Iranian Regime Uses OBAMA’s Cold Hard Cash to Fund MASSIVE Military Expansion
Utilizing the billions in funds former-President Barack Hussein Obama gave to them under the landmark nuclear deal, Iran begins the process of a massive military buildup.
Iranian officials came forward in late March stating that Iran’s defense budget increased 145% under current President Hassan Rouhani. The military is going ahead with a huge restructuring effort with the aim of becoming an offensive force, but in the words of a regional report, they are looking to be a “forward moving force”.
Iranian leaders have stated since the Iran deal was enacted that they are using the massive amounts of cash released under the agreement to fund the purchase of new military equipment and other armaments. Iran also has pursued multi-million dollar arms deals with Russia since economic sanctions were nixed as part of the deal.
Leading members of Congress and U.S. officials working on the Iran portfolio suspect that at least a portion of the Obama administration’s $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran has been used to fund and support terrorists in the Middle East.
The latest disclosure about Iran’s military buildup is further fueling concerns that U.S. cash assets returned to the country—which were released with no strings attached by the Obama administration—are helping Iran pursue a more aggressive military stance against U.S. forces in the region.
“President Obama flat-out caved in to Iran when he handed them the disastrous nuclear deal and $1.7 billion in cash payments that could assist Iran’s military,” Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), an opponent of the nuclear deal, told the Washington Free Beacon. “So it’s no surprise that the world’s lead sponsor of terrorism would feel emboldened to become more aggressive in the region and flex its military muscle.”
Read the rest of the report from Washington Free Beacon here.