Valerie Jarrett, Chicago, and the Iran Deal

Joel B. Pollak
Big Peace
26 Nov 2013

Last week, the Times of Israel reported that senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett had been leading talks with Iran in secretfor a year before the formal negotiations in Geneva this month. While the White House denied the report “100 percent,” the existence of back-channel talks has been confirmed by other reporting. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that President Barack Obama had “personally overseen” the talks.

Almost anything “personally overseen” by the President Obama is likely to bear the heavy stamp of Ms. Jarrett, who is the president’s closest adviser, despite a shocking track record of failure. In foreign policy, her most important mistake was her effort to dissuade the president from proceeding with the raid on Osama bin Laden. It was one of the few times that President Obama overruled her counsel–and one of his few successes.

Jarrett’s involvement in Iran is cause for concern for three additional reasons–two minor and one major…


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…“What has been released by the website of the White House as a fact sheet is a one-sided interpretation of the agreed text in Geneva and some of the explanations and words in the sheet contradict the text of the Joint Plan of Action (the title of the Iran-powers deal), and this fact sheet has unfortunately been translated and released in the name of the Geneva agreement by certain media, which is not true,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Tuesday…



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… “Buying time for its own sake makes sense in some negotiating contexts, but the sub silentio objective here was to jerry-rig yet another argument to wield against Israel and its fateful decision whether or not to strike Iran,” Bolton writes. “Obama, fearing that strike more than an Iranian nuclear weapon, clearly needed greater international pressure on Jerusalem.”…


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Update:  Schumer Declares Dems, GOP Will Both Push More Iran Sanctions 

“…The very idea of a nuclear Iran is a threat to the entire state of Israel’s existence. Together, united we must do everything, everything, everything that it takes to prevent Iran from getting a nuke.”



Update 2Retired FBI Agent Still Being Held In Iran After 2,455 Days

A retired FBI agent has become the longest-held American hostage in history, more than six years after he was kidnapped in Iran…


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Two words are nowhere to be found in the pages of text that spell out a new interim nuclear deal with Iran: Saeed Abedini…



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