No better enemy

 

February 2, 2024



(JNS) — Seven years ago this month, then-Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the $150 billion in sanctions relief the Obama administration was providing to Iran’s rulers would—to a greater or lesser extent—fund terrorism.

“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC [Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in an interview with CNBC.

He added: “We are confident that this will not result in an increase somehow in the threat to any partner or any friend in the region.”

His confidence, we now know, was...



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