Obama, Kerry, Treasury gave away US leverage before Iran talks

Obama, Kerry, Treasury gave away US leverage before Iran talks

Secretary of State John Kerry is saying this morning that a deal with Iran was done, but the Iranians “couldn’t take it.”

Yesterday, Kerry was saying “no deal is better than a bad deal, and we are certainly adhering to that concept.”

Whatever the deal was, why for the past five months has the U.S. been carefully and quietly backing off the very economic sanctions Iran demands be lifted as a condition for the deal presently being negotiated in Geneva?

A preemptive cave-in?

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The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake and Josh Rogin reported Nov. 8 that “the Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September.

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