The NY Times and the AP reported today on a proposal in Geneva now being considered which would allow Iranians to continue nuclear production with limitations for ten years but with a corresponding easing of sanctions.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that a potential deal would phase out restrictions on Iran’s uranium enrichment activities in the final years which would potentially allow them to build a nuclear weapon unobstructed towards the end of the term.
The core idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment and slowly easing economic sanctions, AP reports.
In other words, they can not only be a nuclear threshold state with the the ability to eventually have the bomb. Sanctions, our one bargaining chip, would be thing of the past.
The UN nuclear commission – the IEAE – would bear responsibility for the monitoring but on Thursday they said that Iran has not lived up to its end of the interim deal. Iran is hiding the military components of their nuclear program. That should have been a deal killer but not with this administration.
There is talk of a 15 year deal with the last five years basically being for show. U.S. officials were using 20 years as the benchmark for their negotiating strategy but the timeframe of the deal is under negotiation.
Such a process would allow Iran to build the bomb and continue lying about it as they are now while the sanctions program is eased out of existence.
The administration has no intention of getting the approval of Congress. The following is from the Times article:
It is unclear what form a March agreement might take, if it is reached. Would it be a signed document that the United States, its allies and Iran would make public? Or would it be a confidential record of the status of the talks on which Congress might be briefed but which would not be published?
It might not even be made public! All parties would then lie about what is in the agreement. The public would never know what is going on. This is what they do in banana republics.
As US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began talks in Geneva about the program on Sunday, the Iranian propaganda machine – Press TV – posted an article about Obama’s desperation for a nuclear deal. They quoted James Jatras:
“It’s quite obvious to everyone that Mr. Obama would like to have a deal with Iran,” said James George Jatras, a former US diplomat and adviser to the Senate Republican leadership.
“He’s under a lot of pressure to try to bring negotiations to a conclusion that he can defend domestically,” Jatras said Sunday during a phone interview with Press TV.
“I doubt very much that the United States would walk away from the negotiations because this is such a strong priority for Mr. Obama who otherwise has very little to show in the realm of foreign policy,” he added.
About John Kerry’s warning that the West would walk away from the talks, the article quoted Jatras as saying, “I think it’s quite clear that Mr. Kerry is playing domestic politics.”
Does anyone doubt that’s true? The Iranian news media has said the exact same thing.
The administration keeps talking about a long, tough process but the U.S. are the ones who are desperate and who give in as Iran lies, evades and manipulates.
The Iranians have 10,000 centrifuges. The latest leaks indicate they would be allowed to keep 6,500 centrifuges but Iran is insisting on 10,000. Peaceful nuclear energy does not require 6500 centrifuges. It’s needed for a bomb.
All parties have agreed on monitoring procedures but since Iran has not followed any of them during the interim agreement, why would we count on that?
In truth, Barack Obama believes we can live with a nuclear Iran.
While this is going on, Western media is ripping apart Netanyahu, and Obama’s campaign people are putting out negative information about Netanyahu prior to the Israeli election, including information that he is spending too much on personal expenses. This from an administration that spends millions on every vacation!
Watch Rudy Giuliani addressing an Iranian-American conference in the following clip taken on February 13th in Phoenix Arizona. The full two-part speech can be found at Western Free Press. It is an epic speech and worth listening to in full.