“After a comprehensive review, I’ve determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third. And I intend to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures.”
Those words were spoken by President Barack Obama at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in June 2013. Yet we now know that Obama already knew Russia was cheating on a key 1987 nuclear treaty, and that the State Department had complained to the Russians just a month before. That is why Obama cannot be trusted on Iran.
President Obama’s instinctive response to violations of a key nuclear treaty by a geopolitical rival is to offer more concessions. Given the fact that Iran now has the technical capacity to build nuclear weapons, and only needs more enriched uranium to do it, there is no room for further compromise. Yet he persists, regardless.