Wednesday, June 10, 2015

US to Iran: No nuclear site inspections - no deal

Just kidding, of course!

From Homeland Security NewsWire:

Iran’s refusal to allow inspection of military sites could derail nuclear agreement
10 June 2015

As the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council— the United States, Britain, France, Russia, and China — plus Germany near a deal to ease international sanctions if Iran agrees to restrictions and monitoring of its nuclear activities, diplomats say Iran’s refusal to provide inspectors access to its military bases could set back the negotiations, which have been in the works for over twenty-months. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has publicly said that U.S.officials want IAEA inspectors to be given “anywhere, anytime” access to sites where nuclear work is suspected, adding that the Obama administration will not accept a deal unless access is granted “to whatever Iranian sites are required to verify that Iran’s program is exclusively peaceful — period.”

Gary Samore, former nonproliferation advisor to President Barack Obama,told the Los Angeles Times that with Iran’s known enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordow, as well as a heavy-water reactor at Ark, under international oversight, the country’s leaders would likely look elsewhere to conduct any secret nuclear work. “It’s the undeclared sites that are the real threat,” he said.

Iran continues to deny its interest in building a nuclear weapon, saying its nuclear ambitions are for peaceful purposes, but U.S. negotiators have reasons to be skeptical; considering that the uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordow were built and operated in secret until disclosed by outsiders...

Tough  talk from an administration that nobody takes seriously.   As the MICUS continues his rhetoric, Iran continues to declare "Death to America,"  and assert their 'divine permission to wipe Israel off the map.'


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