White House defends Obama’s foreign policy over Iran nuclear talks
In Germany, I had the opportunity to interview Andreas von Bülow near Köln. Von Bülow, an author and former member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) served on the parliamentary commission which oversees the three branches of the German secret service. Von Bülow said he thought Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad, was behind the 9-11 attacks. These attacks, he said, were carried out to turn public opinion against the Arabs and boost military and security spending. Chris Bollyn – Solving 911 – page 25
The White House has announced that the Obama administration would not choose military action against Iran over the country’s nuclear program.
In a sharp criticism of House Speaker John Boehner, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Sunday that President Barack Obama has taken steps by building the international community support for policies that are in the best interests of the US.
“I will simply say that if John Boehner thinks that US troops should be on the ground in Yemen fighting the Houthis, or that we should re-occupy Iraq, or that the United States should bomb Iran to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon, then he should have the courage of his convictions to actually say so,” Earnest told ABC.
He made the comments after Boehner slammed Obama’s foreign policy and described him as an “anti-war president.”
Earnest also noted that the US and its negotiating partners can reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by Tuesday’s deadline.
“Ultimately, the president believes that we should be able to… reach an agreement by the end of March if one is doable,” he said.
“It’s time for the Iranians to send a clear signal to the international community about whether or not they are willing to make the serious commitments required,” he said.
The P5+1 group – the US, Britain, Russia, China, France plus Germany – are in talks with Iran to reach a comprehensive final nuclear agreement after an interim deal was signed in November 2013.