In Isaiah 11:11 we see that end-time Iran/Persia (ancient Elam) will harbor captives from Israel (English speaking countries) and Judah (modern day nation of Israel). Iran will also work with the King of the North (the Babylonian system/Tyre) in the attack on Judah (Ezekiel 27:10).
So, in this vein, it shows the complete and utter lack of common sense for the US to bend over backwards in giving aid to those that will come against our brother and ally, Israel, as well as more readily enable our jailer to take us in. We are becoming the orchestrators of our own demise as the prophecies of Deuteronomy 28 and others come to pass in the future.
The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.S.-led efforts to crimp Iran’s ability to make atomic weapons. For Iran, the move lifts Western economic sanctions that have been in place for years, unlocking access to $100 billion in frozen assets and unleashing new opportunities for its battered economy.
“Today marks the first day of a safer world,” Kerry declared in Vienna. “This evening, we are really reminded once again of diplomacy’s power to tackle significant challenges.”
For Tehran, the report translates into a huge financial windfall….
Beyond sanctions lifting and the unlocking of frozen assets, certification by the IAEA opens the path to new oil…
Among the sanctions lifted will be those imposed between 2006 and 2010 by the U.N. Security Council as it attempted to pressure the Islamic Republic to curb uranium enrichment and other activities that could also be used for nuclear weapons.
But the deal is also a boon for the White House. U.S. President Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy triumph…
All-out lobbying by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the agreement also was unsuccessful. Warning that Iran has not given up its nuclear ambitions, his office urged world powers Saturday to respond harshly to any violations of the deal by Iran.
Without that, “Iran will think it can continue to develop a nuclear weapon, destabilize the region and spread terror,” the statement said.
Source: US, EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal
Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv on Jan. 19, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon made a bold statement: If he had to choose between Iran and the Islamic State, he told the audience, he’d “choose ISIS.”
Ya’alon reasoned that Iran had greater capabilities than the Islamic State and remained the biggest threat for Israel….by the Shia Muslim Iran.
Source: Israeli defense minister: If I had to choose between Iran and ISIS, I’d choose ISIS – The Washington Post
The lifting of sanctions on Iran as a result of its nuclear deal with world powers will be a harmful development if it uses the extra money to fund “nefarious activities”, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters on Tuesday.
Asked in an exclusive interview if Saudi Arabia had discussed seeking a nuclear bomb in the event Iran managed to obtain one despite its atomic deal, he said Saudi Arabia would do “whatever we need to do in order to protect our people”.
But in private, officials have voiced concern that the deal would allow Iran greater scope to back militias and other allies across the region thanks to the extra funds it can access after sanctions are lifted and because of the reduced diplomatic pressure.
Source: Saudi Arabia warns against ‘nefarious activities’ by Iran
Washington (AFP) – The United States is to repay Iran a $400 million debt and $1.3 billion in interest dating to the Islamic revolution, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
But the timing of the announcement, one day after the implementation of the Iran nuclear accord, will be seen as pointing to a broader clearing of the decks between the old foes.
Kerry described Sunday’s payment of the 35-year-old trust as a “fair settlement.” But the debt deal immediately drew the ire of those in Washington who think the Obama administration had already made too many concessions to secure the nuclear deal.
But Kerry added there are more Iranian claims pending and that the United States would try to negotiate to resolve them.
Source: US to pay Iran $1.7 bn in debt and interest: Kerry – Yahoo News