Iranian Official Announces Tehran Is Very Close To Atomic Bomb While State Department Now Admits Nuclear Agreement Not Signed

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., once again exposed what some refer to as the Obama administration’s total failure to forge a good nuclear agreement with Iran.

Earlier, Pompeo – together with Senator Tom Cotton –  had revealed that the agreement with Iran contained secret side deals that would allow Iran to take samples of soil in the military complex at Parchin, where the regime is suspected to have conducted tests with detonators for nuclear warheads. Normally, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducts these tests during official inspections.

Now, Pompeo got the State Department to admit that the nuclear deal (JCPOA) with Iran was “never signed and was not legally binding.”

Pompeo had asked the State Department if he could see the signed agreement, but Julia Frifield, the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, responded by writing a letter in which she admitted that the agreement was not signed. Pompeo published the letter on his website.

Here are the most important parts of Frifield’s letter:

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement and is not a signed document …The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place, as well as Iran’s understanding that we have the capacity to re-impose — and ramp up — our sanctions if Iran does not meet its commitments.

Pompeo responded to Frifield’s letter:

For the State Department to try to defend the unsigned and non-binding Iran nuclear agreement by calling it a “political commitment” is about as absurd as the terms of the deal itself. … Instead of forging an agreement with Iran that will protect Americans and prevent the world’s largest state sponsor of terror from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the Obama administration caved to Iranian bullies and serial nuclear cheaters. Unsigned, this agreement is nothing more than a press release and just about as enforceable.

In September, Western Journalism reported that Iran had not signed the agreement, and Pompeo knew this as well. The real news is that Pompeo now got the State Department to admit that the JCPOA has not been signed by the parties who negotiated the deal and is not a binding agreement for Iran (for the U.S., it is binding because the Obama administration didn’t veto the deal in the UN Security Council).

One of the verification measures Frifield referred to is the IAEA investigation into weapon-related nuclear work that Iran has conducted in the past.

The agency has now announced that it will not be able to reach a definitive conclusion on the issue. “The IAEA report will not be black and white,” IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said on Thursday during a press conference, while adding that any decision on further investigation will be up to the IAEA member states.

Amano also told reporters that the IAEA is “not in a position to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran,” and thus cannot conclude that “all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.”

The Tower observed that this “echoed an observation Amano made in January when he revealed that the IAEA is ‘not in a position to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.’”

Iran increased pressure on the IAEA on Sunday and announced that it demanded an end to the IAEA investigation into past work on weapon-related nuclear issues and threatened to halt further implementation of the nuclear agreement.

“Without the closure of the file regarding past issues, there is no possibility of implementing the JCPOA,” Admiral Ali Shamkhani told IRNA, the state-controlled news agency, according to Israel Radio Reshet Bet.

Shamkhani’s threat followed a statement by another high-ranking Iranian official who said on Thursday that Iran was closer than ever to a nuclear weapon and bragged that “completing the work would be easier than putting in a contact lens.”

Israeli TV Channel 2 quoted Hassan Karimpour, an adviser to Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, who had said that finishing a nuclear bomb would be “easy to do, as soon as the spiritual ban on nuclear weapons were lifted.”

Kerimpour’s remark on the “spiritual ban” is a classic example of Iran’s deceit.

He and other Iranian officials claim that there is a so-called Fatwa by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on the production of nuclear weapons. The Fatwa doesn’t exist, however.

In reality, Khamenei ordered the development of nuclear weapons during a 1987 secret meeting of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Khamenei said during this meeting that Iran always has been subject to external threats and must stand up to the dangers it is facing and must make its enemies aware that it can defend itself.

“Accordingly, any step that we take from here will serve the defense of our nation and your revolution. With this aim in mind, you must work hard and fast,” Khamenei told his audience (Ronen Bergman – The Secret War with Iran, page 317).

Alert: Every American Traveling For Thanksgiving Needs To See What The State Dept. Just Announced

Just as Americans are gearing up for their Thanksgiving travel plans, the U.S. Department of State has issued an alert that every American should heed.

As Fox News reports, the State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert this week after information that a list of terror groups are warning of attacks to come.

Terror groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram have all issued major threats that are likely to employ a “wide variety of tactics,” and have increased their activities to show that these aren’t just idol threats.

The alert, posted to the State Department website on Monday, has been issued on the heels of attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, and Turkey–not to mention the downing of a Russian airliner in Egypt, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.

After the attacks in Paris earlier this month, it is clear that ISIS and other such groups are extremely capable of exporting their terrorism to other countries far outside their Middle Eastern strongholds.

With its alert, the State Department said Americans should “exercise vigilance.”

“US citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation,” the alert said. “Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.”

The alert is in place until February 24, according to the government.

Still, despite the heightened state of alert, the State Department noted that it didn’t want people to cancel travel plans. “We want folks to still travel, but just to exercise greater vigilance,” a State Department official told Fox News.

State also noted that they have no specific threat inside the U.S. and are issuing the alert as a general one, not one directed at any particular area inside the U.S.

The U.S. alert comes amid similar alerts by other western nations such as Belgium, which has been on high alert since late last week.

BOMBSHELL Document Reveals What Hillary Did On 2nd Day In Office That Could Mean ‘Criminal Penalties’

A newly released document signed by Hillary Clinton on her second day serving as Secretary of State proves that she was made aware of her responsibility to ascertain and protect classified documents in her possession.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement signed by Clinton through a Freedom of Information Act Request.

