Security Council, before Congress had a chance to examine the details. This upset members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, Corker excoriated Kerry for not getting a strong enough deal. “What I’ve seen our secretary do is, I know he’s developed a tremendous warmth with Iran’s foreign minister, Zarif, and he talks about it often,” Corker said. “But what I think you’ve actually done in these negotiations is codify a perfectly aligned pathway for Iran to get a nuclear weapon just by abiding by this agreement.”

I look at the things that they need to do, the way it’s laid out, and I don’t think you could more perfectly lay it out. From my perspective Mr. Secretary, I’m sorry, not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back, I believe you’ve been fleeced.

Kerry hit back, noting it was “fantasy, plain and simple” to believe the U.S. could hold out for a stronger deal against the Iranians. “Let me underscore, the alternative to the deal we’ve reached isn’t what we’re seeing ads for on TV,” Kerry told the committee. Still, the former Massachusetts senator admitted the deal wasn’t perfect. “It isn’t a better deal, some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran’s complete capitulation.” he said.

h/t: Fox News

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WATCH: Angry Allen West Unleashes EPIC Attack On ‘Weakling’ Obama For A ‘Damn Stupid’ Deal

“The United States of America is about victors. The United States of America is about champions. The United States of America does not surrender to a bunch of black-robed, crazed clerics that want to see us destroyed.” With red-hot, red-meat rhetoric like that, retired Lt. Col. Allen West fired up a huge crowd that assembled in New York City’s Times Square on Wednesday to protest the Obama-led Iran nuke deal.

Far from presenting himself as the soft-spoken political commentator you often see on Fox News, the former congressman from Florida delivered a highly-charged rant that was highly critical of a president whom West called a “weakling” and a “charlatan.”

Regarding the attack on two U.S. military installations in Chattanooga that left five servicemen dead, West didn’t mince words in addressing the current investigation about whether the Muslim attacker might have been a drug-afflicted young man suffering from depression.

“Hell, no, he was a dadgum terrorist, that’s what he was!” West asserted to the crowd’s approving roar.

“How dare Barack Obama, how dare John Kerry, how dare Valerie Jarrett, or any of these other charlatans that occupy Washington, D.C., surrender this great constitutional republic…?” West’s seven-minute speech to the crowd estimated at some 10,000 anti-nuke deal protestors was full of both passion and powerful criticisms of the Obama administration.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the fiery speech by the retired Army officer who once again proudly showed his true colors as he declared his unwavering commitment to making sure that “the enemies of America and the enemies of Israel are crushed and brought to their knees” — something he said the Obama administration is clearly failing to do.

h/t: The Right Scoop

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WATCH How Top Iranian Leaders Humiliate The United States

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry finally reacted to the bellicose anti-US rhetoric by Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Iranian leader gave two speeches over the last ten days in which he vowed never to normalize relations with the United States and in which he praised the Iranian masses for chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” Khamenei also accused the United States of ‘creating’ ISIS.

The speech Khamenei gave on Saturday, four days after the announcement of a comprehensive agreement with the U.S. and five other world powers, was “disturbing,” said Kerry.

I don’t know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy. But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different,” he said. “If it is the policy, it’s very disturbing, it’s very troubling, and we’ll have to wait and see.

In another interview, Kerry said that the U.S. will lose all credibility if Congress fails to endorse the agreement with Iran.

It appeared that he was talking about losing credibility in Iran.

And Iran will say, “aha, you see!” The Ayatollah will say, “I told you, you can’t trust the West. I told you, you can’t negotiate with these guys. They will lie to you, they will cheat you, and here they are — they led us down the path and the Congress walked away. They have 535 secretaries of state; there’s nobody to negotiate with.”

To reach a better understanding of the reality in the current relationship between Iran and the United States, one should watch two new videos published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

One is about Khamenei’s recent statements, and the other video shows the address of Iranian President Rouhani to the Iranian nation right after the announcement of the nuclear agreement in Vienna last Tuesday.

Here is Ayatollah Khamenei cursing the United States for “nurturing the filthy terrorist Zionists”:

And here is President Rouhani explaining how Iran humiliated the U.S. administration and its partners during the negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program.

He details how the U.S. backtracked on virtual all key demands in the final days of the negotiations and how Iran got everything it demanded (the specific remarks start after 4:40 minutes in the video):

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