How do you say “America was never great” in Farsi?
Also the Muslim Brotherhood?
“I’d like to talk to you how we can ensure that Iran’s aggression does not go unanswered.”
“The Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions…”
“The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding…”
“We’ve got to be able to meet with anyone that we need to if there’s a possibility that we could achieve peace.”
“…they did not respond to requests to slow down”
Quid pro quo.
“The two most active and powerful members of the enemy alliance are Russia and Iran.”
“…our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement.”
Iran, our partners in peace.
“when you give cash, we can’t track.”
Did it go to the bad Iranians or the REALLY bad Iranians?
White House: Don’t call us, we’ll call you.
“This is clearly a pattern, and it’s one we’re not happy about…”
“…some nuclear stocks and facilities were not in accordance with JCPOA limits on Implementation Day”
A toxic mix
“diplomatic historians and lawyers with expertise in international arbitration struggled to find any similar examples.”
“At one point, the Iranian boat came within 200 yards of one of the US Navy boats.”
“This stuff keeps coming out, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip.”
The fruits of paying ransom.
“Well, that’s not a word that I’ve used…”
An exercise in missing the point.
“This was Iran’s money.”
“U.S. officials have said that the prisoner release and cash transfer took place through two separate diplomatic channels.”
“A big effing deal”?
“Am I ever going to get an answer to the question about the planes?”
Help a brother out
Or did the Iranians know all along?
It’s the lies, stupid.
“That goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server.”
Ghani: We’re pretty stoked about Trump’s speech.
“They are holding this out as a bargaining chip for other things.”