After reviewing a document outlining the side deal between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Associated Press has confirmed details in the agreement that will blow your mind, including:
- Iran can use their own inspectors to investigate the Parchin site where experts suspect Iran has been developing nuclear arms.
- Iran can provide the IAEA its own photos and videos of suspect locations.
- Wording that suggests that international inspectors will be barred from site Iran declares have military concerns.
- Wording also suggests the IAEA won’t get photo or video information from areas Iran says are off-limits because the have military significance.
- While the document says the IAEA “will ensure the technical authenticity” of Iran’s inspection, it doesn’t say how they will do so.
Iran expert Clare Lopez of the Center for Security Policy called the deal “absolutely insane,” and offered this observation of the revelation:
“Never before did the IAEA simply allow a party suspected of violations to inspect themselves.”
Now, these details are just the ones we know about. Since the document reviewed by the AP is labeled “separate arrangement II,” it’s likely that there is at least one more confidential agreement between the IAEA and Iran; a fact that caused Sen. Ted Cruz to draw a line in the sand:
“Enough of the concessions, capitulations and backroom deals that make up President Obama’s catastrophic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The most recent revelation that Iran will be selecting its own inspectors to verify the nature of its nuclear program is made all the more egregious by the fact that as the single largest contributor to the IAEA (support that is mandated in the deal) United States taxpayers will be paying for a farce that is a direct threat to their own security.”
It’s important to remember that Secretary of State John Kerry said a few months ago in April that, under the deal, Iran would allow the IAEA to inspect anywhere/anytime; a promise also restated by Obama and Deputy National Security adviser Ben Rhodes. By July, all three of them would deny having said these words, claiming it was never part of the negotiations.
Of course, America is in this mess because of a bill pushed through the Senate by Sen. Bob Corker (R-INO TN)—the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015—that relinquished the Senate’s constitutional power to approve treaties. Under the INARA, Obama’s treaty with Iran is all but done. Here’s how:
- Congress votes “no” on the agreement
- It goes to Obama for his signature
- Obama vetoes the agreement
- It goes back to Congress
- Congress votes to override Obama’s veto, but fail because they don’t have the required votes (2/3 of both houses).
- Obama’s bad deal becomes law
The result? Iran gets billions of dollars in embargoed funds to finance terrorism around the world and build their nuclear weapons.
Thanks to Obama’s decision to have the UN vote on the deal before Congress gets a chance to review it, an obvious attempt to force their hand, even if the Senate and the House of Representatives can successfully override Obama’s veto, questions remain about how or if it will affect any agreements made between the IAEA and Iran.
I encourage my readers to contact their Senators and Representative, asking them to vote no on the Iran deal. Then, pray that enough Democrats see the light and vote to override Obama’s veto.
Ted Cruz summed up the situation perfectly when he said:
“This is not a partisan issue. It is not about President Obama’s political legacy. It is about the future of our country, and that of our allies.We have to stop this disastrous deal.” (emphasis mine)
You can read more on this story at World Net Daily.
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