The document clearly lays out her duties, and that she would be subject to stiff criminal penalties for an “unauthorized disclosure” of classified information.

“I have been advised that the unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or negligent handling of SCI [Sensitive Compartmented Information] by me could cause irreparable injury to the United States or be used to advantage by a foreign nation,” the agreement states.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, SCI is “classified information concerning, or derived from, intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes requiring handling within formal access control systems established by the Director Central Intelligence (DCI)…The sensitivity of this information requires that it be protected in a much more controlled environment than other classified information.”

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Clinton received at least two emails while secretary of state on her personal email server since marked “TS/SCI”—top secret/sensitive compartmented information—according to the U.S. intelligence community’s inspector general.

The State Department said in September that Clinton’s private email system, set up at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, was not authorized to handle SCI.

“TS/SCI is very serious and specific information that jumps out at you and screams ‘classified,’” Larry Mrozinski, a former U.S. counterterrorism official, told the New York Post in August. “It’s hard to imagine that in her position she would fail to recognize the obvious.”

The former Secretary of State also signed a separate non-disclosure agreement, which states: “I will never divulge classified information to anyone unless: (a) I have officially verified that the recipient has been properly authorized to receive it; or (b) I have been given prior written notice of authorization” from the proper authorities.

As reported by Western JournalismClinton placed classified material on an unsecured server, which was readily hackable through the Internet. Additionally, she turned over her server to a Denver-based IT firm, whose employees did not have security clearances, and to her attorney, who also lacked a clearance.

Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus was indicted and convicted for what appears to be a far lesser breach of his duty to protect classified information.

Poltico reported last week that the State Department has now found between 600-700 Clinton emails containing classified information.

Watch: Here’s What Hillary Did Immediately After Benghazi Committee Hearing Ended

Hillary Clinton appeared pleased with how the morning session of questioning went with the Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday.

In fact, a video taken in the hearing room immediate after the panel broke for lunch, shows the former secretary of state giving a “low five” handshake to Florida Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings.

An editor with the Independent Journal, posted it on Twitter to the hip-hop tune Trap Queen by Fetty Wap:

Hastings is a former federal judge who was impeached by Congress in 1988 for bribery and perjury and was removed from office in 1989.

The disgraced judge turned around and ran for the House of Representatives and won in 1992. He has served as a congressman ever since.

President Bill Clinton pardoned Hastings on his last day as Chief Executive as part of the infamous “Pardongate,” during which he absolved 140 people of criminal wrongdoing.

As for Hillary Clinton’s morning testimony, her greatest area of struggle appeared to be addressing why she gave so much attention to emails about Libya by friend Sidney Blumenthal, who was not serving in government and not on the ground there, and so little attention to the views of Ambassador Chris Stevens and others from the State Department who actually had first hand knowledge.

Stevens was among those calling for increased security in the war-torn nation in the weeks and months leading up to the attacks, in order to protect State Department employees in the very fluid and dangerous environment.

“I think it is eminently fair to ask why Sidney Blumethal had unfettered access to you, Madam Secretary…and there’s not a single solitary email to or from you, to or from Ambassador Stevens,” Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said.

Clinton admitted earlier that Stevens did not even have her personal email. 

“I do not believe that he had my personal email,” she said, but adding he had a direct line to others. 

h/t: The Daily Mail 

Watch: Congressman Pulls Out Hillary’s Emails And Exposes Something She Wished He Hadn’t

One of the more infamous claims Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama made to explain the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 was that it occurred because of some YouTube video. Today, during the Benghazi hearings, Hillary was confronted with the truth that she and her cohorts simply lied about this video, and her reaction was unbelievable.

When his turn to quiz Clinton came, Representative Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., revealed the stark truth that the entire Obama administration lied to the American public and the world when it made the claim that the attacks in Benghazi were just a “spontaneous” demonstration because Muslims were mad that some guy made a YouTube video disparaging Islam.

As The New York Times reported, Jordan asked, “Where did the false narrative start? It started with you, Madame Secretary.”

Rep. Jordan revealed that internal memos and emails from Clinton’s own State Department operatives had immediately termed the attack on the U.S. facility in Libya an act of terrorism. He pointed out that during the attack, no one in her department said the attack was a result of any YouTube video. Jordan also proved that many State employees noted that it was a false characterization when Clinton and Obama later insisted that the attacks were just a “demonstration” because of a video.

The congressman then showed the emails Hillary wrote to her family, to the Libyan President, and to the Egyptian President that very evening where she claimed that the attack was sponsored by al-Qaeda, even as she was preparing to tell the American public that some YouTube video was the root cause of the terror attack.

Jordan pointed out that Hillary knew from the first moments of the attack who was involved and why they were doing it, and he said she also knew all along that no YouTube video figured into it all.

The Ohioan also had a simple explanation for why Obama and Hillary lied about this YouTube video, too. Obama had already proclaimed that the war against al-Qaeda was won. In no uncertain terms, Obama had insisted that the U.S. had beaten the terror outfit. But if Benghazi was to become known as a terror attack, that would undermine Obama’s insistence that al-Qaeda was beaten.

“You did it because Libya was supposed to be this great success story,” Jordan said.

h/t: Pamela Geller.