After long months of “negotiating”, the Iranian regime said Monday that they will continue all nuclear activity under the final deal – ALL.
According to Fars, the Iranian News Agency, a Senior Iranian Official announced on Sunday evening that 70 percent of the so-called technical annex to the final nuclear deal between Tehran and the six major world powers has been drafted.
The unnamed source added that the technical annex – which is one of the five annexations of the final agreement – covers issues such as “nuclear research and development, Fordo nuclear enrichment center, Arak heavy water reactor, and the type of the centrifuges that will be used by Iran for the production of stable isotopes”.
“According to the technical annex, all the nuclear activities of Iran will continue,” he emphasized.
One of the P5+1 parties to the nuclear deal – unnamed – has offered to buy Iran’s excess N. fuel, according to the same source.
This is a clear conflict of interests.
The Associated Press and New York Times had quoted some sources as claiming that Tehran has agreed with the transfer of its enriched uranium to Russia. Iran now says that’s inaccurate and it will not happen.
While the State Department had called for dismantling Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in the past, the Obama administration softened that line in the several months since a framework agreement was announced at Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Iran is not simply going to dismantle its program because we demand it do so,” said President Barack Obama in April upon the announcement of the framework.
It is the U.N.’s IAEA that is in charge of providing the security of monitoring the American public has been promised, but Iran has continually kept investigators away from numerous facilities, failed to meet its obligations and has lied about it.
Iran has also refused to accept the U.N.’s determinations as valid, particularly the IAEA’s allegations of Iran’s PMD (military dimensions of their nuclear program). The Fars article on July 6th stated, “The diplomat reiterated the untruthful nature of the PMD allegations, and said it is not at all a difficult job for Tehran to prove that these claims are all baseless and wrong.”
Iran just delays and lies. They’ve made statements like this before but need prove any of it.
Iran has been cheating and our administration knows it but then covers it up.
Most recently, Tehran has failed to turn its enriched uranium gas (UF6) into oxide. David Sanger and William Broad published this information in the New York Times on June 1st.
The interim JPOA deal required Iran to get rid of any enriched UF6 above a certain level and get rid of it a certain way.
Omri Ceren of The Israel Project said that when the JPOA (Joint Plan of Action) interim agreement was extended last summer, this was how Kerry described it: “Iran has committed to take further nuclear-related steps in the next four months… [t]hese include a continued cap on the amount of 5 percent enriched uranium hexafluoride and a commitment to convert any material over that amount into oxide.”
When the Sanger and Broad article came out, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf gave out gross misinformation but the reporters pressed her with the facts. She said she’d look into it.
Unsurprisingly, the Iranians didn’t make the oxidation requirement by the June 30 deadline and the Obama administration told reporters to ignore the facts, informing them that the administration was confident the Iranians would meet the deadline even though it was mathematically impossible.
The IAEA announced that the Iranians did indeed miss the deadline. The administration responded by saying the violation doesn’t count.
Omri Ceren reported that when it was obvious Iran would not meet its commitment, the administration revised its criteria and weakened conditions that had to be met.
One senior U.S. official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, acknowledged that the U.S. defense of Iranian compliance was “weird” and did not come naturally, Business Insider reported.
This is all a reminder of a comment made by an Iranian reporter who defected to the U.K.
Amir Hossein Motaghi (photo top left) quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA) and then showed up in London to say he didn’t see any sense in his profession when he could only write what he was told.
Mr. Mottaghi said the U.S. is acting as an agent for Iran during the negotiations.
“The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he said.
The public is being told the administration is eager to make the deal. There is at least one other possibility but I will leave that for the reader to consider. Let us know what you think.
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