The West – the P5+1 – “will likely stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran”, according to Reuters.
The West is considering eliminating verification mechanisms (PMD).
If true, this is a deal without any substance whatsoever.
The UN Security Council 1929 fought hard for Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA on all outstanding issues, especially any which have “possible military dimensions (PMD) of the Iranian nuclear programme.” It was key to making this deal a deal.
“We have been clear that initially there would be suspension of any of the U.S. and international sanctions regime, and that the lifting of sanctions will only come when the I.A.E.A. verifies that Iran has met serious and substantive benchmarks,” Bernadette Meehan, the spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said mid-October, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency. “We must be confident that Iran’s compliance is real and sustainable over a period of time.”
Without PMD, inspectors can’t benchmark the Iranian program. We would not know how much uranium they have in total and we would not know how many centrifuges they have offline.
Iran says PMD is “out of the question.”
From the beginning of the talks, Obama has been clear that he would force Iran to “come clean”, something repeated by Secretary of State John Kerry.
As he did with amnesty, Obama will circumvent Congress with this deal because they would never accept it.
The New York Times reported in mid-October that “the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.”
“We wouldn’t seek congressional legislation in any comprehensive agreement for years,” one senior official said.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was caught on tape lecturing to a “private” meeting of top liberal interest groups explaining that an Iranian Nuclear-deal was our “healthcare” or “Obamacare” achievement, and Obama was trying to “structure a deal so that we don’t necessarily require (starts laughing) legislative action anyway.”
“Bottom line is, this is the best opportunity we’ve had to resolve the Iranian issue diplomatically, certainly since President Obama came to office, and probably since the beginning of the Iraq war,” Rhodes said. “So no small opportunity, it’s a big deal. This is probably the biggest thing President Obama will do in his second term on foreign policy. This is healthcare for us, just to put it in context.”
Ms. Meehan says there “is a role for Congress in our Iran policy,” but members of Congress want a role larger than consultation and advice. An agreement between Iran and the countries it is negotiating with — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — would not be a formal treaty, and thus would not require a two-thirds vote of the Senate.
Barack Obama wants a deal with Iran, imagining it to be as significant as his Obamacare and undoubtedly, it will be just as bad, no, actually worse.
“Our number one priority with respect to Iran is making sure they don’t get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in early November.
“Even countries where we have some differences, like Russia, have agreed with us and have worked with us cooperatively in trying to find ways to make sure that we can verify and have confidence going forward that Iran doesn’t have the capacity to develop a nuclear weapon that could not only threaten friends of ours like Israel, trigger a nuclear arms race in the region, but could over the long term, potentially threaten us,” he said.
“What we don’t want to do is lift sanctions and provide Iran legitimacy but not have the verifiable mechanisms to make sure that they don’t break out and produce a nuclear weapon,” Obama assured the world.
Obama has been exchanging secret emails with officials in Tehran even as they threatened Israel and called us satanic. He has gone it alone and will continue to go it alone to get a vacuous deal.
With this deal, Iran will be a nuclear threshold state and they will never have to come clean.
The WSJ wrote that the Obama administration has markedly softened its stance toward “Iran’s most important non-state allies,” namely, Hamas and Hezbollah.” It must be to get a deal.
In September, Reuters reported that Obama “informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and assured Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.” It was tantamount to asking permission.
The region will end up completely in the hands of Iran and other terrorist nations.
Everything Obama touches turns to ash.