United States had no response on the major violations of international law by the Iranian regime, according to a special opinion article by Editorial Board of Washington Post.
Iran tested nuclear-capable missiles with a range of 600 miles and more twice in October and November violating UN resolution that prohibits such launches. And, it appears, the Board said, that the second launch also was a violation of Security Council Resolution.
Board reminded also that Iran violated human rights imprisoning unlawfully the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian.
Iran simultaneously “is racing to fulfill those parts of the accord that will allow it to collect $100 billion in frozen funds and end sanctions on its oil exports and banking system”.
In their dramatic article Editors asked rhetorically Obama’s administration: “The U.S. response?”
Unfortunately it is none. Authors suggested that the reason for an Obama’s reluctance to intervene is fear of “derailing the nuclear deal” with Iran. Teheran regime is obliged to carry out its commitments, including uninstalling thousands of centrifuges and diluting or removing tons of enriched uranium.
This way of thinking has led to disaster of tolerance of serious abuse of human rights by Teheran, Board said.
“The same logic prompted him to tolerate Iran’s malign interventions in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, along with the arrest of Mr. Rezaian, while the pact was under negotiation.”