- - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

With the ink not yet dry on the Iranian nuclear ‘deal’ signed by the Obama administration, more evidence of Iran’s intent to not fully comply with the terms of the agreement surfaced today as Iran says it will stop dismantling centrifuges that are made to enrich uranium, a requirement set forth in the ‘deal.’

Last week Iran began shutting down inactive centrifuges at the Natanz and Fordow nuclear plants after multiple hardline parliament members complained to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the process was moving too fast. “The (dismantling) process stopped with a warning,” Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the National Security Council, was quoted as saying by the ISNA student news agency, reported Reuters.

The conservative parliamentarians complained the act of shutting down the centrifuges did not comply with the wishes of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei has said that the Iran nuclear ‘deal’ should only be allowed to move forward after the issue of Iran’s nuclear Past Military Dimensions (PMD) had been settled. In other words, Iran wants the world to stop prying into its past attempts to develop a nuclear weapon.

So to recap, Iran signs a one-sided nuclear ‘deal’ that allows it to acquire a nuclear weapon in a period of years. The Obama administration rejoices. Then Iran refuses to implement the deal unless the world stops asking about nuclear weapons. Makes sense right? Seems like a classic bait and switch to me.


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