Whenever Obama engages in policies that he knows are not in America’s best interest, he blusters and threatens …
Obama said. "I strongly believe that our national security interest now depends on preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, which means that without a diplomatic resolution, either I or a future U.S. president would face a decision about whether or not to allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon or whether or not to use our military to stop it. […]
"I welcome a robust debate in Congress on this issue, and I welcome scrutiny of the details of this agreement," Obama said. "But I will remind Congress that you don't make deals like this with your friends."
Obama said that the deal "is not built on trust, it is built on verification."
The agreement, which was finalized in Vienna, would lift international sanctions on Iran and permit it to continue key elements of its nuclear work, as well as research and development.
Iran will be permitted to continue spinning centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon. Western powers will also work with Iran to help it install and operate more advanced centrifuges, according to those apprised of the deal.
This concession—as well as a range of others made by the United States—has rattled analysts and lawmakers, who have maintained that Iran should not be permitted to retain the core aspects of a nuclear program.
Sanctions also will be lifted on Iran, including those on the country's banks and financial sectors, which have long supported Iran's nuclear program as well as its sponsorship of international terrorist groups.
In one of the most controversial concessions made by the Obama administration, a United Nations embargo on arms will also be lifted within around five years as part of the deal, according to multiple reports. A similar embargo on the construction of ballistic missiles, which could carry a nuclear payload, also will expire in around eight years under the deal.
Initial readings of the deal also indicate that Iran will be given the right to veto so-called "anywhere, anytime" inspections of Iranian nuclear sites. This concession has caused concern that Tehran will be able to continue hiding its nuclear work and potentially continue in secret along the pathway to a bomb.
Obama has outdone (again) Jimmy Carter in the “I haven’t met an enemy of Western Civilizations I don’t like” Department.