Diplomacy in Action? Iran Launches Rockets Near U.S. Ship


President Obama is counting on the Iran nuclear pact to be a major part of his presidential legacy.

How is that going so far?

Fox News reports:

Despite the Obama administration touting its Iran nuclear deal as a triumph of diplomacy that finally thaws a four-decade freeze, Tehran appears to be doing all it can to keep the flames of confrontation burning.

… “Missile-tests, cyber-attacks, Americans taken hostage, and now this,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., said in a statement Wednesday. “Until the Obama administration starts holding the Iranian regime accountable, we’ll see more of these hostile acts that put American lives in danger.”

The most recent confrontation occurred Saturday, when five Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels approached the USS Harry S. Truman, and one of them fired multiple unguided missiles within 1,500 yards of the U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the Strait of Hormuz. It was the third such provocation in the past 14 months, a spokesman for the Navy’s 5th Fleet, responsible for operations in the Persian Gulf, told Fox News.

… “The [Iranian Navy’s] actions were highly provocative. Firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic lane is unsafe,” [Cmdr. Kevin] Stephens said.

Is this really the nation we want to be negotiating with and receiving billions of dollars in sanctions relief?

The Obama Administration is living in a fantasy world, where progressive ideology operates in theory and bad guys follow laws and play along.

Let’s hope the next occupant of the Oval Office operates in the real world.