CAN THE IRANIAN REGIME BE TRUSTED?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 23, 2013) — The New York Times has reported that an agreement among among the United States, five other countries and Iran on reducing Iran’s nuclear capabilities was reached on Sunday morning in Geneva, Switzerland.

On Twitter, CBS News’s Mark Knoller reported a tweet from putative Secretary of State John Kerry which said, “Agreement in Geneva:  first step makes world safer.  More work now. -JK.”

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal believed that “U.S. President Barack Obama is outmatched by the Islamic Republic of Iran” while finding itself in a rare agreement with its historical enemy, the state of Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the agreement being contemplated was “a clear victory for the Islamic Republic, orchestrated by the United States.”

The accord is the first level of what is expected to be continuing negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has reportedly agreed to allow inspectors to visit two nuclear production sites daily.  The terms of the agreement state that Iran must dilute uranium enriched to 20% “so that it could not be readily used for military purposes.”

It has long been feared that Iran is only “weeks away” from producing a nuclear-grade weapon.  The “deal” requires Iran to “stop enriching uranium beyond 5 percent,” which necessitates the dismantling of connections among nuclear centrifuges used to enrich uranium.  Obama said the agreement requires that Iran observe “substantial limitations” to its nuclear program.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who with Sen. John McCain had traveled to Egypt at Obama’s request following the removal from power of Mohamed Morsi in July, warned that ““unless the agreement requires dismantling of the Iranian centrifuges, we really haven’t gained anything.”

The Times reported that the agreement does not require Iran to “dismantle any of its existing centrifuges.”

Bloomberg stated that “Alwaleed believes a stronger president would have the willpower to say no to a flawed deal with Iran. Like the Israelis, the Saudis believe a flawed deal is one in which Iran isn’t forced to put its nuclear program in reverse, by shuttering facilities and mothballing centrifuges.”

At approximately 9:35 p.m. EST, Knoller tweeted that the Obama regime promoted the concessions to which Iran agreed as contributing to “increased transparency” of the Iranian regime’s nuclear activity.

The Obama regime has agreed to supply Iran with between $6 and $7 billion in “sanctions relief” in exchange for Iran’s acquiescence to the plan.  In order to supply the aid, Obama reportedly plans to issue an executive order, as Congress likely would not approve  “any agreement that does not fully dismantle Iran’s nuclear program,” according to The Times.

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