I recently interviewed Manda Zand Ervin on my radio show, Stand For Truth Radio, and spoke with her about a speech she gave during a press conference on the front lawn of Capitol Hill earlier this week. Her speech was given on the heels of the Iran nuclear vote that took place this week.
Ervin was a previous guest on my show and I wanted to get her perspective on the nuclear deal since she was born and raised in Iran. She is very familiar with how the Iranian government operates.
She is the Founder and Director of the Alliance of Iranian Women and a frequent guest on the Glenn Beck Program and For The Record, an investigative documentary television series on TheBlaze.
Ervin escaped from Iran as a political refugee in the early 1980s and became an American citizen shortly thereafter.
Ervin is all too familiar with the Iranian government or the “Iranian Regime,” as she calls it and wants the American people to know that just like most Americans, Iranians do not support either the Iranian Regime or the Iran nuclear deal.
According to a recent CNN poll, 56 percent of Americans think that Congress should reject the deal that the Obama administration negotiated with Iran and 60 percent of Americans surveyed disapprove of how President Barack Obama has handled relations between the U.S. and Iran.
And yet, although the majority of Americans disapprove of the Iran deal, the Obama administration is pushing it forward toward approval.
A disapproval resolution for the Iran agreement was blocked by Democrats when it fell two votes short of the 60 votes needed. This means that Obama won’t be forced to veto the legislation.
I asked Ervin about the impact that Obama and the Democrats’ decision to ignore the will of the American people by approving the nuclear deal, will have on the Middle East in general.
Ervin said that the $150 billion if released by the U.S., will be used by the Iranian government to give money to Iran’s “old friend, Russia.”
She indicates that Russia has already contracted to sell S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran, which will bring Iran closer to having an advanced air defense capability.
Additionally, she said that Iran and Russia had entered into a contract in which Russia will be building two energy facilities for Iran on the Persian Gulf coast. She states that Iran had previously paid Russia to upgrade their existing nuclear energy plants. Russia will benefit once again by securing even more Iranian funds, according to Ervin.
She also spoke about many other deals that the Iranians will now be able to afford to enter into with countries such as “Germany, China, North Korea and Pakistan.” Ervin said that Iran will be able to “assist Pakistan in building its own nuclear bombs.”
Ervin said that the Iranian people had been hoping to use the $150 billion to oust the current regime and to rebuild its country. However, with the Iran nuclear deal seemingly a foregone conclusion, this can no longer become a reality.
She made a valid point when she said that if Obama had returned the funds to the Iranian people instead of the government, then we would not be concerned at this point in history about Iran securing a nuclear bomb.
She also mentioned that Israel would be impacted and spoke of a leader in Iran, who last year proudly said that the “first bomb” Iran built would be used on Israel.
I also asked Ervin if she thought it possible that the Iranian government would seek assistance from another country, like Russia, and pay them to build a nuclear bomb instead of building one themselves.
“As long as there is nobody to stop them, they can do anything they want to,” Ervin said about Iran’s purchasing power once Obama releases the funds to them.
Ervin also brought up another point that I have rarely heard mentioned, if at all, in the mainstream media.
She said that Iran will now be able to use the funds to “buy support” from the United Nations and other countries.
Essentially, this has the potential to give Iran greater voting power and an ability for them to garner more assistance from the International community, according to Ervin. She contends that this is Iran’s main goal for wanting to secure the release of the $150 billion.
She indicated that Iran is already beginning to sign gas and oil contracts with other countries at “cheap prices” in order to gain favor.
We also discussed the possibility that Iran and Russia could discontinue using the petrodollar in their alliance in the future with dire economic consequences to the U.S. dollar.
The Iran nuclear deal will in no way benefit anyone except Iran and those countries with which Iran forms a partnership.
For everyone else, including America and Israel, it’s a losing proposition.
To hear the rest of what Ervin had to say about the Iran nuclear deal, please listen to the full-hour interview on Stand for Truth Radio.