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What the White House didn’t report on the Iran nuke deal

What the White House didn’t report on the Iran nuke deal

Since the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal and the administration’s release of a fact sheet on the matter, Iran has disputed the White House’s interpretation of the agreement.  While Iran has insisted that the agreement recognizes its right to enrich uranium, Secretary of State John Kerry has said, “We do not recognize a right to enrich.”

The Washington Post published this piece Thursday by its editorial board that points out notable omissions in the fact sheet distributed by the Obama administration.

THE FACT sheet distributed by the Obama administration about the nuclear agreement with Iran is notable for its omissions. The 2,000-word document, like President Obama’s televised statement Saturday night about the deal, stresses Iran’s pledge to cap its enrichment of uranium, delay the completion of a plutonium-producing reactor and accept additional inspections — measures that will guard against an attempt to produce a bomb while negotiations continue.

What the White House didn’t report is that the text of the accord makes several major concessions to Tehran on the terms of a planned second-stage agreement. Though White House officials and Secretary of State John F. Kerry repeatedly said that Iran’s assertion of a “right to enrich” uranium would not be recognized in an interim deal, the text says the “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program with mutually agreed parameters.” In other words, the United States and its partners have already agreed that Iranian enrichment activity will continue indefinitely. In contrast, a long-standing U.S. demand that an underground enrichment facility be closed is not mentioned.

Here’s another especially notable point from WaPo:

The most troubling part of the document provides for what amounts to a sunset clause in the comprehensive agreement. It says the final deal will “have a specified long-term duration to be agreed upon,” and that once that time period is complete, “the Iranian nuclear program will be treated in the same manner as that of any non-nuclear weapon state party” to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran thus could look forward to a time when there would be no sanctions and no special restrictions on its nuclear capacity; it could install an unlimited number of centrifuges and produce plutonium without violating any international accord.

Meanwhile, disagreement on the agreement continues.

Read the full editorial at the Washington Post.


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obama is a muslim, and he wants Iran to have nukes.
obama and his henchmen lie to the American people about everything.
obama wants to destroy America, and he feels that his time is running short to accomplish that.
We, the American people, are at great risk with obama as president.

They had to pass it to find out what was in it.

Obama is a man desperate for a political victory at all costs and we already know he is willing to lie to win one – or hide his failure to win one by misrepresenting what he did get. In doing so he places Israel at existential threat and the entire region at risk of bloody turmoil, not to mention perpetuating the threat to the US, the death of which Iran has called for and promised for decades. But these effects resulting of the Obama cause are considered mere collateral damage to the pursuit of his personal political needs.

Every time he opens his mouth words emit, but all he really says is: “Je suis l’état.”

It’s all about Obama.

    David R. Graham in reply to Henry Hawkins. | November 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    “… pursuit of his personal political needs.”

    Concur. Care to be more specific? Terminate opposition? Third+/unlimited term? Single leader global rule with universal taxation? What’s the big dream there?

Is anyone really surprised that the Obama White House would lie, about anything? If they aren’t lying they aren’t trying. Obama and Democrats must lie b/c if they tell the truth they ideas and polices would be condemned by the American people.

    David R. Graham in reply to styro1. | November 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Old news. What is the next lie/array of lies? Former and current lies are not news. They lie. Knowing that is not useful to say. It’s an established fact. What are the future lies? Where the the enemy going with all of this? That’s worth putting intelligence to, to discern. Lay it out in detail as best possible. Anticipate an enemy’s next steps and ultimate goal. That is useful labor. Stating the long-since obvious is not.

You folks almost have it right. The problem is that you’re looking at it through western eyes. The eastern mindset is so far removed from European philosophy that westerners cannot understand it. Obama doesn’t care about his legacy or his policies. His main concern is the furtherance of the Islamic world-wide Caliphate. His personal welfare is nothing. Like a constrictive snake they just lay patiently and take up what is given – never to relinquish the hold. Every inch taken is an inch gained – and inch farther from the start and nearer to their goal. We have a 5-year plan, they have a 5,000-year plan. A lifetime is but a moment to them and they are personally only pawns in Allah’s plan. Do not make the mistake of thinking that what is important to you is also important to them. Only the will of Allah has any weight.