US Iran tensions build over nuclear program

Obama giving the nod to the Iranian nuclear program to promote “parody of weaponry” helped no one. Today though, it’s a non-partisan recognition of the danger to world peace. Trump pushed for Iran to give up the program as did the U.S. representative in the UN. Iran turned that down even though a favorable economic offer was made. Iran’s unpopular regime needs to go and the world needs to usher them out the door.

 

 

 


brad johnson it is august 10th of 2020
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and you wanted to talk a little bit
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about
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a distinctly cooling trend in u.s
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iranian relations
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yes and it’s over the nuclear issue
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which as we all know
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uh the you know i i think even
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among democrats i think there is a
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percentage certainly among the people
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perhaps not among the politicians but
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certainly among democrats
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and and conservatives and republicans
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and others there’s a recognition that
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for
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iran to have nuclear weapons is a danger
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to
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world stability so uh
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even though this is an issue that the
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democratic politicians
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have really argued for and it’s one of
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the things that was kind of
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supposedly some sort of crowning
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achievement for obama although immensely
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stupid as a concept to
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allow them to get after a 10-year period
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to openly allow them to get nuclear
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weapons
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i don’t know why they herald that is
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such a great achievement but
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i think overall it’s the democrat
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position that they want to lower the
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overall standard of the
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united states as a superpower by
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allowing others to
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come up and have sort of parody with the
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united states weapons-wise and those
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things and influence
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so uh but this of course was all turned
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around by trump you know
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god bless trump for doing that i think
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anything that we can do to stop
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uh iran from having nuclear weapons is
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is a step
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a positive step for world peace now just
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in
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july there was at the united nations a
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uh a security council meeting
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what part of what was being discussed
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and done there was discussions with iran
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that were essentially you’ll give up
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your nuclear program
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show us proof of the steps of all of
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that and you know we’ll make concessions
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in other ways
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of your financial and those sorts of
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things to help you guys out as
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most people know the iranian economy has
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mostly remained in the
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basement for a long period of time so
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they’re having a lot of problems and
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they’re not all that popular
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domestically they’re
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essentially ruling the country against
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the will of the people so
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uh it’s one of those things that they do
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need to be careful of so that’s what
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that’s where the united states is
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pressing trying to make headway through
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those means now
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the uh the iranian regime will have
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absolutely nothing to do with that never
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basically
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uh told the united states to you know f
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off on on this
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issue that they’re not giving up their
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program and so the
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discussions at the at the u.n security
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council meeting
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broke down and now the reporting has
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surfaced over the last
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five weeks or so since this meeting took
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place that essentially
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kind of the parting shot as this was
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breaking down
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was that the the united states
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representative
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for to the u.n meeting said to them okay
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look
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you have to understand by walking away
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military solution is still on the table
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so that’s kind of where these things
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ended and that’s what’s been reported
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recently now that
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is a very very interesting thing trump
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has has basically said all solutions are
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still on the table
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and if it means you know bombing your
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nuclear program
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uh you know out of existence uh
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is is something that we’ll consider now
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of course that would be heralded and
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supported i’m sure that
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israel behind the scenes is delighted to
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hear all of this
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it’s iran has said stated openly that
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what they’re going to do is use these
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nuclear weapons on
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on israel so uh you know and i i i think
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we should take that at face value i
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think they would absolutely do that
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given the opportunity to do so having
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the weapons and delivery systems
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that would be needed to take to take
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israel out
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so uh this is a very interesting thing
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and it shows kind of the determination
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of the president united states and
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once again kind of kudos to president
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trump on this for
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for allowing the united states to take a
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fairly hard stand on
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iran which let’s face it in the scheme
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of things is the world
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a better safer place with the iranian
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regime gone
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and the answer to that is yes they would
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be and anything to reduce
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their power and influence is a positive
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step for peace
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in the world and so i think president
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trump recognizes that to
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uh to to one degree or another i mean
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i’m not sure where
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precisely he falls on the issue but this
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is an important step forward with
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with military intervention being on the
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table
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will it bring iran to the table uh my
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estimation is that there’s nothing that
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will bring iran to the table
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they just don’t view things that way if
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millions people die they don’t
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care so i don’t think anything will
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bring them to the table which
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uh if logically that would indicate that
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probably at the end of this
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we’re going to see military intervention
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whether it’s u.s or israeli
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i don’t know but they’re they’re
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marching forward as fast as they can to
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uh to obtain or expand their nuclear
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capabilities and delivery systems and
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all of that
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because they plan to use them so uh this
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is this is an important thing that that
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i really hope uh
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you know under the circumstances if they
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won’t negotiate that’s what needs to be
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done i hope it goes forward
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[Music]
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so
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bye
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