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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:56 PM

Trump Flirts With $15 Billion Bailout for Iran, Sources Say

Source: Daily Beast

President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal.

Trump has in recent weeks shown openness to entertaining President Emmanuel Macron’s plan, according to four sources with knowledge of Trump’s conversations with the French leader. Two of those sources said that State Department officials, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, are also open to weighing the French proposal, which would effectively ease the economic sanctions regime that the Trump administration has applied on Tehran for more than a year.

The deal put forth by France would compensate Iran for oil sales disrupted by American sanctions. A large portion of Iran’s economy relies on cash from oil sales. Most of that money is frozen in bank accounts across the globe. The $15 billion credit line would be guaranteed by Iranian oil. In exchange for the cash, Iran would have to come back into compliance with the nuclear accord it signed with the world’s major powers in 2015. Tehran would also have to agree not to threaten the security of the Persian Gulf or to impede maritime navigation in the area. Lastly, Tehran would have to commit to regional Middle East talks in the future.

While Trump has been skeptical of helping Iran without preconditions, In public, the president has in public at least hinted at an openness to considering Macron’s pitch for placating the Iranian government—a move intended to help bring the Iranians to the negotiating table and to rescue the nuclear agreement that Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton worked so hard to torpedo.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-flirts-with-dollar15-billion-bailout-for-iran-sources-say?via=twitter_page

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Reply Trump Flirts With $15 Billion Bailout for Iran, Sources Say (Original post)
demmiblue Wednesday OP
NickB79 Wednesday #1
lagomorph777 Thursday #40
bucolic_frolic Wednesday #2
BumRushDaShow Wednesday #3
sheshe2 Wednesday #27
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BumRushDaShow Thursday #33
muriel_volestrangler Wednesday #4
mr_lebowski Wednesday #6
Bradical79 Thursday #39
sprinkleeninow Thursday #31
mr_lebowski Wednesday #5
Iliyah Wednesday #7
Flaleftist Wednesday #8
cstanleytech Wednesday #9
NCjack Wednesday #10
patphil Wednesday #11
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Takket Wednesday #24
Sapient Donkey Wednesday #29
underpants Thursday #34
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C_U_L8R Wednesday #26
Sapient Donkey Wednesday #28
Zambero Thursday #35
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truthisfreedom Thursday #32
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Proud Liberal Dem Thursday #37
Recursion Thursday #38
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:01 PM

1. Great businessman. The greatest.

Yuge business sense.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:11 PM

40. So...bribe them a $billion more than he says Obama did?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:03 PM

2. ROFLMAO

Now Trump wants Iran back in the Obama-era nuclear deal! This is rich indeed.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:04 PM

3. ...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:09 PM

27. Is this the 'F'Art of the Deal.



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:43 AM

33. !

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:05 PM

4. So Trump pulled out of the agreement, imposed sanctions, Iran then pulled out too

and now Trump supports $15bn of credit (paid for by whom?) for Iran to make up for the damage he did to their economy, In return for Iran going back to the agreement he was the first one to break. And for them not "threatenings the security of the Persian Gulf or impeding maritime navigation in the area", which they weren't, before he tore up the agreement. And committing to talks.

Net result: he screwed with the world economy, and the livelihoods of many Iranians, for a promise of talks.

What an asshole.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:09 PM

6. I would presume the world easily has $15B of Iran's oil money frozen ...

Just like when Obama 'gave Iran billions!' according to IQ45 ... really it was just un-frozen Iranian money. And that was like $130B IIRC.

I imagine it'd work the same this time, assuming that much is frozen somewhere in the world.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:07 PM

39. This was called "opening line of credit"

So wouldn't that be a loan rather than unfreezing of their own assets?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:12 AM

31. You succinctly outlined it. I understood all, but please do not ask me to repeat

what I just read. 🙃 😌

"Is it soup [impeachment] yet?"

Very good!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:06 PM

5. What a moran ... unbelievable ...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:09 PM

7. Psycho



p.s. How does BiBi fee about this

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:12 PM

8. Satire writers must be getting migraines trying to think of stories.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:52 PM

9. They would be stupid to trust Trumps word. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:03 PM

10. All "great" deal makers pay kickbacks. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:08 PM

11. Welcome to the bizzaro world of Trump.

Fuck everything up and then take credit for "fixing" it.
Or is this just one of his many pretend deals?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:11 PM

12. So it's ok for Trump to pay Iran. The Republicans

raised hell because Obama gave them their own money back.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

13. I am the world's greatest negotiator believe me. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:21 PM

14. But please

Go on and tell me how the $1.8 billion Obama sent to Iran is treasonous.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:22 PM

15. Speak Loudly and carry a Little Stick. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:36 PM

16. tRump wants Iran to obey Obama treaty that tRump abrogated because tRump said it was a bad deal.


He wants us to believe that only he can fix the crisis that he created.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:38 PM

17. Trump blinked today on Iran and China. Mr. Hannity is not going to like this.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:38 PM

18. Hannity has probably already put the kibosh on that. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:38 PM

19. Bolton's first shot?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:39 PM

20. Hey World. Pull my finger.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:28 PM

21. Uh-huh

If President Obama would have proposed offering a $15 billion bribe to the Iranians, the first person to call for Obama’s impeachment would have been Donald Trump.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:17 PM

22. you realize he a fucking lunatic.. we'll have to wait and see.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:29 PM

23. Today williness

Tomorrow f off

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:45 PM

24. He wants to pay them 15 billion to do what they were doing for free?

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Response to Takket (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:20 PM

29. It's a good deal. It really is. Trump is a businessman. He knows what he is doing.

/Sean Hannity

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Response to Takket (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:40 AM

34. Glad I scrolled down. My exact thought.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:59 PM

25. Lend them taxpayer money?

Or, rather, the money we borrow from China to finance the services people like Trump refuse to pay taxes for? He’s happy to lend someone else’s money.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:04 PM

26. Wait a goddamn minute

So Republicans get foaming-at-the-mouth rabid when Obama gave the Iranians their own money back... but they're okay with their orange trump-sphincter giving them a gigantic handout??

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #26)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:18 PM

28. Should be interesting to see what his cheerleaders at Fox News say about this....

I'm sure Hannity will come up with a reason about how this was Trump's plan all along and that needlessly messing things up so that it ends up costing Americans 15-billion dollars is a good a thing. I'm just not sure how they'll do it.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #26)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:07 PM

35. Yes, they are perfectly OK with that

Basically reinstate our role in the international agreement brokered by John Kerry during the Obama administration, throw in a few more billions of U.S. $$$ in for good measure, and claim full credit with photo-op. Another WIN!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:20 PM

30. Not opposed to something like this, although don't trust trump to follow through.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:24 AM

32. It appears he's going 'round in circles and the money is going down the drain.

Sounds like one of his casinos.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:34 PM

36. This guy is the worst business person in the history of time. He bashes Obama for giving Iranians

their own money back, but now he wants to shovel $15 billion taxpayer dollars at them. How many more months of this can the country endure? We're headed the way of the casino.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:08 PM

37. But

weren't he and other Republicans complaining about Obama giving Iran money for the deal?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:39 PM

38. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Sorry, one second...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA



This stable genius has now given up all the guarantees of the Iran deal, and still is talking about giving them the money.

Art of the deal...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:29 PM

41. Once again, nixing a deal and creating a crisis so that he can "solve" it.


See: NAFTA, South Korean Trade Deal (KORUS), Trans Pacific Partnership, etc.

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