We have already seen allegations that Iran was cheating on its existing commitments, although the administration continued to insist it was fully complying with the interim agreement. We knew Iran was still refusing to allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors full access to its facilities. And we knew Iran had categorically refused to disclose the contours of its previous alleged nuclear weapons program, making it impossible for us even to know where to send inspectors. Now, the Iranians may have been caught red-handed trying to buy parts for their reactor at Arak.
Hillary Clinton spinners who insist that there is a difference between her and President Obama on Israel, journalists looking for a juicy story about more distancing between Obama and Clinton and self-deluded pro-Israel Democrats who think she has real spine on Iran must be disappointed over her performance at the Saban Forum on Friday night.
The Wall Street Journal reports that at the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reaffirmed that he is the sole GOP potential 2016 contender to support White House national security adviser Susan Rice’s fear-mongering that new Iran sanctions would wreck the ongoing (critics say fruitless) negotiations with the P5+1, which was supposed to reach a final deal in six months.
So the November 24 deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program - itself an extension of an earlier deadline - has come and gone with a whimper, and with another extension.
In Israel, the government publicly urged Palestinian leaders to break ties with the terrorist group Hamas, one day after a deadly synagogue attack in Jerusalem. Fresno's Police Chief Jerry Dyer wasn't far away from the violence.