Krauthammer: Iran Holding Americans Is 'a Thumb in the Eye to U.S.'
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer reacted to the State Department's annual human rights report being stalled.
The report was supposed to be released in April and has been pushed back by the Obama administration ever since.
"I don't think you have to be cynical, I think it's pretty obvious," he said. "It's not just the administration holding back what would be a very bad human rights report on Iran."
He noted that Iran is still holding Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter, on completely "trumped up charges."
"[It's] obviously a violation of human rights. It's also a thumb in the eye to the United States," Krauthammer said. "We have ignored it completely. Even worse, that would be the most minor of all the concessions."
Krauthammer stated "the most important thing that happened 10 days ago," is when Secretary of State John Kerry said "we are abandoning our position on requiring Iran to come clean on previous nuclear programs."
"The administration had assured us for 18 months that was a non-negotiable position," Krauthammer stated. "As every expert on nuclear weapons will tell you, if you don't have a baseline of the previous activity, there is no way to no what they are doing in the future. There's no way to know where to go and what to look for."
"I'm not at all surprised that on something as relatively trivial as the human rights report, we are also delaying it on purpose because we don't want to upset the mullahs," Krauthammer said.
He added that he's "troubled" by a number of ideas that the administration has caved on.
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