An EU/German corporation has announced a major deal with Iran to transfer technology that will allow Iran to largely circumvent what are expected to be American led sanctions targeting their gas industry. This from Yahoo:
Iran has signed a one-billion-euro (1.44-billion-dollar) deal with a German firm to build 100 gas turbo-compressors, an industry official said in newspapers on Wednesday.
The contract provides for the unnamed German firm to transfer the know-how to build, install and run the equipment needed to exploit and transport gas, said Iran's Gas Engineering and Development Company head, Ali Reza Gharibi.
The German company has already delivered 45 such turbo-compressors to Iran, Gharibi said, according to Iran Daily. Industry experts said he was apparently referring to Siemens. . . .
The government daily Iran Daily said the contract was signed at the start of the week and would be a "relief for many German businesses that have long complained about restrictions on trade with Iran" under sanctions.
The illegitimate Iranian regime is going at full speed towards a nuclear arsenal. The regime is unstable, fanatical, bloodthirsty on a level not seen since Khmer Rouge, and it is a regime in large measure responsible for the increasing destabilization of the Middle East. The regime is an intractable enemy of freedom, the West and its own people. They present the greatest threat to the world since Nazi Germany. Yet Germany is quite willing to partner with them. This goes beyond amoral and greed.
I have little doubt American blood is going to be spilled to end the theocracy's scourge. Yet the Germans, who have relied on America to rebuild their economy from utter ruin after WWII and have relied on America to protect their nation ever since, are doing nothing more than exacerbating the problem with Iran for their own profit. This is not merely scandalous, but a critical issue of national security - not only our's, but Germany's and the EU's also. Germany is now a province of the European Union. If Germany is going to engage in this conduct and the EU is going to condone it, then Obama and Clinton should be making this a cause celebre in the press. Someone pass the message to our President of the World.