Failure #1: No Results In
Slowing Or Stopping Iran’s Nuclear
Today, Iran is on the cusp of nuclear weapons capability. Such a capability in the
hands of the world’s top terrorist sponsoring state poses the greatest threat facing
the United States and our friends and allies, and it risks sparking a nuclear armsrace across the Middle East.
Despite promising to “do everything in his power” to stop Iran, four years of President Obama’s irresolute policies have failed to slow the progress of Iran’s
program. In fact, that progress has sped up:
Fastest Rate Of Enrichment Ever.
In 2009, Iran’s enrichment rate of low
-enriched uraniumwas 56 kilograms per month. That jumped to 116 kilograms per month from November 2011 toFebruary 2012. The enrichment rate now stands at 158 kilograms per month, the fastest rateever .
More Spinning Centrifuges.
The total number of spinning centrifuges has gone from 3,936 to
10,477 during Obama’s term. The growth rate of spinning centrifuges went from 112 centrifuges
per month before Obama came into office to 152 centrifuges per month during his term.
Fordow Underground Enrichment Facility Nearing Completion. The fortified undergroundfacility is 70 percent complete. The number of centrifuges installed has gone from 1,064 in May to
2,140 today. The facility’s limit is 3,000 centrifuges.
The Iranian program has gotten to this point because President Obama hassquandered all credibility with the ayatollahs:
A Failed Engagement Policy.
President Obama offered the ayatollahs “no preconditions”
talks, which were rebuffed. The latest round of multilateral talks has produced no results.
Refrained From Supporting The Green Movement. When asked during a press conference,President Obama shamefully refused to voice support for Iranian dissidents in 2009 as they werebeing killed in the streets
, saying he did not want to “meddle” in Iran’s affairs.
A Weak Sanctions Policy. President Obama opposed and sought to water down crippling
sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank until he was forced into them by Congress and our European
He then undermined those sanctions by issuing waivers to 20 of the top importers of Iranian oil, including China.
Abandoned Missile Defense. He abandoned a European missile defense system meant toprotect against Iranian missiles.