CIA director says US will keep pressure on Iran over nuclear capabilities despite outcome of ongoing talks
The Supreme Leader said recently that Iran "knows how to close the door" in reference to nuclear inspectors who claim to keep Iran, geographically in the most energy rich region on the face of the earth, from developing nuclear weapons to use against their biggest enemies: The United States and Israel.
This was in March 2015.
Here is the CIA Director's statement about Iran's development of a nuclear weapon.
CIA Director nominee John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)
WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday despite the outcome of nuclear talks with Iran, the U.S. will “continue to keep pressure” on the country and learn from its past mistakes.
“The nuclear program is one issue that we’re hoping to be able to halt; but also, we see that Iran is still a state sponsor of terrorism,” Brennan said during an exclusive interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
“And so what we have to do, whether there's a deal or not, is continue to keep pressure on Iran and to make sure that it is not able to continue to destabilize a number of the countries in the region.”
Language reveals us. In this, the subject reports what we "have" to do, rather than what we will do. This language is the language of potential unwillingness.
Note the two things:
1. Continue to keep pressure, speaks to the current pressure that is necessary
2. "and" make sure of what?
"to continue to destabilize a number of countries in the region" is to acknowledge, in the present, that Iran is "destabilizing" other countries (plural) in the energy rich region.
This is to admit that a deal to allow Iran to develop nuclear power:
a. raises the threat of nuclear weapons
b. is given to a regime that is, currently, destabilizing other nations
c. presents Iran in the position of enemy, which Iran, itself states.
Question: Why would America allow the facility that can bring this fierce weapon into existence, to be built, since Iran is an enemy, doing the work of an enemy, bringing destabilization to countries?
Brennan believes Tehran realizes that there will be “tremendous costs and consequences and implications” if they don’t comply and says there are a number of things that the U.S. still has available in its arsenal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb.
We need the actual quote on what consequences can be brought.
We note that it is "tremendous costs", which speaks to financial. This is being said while sanctions have been in effect, yet have brought no ceasing of destabilization.
We note that there is no specific military threat. Next, he speaks for Obama:
“President Obama has made it very clear that we are going to prevent Iran from having that type of nuclear weapon that they -- they were going on the track to obtain. So if they decide to go down that route, they know that they will do so at their peril.”
Please note the wording: "that type of nuclear weapon" refers to a specific type. This is not to say "nuclear weapons" but a specific type, instead.
Next, note the admission: "they were going on the track to obtain" is to admit that Iran was already working to develop a specific nuclear weapon.
Brennan added that the U.S. has learned from its past mistakes with Iran.
“I think we’ve gone to school on some of those developments over the last decade or so, so that we can now have a better plan and an opportunity to verify some of the things that they are saying that they’re going to do and not do,” he said.
Note to "think" is a weak assertion, allowing him, or others to "think" otherwise.
Note the verification is only with "some" of the things that they are saying indicating that there are "some" other things that are not verified.
Note that there was, at least in the reported quotes, no military threat to stop a nuclear weapons program, instead, referring to a specific type of nuclear weapon. This may be one in which Iran has posted, publicly, about developing: one attached to an ICBM for long distance.