Secret or out in the open, any negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear program are as delicate as they are important. Obviously they must be handled by a very experienced diplomatic negotiator ..well not according to this President.
Israeli Newspaper Yediot Ahranot published in their Print edition today, that it is friend of Obama , former slumlord, supporter of crony capitalism, and friend of the radical Islamist community Valerie Jarrett who is the president’s secret envoy to Iran.
You may remember the reports about Jarret’s last foray into foreign policy, she tried to convince Obama NOT to approve the raid on Bin Laden. She was also Obama’s representative to the convention of the Hamas-affiliated ISNA convention.
Ask yourself this, do you really want “re-hire” as commander-in-chief a person that sends a former slumlord with no diplomatic experience to negotiate with Iran about its Nuclear Program?
An English Translation of the full Yediot Ahranot story follows:
Yediot Ahranot, November 5, 2012, page 10
Obama’s Woman in Tehran Meet Valerie Jarrett – Obama’s secret envoy to talks with Iran
By Alex Fishman
Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, is the key figure in the secret contacts conducted by the White House with the Iranian government. According to senior sources in Israel, the attorney from Chicago serves as the American president’s personal envoy for contacts with representatives of the spiritual leader Khamenei.
Jarrett, a close friend of Michelle Obama, is a central figure among the advisors to the president. She was born in the city of Shiraz in Iran to parents who were sent on an agricultural mission.
On October 21 the New York Times claimed that the American administration had secret contacts with Iran with the goal of opening direct talks immediately after the presidential elections in the US. A spokesman for the US National Security Council denied that there was any agreement between the Americans and the Iranians for direct talks or of any meeting after the elections, however, the next day senior officials in the administration confirmed that talks existed through a secret channel. They claimed, however, that no meeting was set between the sides.
The American administration made great efforts to minimize the contacts because central countries to the negotiations, like Russia, were not partners to the secret talks.
Israel was apparently surprised by the revelations. Today, however, senior officials in Jerusalem know of secret negotiations taking place between the sides for several months. The contacts, the sources say, were initiated by Jarrett and she serves as the head of the negotiations. Jarrett served, according to them, as the direct and personal envoy of the president to the secret meeting with the Iranians which apparently were held in one of the Persian Gulf emirates, most likely in Bahrain.
At the Iranians request, the talks will open – if they open – after the US elections and only if Obama is reelected.
According to the estimates done in the US State Department, the economic pressure on Iran will reach a climax at the beginning of next year – in February and March, immediately after the presidential inauguration. The direct contacts with Iran on a nuclear understanding are therefore expected to take place precisely in the same time frame that Iran will find itself under particularly heavy pressure. This confluence is likely to bring about positive results in the secret direct talks and in the P5+1 talks.