TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – American agreements aren't worth the paper they're written on. US history reflects it. Iranians aren't surprised.

Native Americans suffered through centuries of heroic lost struggles. From 1492 to today, they experienced promises made and broken.

Winning the West involved betraying them. One US treaty after another was violated. Imperialism works this way. Things haven't changed. Today they're worse than ever.

Earlier US policy makers sought sea to shinning sea dominance. Today they want it globally. They want it unchallenged. They'll stop at nothing to get it.

Obama is America's latest rogue leader. He's a serial liar. His word isn't his bond. James Petras asked if the so-called "historic (Geneva) breakthrough" was real or a mirage.

The Big Lie about an Iranian nuclear threat persists. It's fake. It's a red herring. US intelligence reports say so.

It's common knowledge in Washington. It doesn't matter. Congressional Iran bashing continues. So do punitive administration actions. More on that below.

Petras said Geneva ostensibly "is directed toward undermining Iran's potential 'capacity' to have a nuclear program: there are no weapons to destroy, no weapons plans exist, no war plans exist and there are no strategic offensive military operations on the Iranian 'drawing board.' "

"We know this because repeated US intelligence reports" say so.

"So the entire current negotiations are over weakening Iran's ongoing peaceful, legal nuclear program..."

They aim to "undermin(e) any future advance in nuclear technology that might protect Iran from an Israeli or US attack.."

Longstanding US/Israeli policy prioritizes destroying Iranian independence. It's replacing it with pro-Western puppet governance.

It's advancing US/Israeli imperialism. It's eliminating all rival states. It's establishing unchallenged control. It's going all out by whatever means necessary.

On the one hand, Obama officials asked Congress to hold off on new sanctions. On the other, he imposed his own.

Doing so reveals his duplicity. It suggests his real intentions. His latest move shows it.

"Today, the US Departments of the Treasury and State announced the designation of a number of companies and individuals for evading international sanctions against Iran and for providing support for Iran’s nuclear program."

"The Joint Plan of Action reached in Geneva does not, and will not, interfere with our continued efforts to expose and disrupt those supporting Iran’s nuclear program or seeking to evade our sanctions."

Targeted companies included Mid Oil Asia, Singa Tankers, Siqiriya Maritime, and Ferland Company Limited among others.

It orders the Treasury and State Departments to impose them. Doing so violates the letter and spirit of Geneva.

On December 12, The New York Times headlined "White House Punishes More Firms over Iran Sanctions," saying:

"(T)he Obama administration announced an expanded list of (targeted) companies and individuals." It aims "to block their trading activities around the world."

Asian, European and Iranian companies were named.

Singapore's Mid Oil Asia was "accused of helping the National Iranian Tanker Company make payments for services through money transfers."

It allegedly omitted naming vessels involved or their Iranian ownership. Singapore Tankers was accused of helping Iran make "urgent payments."

Five companies were accused of helping Tehran's nuclear and missile program.

Another company was accused of helping Iran build its Arak heavy water facility.

David Cohen is US Treasury Department Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. He said new sanctions show Washington's economic pressure will continue.

Cohen said sanctions pressure in the new year will escalate. He disingenuously claimed doing so won't undermine Geneva.

He denied any link between new penalties and congressional efforts to pass sanctions.

At the same time, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman told Senate Banking Committee members:

"Now is not the time to introduce new sanctions because doing so could risk derailing the promising first step."

The administration is "prepared to ramp up sanctions" if Iran violates Geneva or a comprehensive deal proves unattainable.

Evidence so far shows duplicitous business as usual continues. Obama can't be trusted. He's a con man. He's a rogue leader. He's an unindicted war criminal.

On November 24, Geneva terms were agreed on. Doing so was hailed as a "historic breakthrough." It appears more subterfuge than changed policy.

On December 14, Tehran's Mehr News headlined "Iran says new US sanctions go against the spirit of Geneva deal."

Iran's Foreign Minister spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham added:

"The responsibility of the consequences of the imprudent measures rests with the US government."

Iranians officials know full well how America operates. Spying reflects one of many longstanding reprehensible US activities.

They remain ongoing disruptively. They bode ill for ending 34 years of Iran bashing. So does breaching the letter and spirit of Geneva.

Stephen Lendman

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