The US-brokered nuclear deal turns out to be a lie, with hidden secrets. We’re not getting what we thought we were. Weak world powers eased up on Iran in secret deals we were never meant to see. The so-called nuclear agreement went into effect on July 14, 2015. It was said that, in order to comply with the agreement, Iran would dismantle its nuclear centrifuges. It was also said that Iran would be unable to pursue nuclear ambitions for 15 years.
An IAEA quarterly report, completed on Nov. 18, noted that by that date, Iran had dismantled 4,530 centrifuges. Most of those were old, first-generation centrifuges. They were in place at the Natanz and Fordow plants. The IAEA said none of those centrifuges were used to enrich uranium anyway.
As part of the P5+1 deal, Iran was to dismantle the Arak reactor and install a new core, conforming to a new design that produces less plutonium. Khamenei, in what was seen as a posturing statement to appease his hardliners, said that would only happen after a military review.
In February, unnamed Israeli officials claimed U.S. “negotiations” gave the Iranians 80% of what they wanted, in return for very little.
As usual, Iran gives up things that are of little to no consequence, and the UN and US think they have done a great job. No wonder Hassan Rouhani is always smiling!
Secrecy in the Deal
As is usual with deals between world powers, there were secret parts of the deal tied up with what was released publicly. The reason these parts of deals are kept secret is that the public would understand the deal was nothing like what they thought they were getting.
The Associated Press just released a story that references what had been a secret document. This previously secret document was described as an add-on agreement. It was actually “an integral part of the deal and had been approved both by Iran and the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany,” according to the diplomat who provided the document.
This part of the deal allows Iran off the hook after 10 years, so it can again pursue nuclear enrichment. Next time, they will apparently have newer, more efficient centrifuges.
When people claimed the nuclear deal was a bad deal, Secretary of State John Kerry defended it, saying, “Anybody running around right now, jumping in to say, ‘Well, we don’t like the deal,’ or this or that, doesn’t know what the deal is… There is no deal yet. And I caution people to wait and see what these negotiations produce.” (New York Times, February 23, 2015)
We waited and “the deal” was eventually released. But now we are seeing the secret parts they never wanted us to see.
Iran is more devious than the western powers could imagine. It is another “failure of imagination,” and the west is very good at being deceived.
Money More Important Than Peace?
In January this year, Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop said Australia would continue to enforce military sanctions on Iran for another five years. She said Australia was waiting for the IAEA report to decide whether to lift economic sanctions.
“The easing of these sanctions will ensure that Australian business is not disadvantaged in pursuing opportunities in Iran.” – Julie Bishop.
In May, some EU banks started working with Iran again, but most of the larger banks were wary, because of Iran’s past record of skirting around sanctions. The banks were very worried about making multi-billion deals that might put them at risk.
US, UN Support Mullahs, Cripple Opposition Again
In supporting Iran so willingly, and giving in to the mullahs, the UN, pressured by the US, effectively made internal regime change by the peaceful, democratic Iranian opposition much more difficult.
The U.S. State Department can’t decide if the Iranian opposition is dangerous or so weak that it will soon disappear into the dustbin of history. So that is why the U.S. State Department chooses to align with a human-rights-abusing dictatorial power that foments unrest throughout the Middle East, rather than a peaceful democratic organization.
In the meantime, the mullahs’ regime kills off its opponents a few at a time, and the US and UN express “outrage,” as if that has ever accomplished anything. Outrage is a way of pretending you care about something while you go about supporting exactly the opposite.
It seems that American Democrats and most women are so ecstatic about having the first woman president in the White House, that they are willing to completely ignore the human rights they hold so dear. The rights violations include the death penalty meted out to political opponents, homosexuals and troublesome women and juveniles, by a regime that openly advocates “Death to America,” and wants to wipe Israel off the map.
Why can’t we all just get along? It is because of money, power, religion, and the fact that the Iranians want their empire back, no matter what the cost.