Even after Iran was hit by the virus, they continued to threaten the world. President Trump recently even promised to retaliate if Iranian ships attacked our allies.
You’d think, during a pandemic, Iran could put aside its hostilities for the good of its people. Not quite. In fact, the president plans to block $5 billion from the IMF, because of worries about what they will do with the money.
Now, members of this international council are backing Trump’s move.
From Fox News:
Iranian dissidents are urging the international community not to give Tehran $5 billion in International Monetary Fund aid in response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it would only serve to fund a “machinery of suppression” in Iran…
“Not even a penny should be given to the regime,” Ali Safavi, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said during a webinar for reporters.
Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee from the NCRI are backing Trump’s move to block $5 billion from going to Iran’s coffers.
Democrats claimed that money was needed to help Iran battle the disease. But it’s pretty much an open secret that Iranian officials frequently move money meant for humanitarian aid into their own pockets or “terrorist proxies.”
You can imagine that Iran would use this money to circumvent sanctions by the U.S. aimed at preventing their funding of terrorism.
Even with the threat of COVID-19, there is plenty of concern Iran would use this money to fund terrorism.
The Trump administration even pointed out that Iran has “billion-dollar accounts” they can use to deal with the disease. Why should we be giving this country billions—when we know they have the cash (and would use this money for evil?)
Recently, Democrats like AOC have called on Trump to even lift the sanctions on Iran. It seems she and other leftists have forgotten that this virus doesn’t change Iran’s agenda.
They frequently promise to attack us and our allies. Many worry that even now, they will use aid to fund acts of suppression and terrorism.
Hey, it’s horrible when you realize that, but we can’t risk it. That $5 billion should go to a country that will use it to save lives, not take them.
Shouldn’t every American agree?
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Source: Fox News