Trump exits Iran deal. Israel on alert (Christians in Defense of Israel)

May 8, 2018

From the desk of:
Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

Following President Trump’s announcement today withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, Israel is now on high alert. See my important update below – Mat. 

President Donald Trump announced today that the United States will no longer participate in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), aka the Iran nuclear deal “as it failed to protect America’s national security interests.”

In his televised announcement, the President stated:

“The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into… I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal….

He said, “America will not be held hostage by nuclear blackmail…. As we exit the Iran deal, we will be working with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Iranian nuclear threat.”

The President then signed a memorandum instituting “the highest level of economic sanction” against the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.

+ + “Iran negotiated the JCPOA in bad faith, and the deal gave the Iranian regime too much in exchange for too little.”

The White House listed some of the important factors in the President’s decision, including:

• Shocking intelligence recently released by Israel showing Iran lied about its past secret efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

• The Iran deal did nothing to stop Iran’s missile program and did not include strong rules for inspections and verification.

• The cash bonanza Iran reaped from the deal wasn’t used for the Iranian people but to fund terror abroad, including funneling money to Hizballah and Hamas.

President Trump is making clear that, in addition to never developing a nuclear weapon, the Iranian regime must:

• Never have an ICBM–which would put America at risk–and must cease developing any nuclear-capable missiles, and stop proliferating ballistic missiles to others.

• Cease its support for terrorists, such as Hizballah, Hamas, the Taliban, and al-Qa’ida.

• End its publicly declared quest to destroy Israel.

• End its cyber-attacks against the United States and our allies, including Israel.

“Today’s action sends a critical message,” the President announced. “The United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make promises, I keep them.”

+ + Israel now on high alert!

Following the President’s announcement today, one that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wholeheartedly endorses, Reuters is now reporting, “Israel has instructed local authorities in the Israeli-held Golan Heights to ‘unlock and ready (bomb) shelters’ after identifying what the military described on Tuesday as “irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria.

High level security sources in Israel were already reporting that Iran is planning a series of strikes against Israel using missiles located in Syria.

As reported by the Jerusalem Post:

“Tensions have risen dramatically between the two arch-enemies following the infiltration of a Iranian drone into northern Israel, which the IDF says was armed and on a sabotage attack mission against the Jewish State.

Israel is said to have been preparing for a direct attack from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps since mid-April in response to a strike allegedly carried out by the Jewish state against an Iranian operated airbase in Syria which killed seven IRGC soldiers.”   

The Iran Nuclear agreement does not prohibit the rogue nation from developing missiles, like the ones that could be used against Israel.

Christians in Defense of Israel has been among the most vociferous organizations calling on the U.S. Congress and the President to end the Iran nuclear deal.

To understand why we must not be allied with Iran on such an anti-Israel agreement, it is necessary to understand the history of the region and the nature of Islam.

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God bless you for joining with us in standing on behalf of our nation and the nation of Israel,

Mat Staver

P.S. We strongly support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from this unacceptable Iran deal. The only country that benefited from the Iran deal was Iran. The Obama administration lied to the American people and the world, airlifted hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to Iran during the night, and watched Iran’s continued march toward its goal of becoming a nuclear threat. The nuclear deal gave Iran, the world’s foremost state-sponsor of terrorism, a clear path to an atomic arsenal. This deal should never have been concluded. President Trump’s decision reverses Obama’s failed foreign policy and protects Americans and our closest allies in the Middle-East from this malicious regime.