“Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the UN agency that normally carries out such work…”
This? Surely a joke. But it is not!
The above is according to a document seen by the Associated Press (AP) and exposed on Wednesday.
This is how low the situation has sunk. Beyond anything even remotely rational, and making a total mockery of everything that is decent and ethical. See more, continuing (emphasis added)
“The agreement, for an investigation of the Parchin nuclear site by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is linked to persistent allegations that Iran has worked on atomic weapons. That investigation is part of the overarching nuclear-limits deal, the news agency said.
“The agreement was worked out between the IAEA and Iran. The United States and the five other world powers with whom Iran negotiated were not party to it but were briefed by the IAEA and endorsed it as part of the larger package, according to AP.
“The agreement diverges from normal procedures by allowing Tehran to employ its own experts and equipment in the search for evidence of activities it has consistently denied – trying to develop nuclear weapons.
“The While House has repeatedly denied claims of a secret side deal favorable to Tehran. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told Republican senators last week that he was obligated to keep the document confidential, and Iran has declared that the Senate must not be allowed to review the agreement due to its secret nature.”
Got it? Iran has been accused of having worked on developing nuclear weapons at its secret military compound at Parchin.
And so, in a confidential side agreement worked out between the IAEA – which is responsible for monitoring possible nuclear weapons activity by Iran as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action –and Iran, Iran is going to be permitted to monitor itself.
The P5+1 nations were not privy to the negotiation of this agreement, but they were briefed on it, and and endorsed it. This, in spite of the fact that the Obama administration has denied there are any secret side deals.
So, maybe this is a joke. A very very sick joke levied at all of us. For sure the Iranians are collapsing with laughter at what they have accomplished.
Run, my friends, do not walk. Run to the nearest telephone.
Place a call to every single one of your Congresspersons and Senators who has not declared publicly against the Iran deal. Share the above information and demand that they take a stand to stop the deal, which is a cruel farce that will bring no good.
For your Congresspersons:
For your Senators:
According to one of my readers (thank you! Fred E.), this critical information did not even make it into the NY Times.
And so, clearly, if the news is being buried, it falls to all of us to get it out. Share this posting with everyone you can. Put it up on Facebook and on your website. Share it with discussion lists. Write letters to the editor. Talkbacks on the Internet. No need for anything extensive. Simply cite the information above.
In a statement yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner referred to the briefings that have been provided as “totally insufficient.” “…it still isn’t clear whether anyone at the White House has seen the final documents.” he said.
My best guess is that the White House has not seen the documents. I ran a video recently of a hearing in the Senate with Kerry testifying. When asked if he had read certain documents connected to the deal, he hemmed, and hawed, and said no, he had not, but maybe someone on the negotiating team had – he wasn’t sure, maybe it was just a summary.
He wasn’t sure?
And in case the above is not enough, allow me to share more information about secret deals:
“Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
“Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business with Iran will not come under penalty.”
‘The Obama administration is purportedly promising the foreign governments that if Iran violates the parameters of a recently [concluded] nuclear accord, European companies will not be penalized, according to the secret letters.”
Guaranteed, we have not seen the end of this. There’s a whole lot more that we do not know about yet, I am confident: Because it’s “secret.”
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