“My good friends this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace in our time.” ~ Neville Chambelain, October 30 1938
Fars News Agency announced today that the nuclear deal between the Super Powers and Iran stopped the enemy (Israel) from creating an atmosphere of Iranophobia. They gloried in what they said is a recognition of their ‘nuclear rights’, something John Kerry said we did not do.
The agreement appears to temporarily (for six months) cut off one path to the bomb if Iran fulfills the agreement and allow inspectors to check their facilities. The near-complete Arak heavy water reactor – IR-40- remains. Iran has agreed to not complete it but they keep it. They keep their centrifuges and can enrich up to 5%. Billions in sanctions have been lifted.
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John Kerry said the agreement does NOT recognize the right of Iran to enrich uranium:
“The first step, let me be clear, does not say that Iran has a right to enrich uranium,” Kerry said.
Fars News Agency, the Iranian News Service, wrote that Iran has been guaranteed their ‘nuclear rights’ in the agreement:
Iran’s right to enrichment has been recognized in two places of the document.
In return, Iran will reciprocate with a series of confidence-building measures.
Iran as a confidence-building measure will not further expand its activities in Arak, Natanz and Fordo in the next six months, but (uranium) enrichment below five percent and production of the relevant enriched material in Fordo and Natanz will continue as before.
Iran will also continue its research and development in its nuclear program.
Hasan Rouhani said Tehran’s enrichment activities would proceed similar to before. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a Sunday morning press conference in Geneva that Iran will never stop enriching uranium.
Russia’s Lavorov wanted the sanctions lifted and was pleased with this deal:
“We never recognized unilateral sanctions on Iran anyway,” Lavrov said.
Mr. Obama said last night that he was pleased with the deal and that it would make Israel safer.
The deal lifts $6 to $7 billion in sanctions which we will never get back. It also gives Iranians an additional $4.2 billion in cash.
PM Netanyahu isn’t buying it and described it as an ‘historic mistake:’:
“What was achieved last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement, it was a historic mistake,”Netanyahu told his cabinet in public remarks. “Today the world has become a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world took a significant step towards obtaining the world’s most dangerous weapon.”
Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said:
‘We awoke this morning to a new reality. A reality in which a bad deal was signed with Iran. A very bad deal. If a nuclear suitcase blows up five years from now in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning.’
‘It is important that the world knows: Israel will not be committed to a deal that endangers its very existence,’ Bennett added.
Mr. Obama’s deal might very well have increased the likelihood that war will break out in the Middle East.
The US has been reportedly holding secret meetings with Iran contrary to White House denials. The Geneva talks were likely a facade.
There was a report in November 2012 that talks were going on between the US and Iran. The US team to the secret talks was allegedly led by Obama adviser, Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett. Her primary interlocutor, the report said, was the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi. The talks were allegedly taking place in various Gulf states. If true, that is a major deceit.
According to Politico today, ‘Since March, the AP reported, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Jake Sullivan, Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, have engaged in at least five meetings with Iranian officials. A senior administration official confirmed a “limited” number of bilateral meetings in recent months.’
The agreement means the Mullahs will never lose power. It’s a big win for them.
People in the Middle East will lose sleep over a nuclear deal between global powers and Iran, a Saudi foreign policy adviser said on Sunday, signaling the deep unease Sunni Muslim Gulf states have over Western rapprochement with their Shi’ite foe. That was not an official response, the adviser stressed.
Abdullah al-Askar, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in Saudi Arabia’s appointed Shoura Council, said:
“The government of Iran, month after month, has proven that it has an ugly agenda in the region, and in this regard no one in the region will sleep and assume things are going smoothly,” Askar said.
In what appears to be another lie, Kerry credited the Obama administration’s tightening of sanctions as part of what brought Iran to the negotiating table. We know as fact that Obama has been lifting sanctions for the past five months. The FBI no longer halts illegal foreign dealings with Iran and they began that about five months ago.
Neville Chamberlain, peace in our time video:
His deal sounded better at the time than this one. Winston Chuchill regarded it as “a total, unmitigated defeat.”
WW II begins:
Clinton made a similar deal with North Korea.
From the LA Times October, 1994:
President Clinton on Tuesday approved a deal reached by U.S. negotiators in Geneva to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, saying the agreement “will make the United States, the Korean peninsula and the world safer.”
Clearly delighted by what he considers a victory for his foreign policy, the President appeared before television cameras to hail the agreement as “the first step on the road to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.” He instructed Special Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci, the Administration’s lead negotiator with North Korea, to sign the accord Friday in Geneva.
That was a good deal too. North Korea has threatened and tortured the world ever since.