#1 Kerry Deal Recognizes Iran’s “Right” To Enriched Uranium
11-24-2013, 01:09 AM
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If the Tweets are right, the deal is a disaster.
Fars News Chief Claims Deal Lifts All Consequential Sanctions, Recognizes Iran’s “Right” To Enriched Uranium
"Kerry completely sold Israel and everyone down the river, if this is the deal. Iran doesn’t have to do anything more than “postpone work” for six months, if we are reading this right.
These tweets are from the General Director of Fars News Agency, the government media in Iran:"
Remember John Kerry telling Senators to "not listen to Israel" on this?
11-24-2013, 01:17 AM
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Some reason this fits really well.
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11-24-2013, 01:56 AM
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...Iran's decision on Sunday morning to comply with the deal — characterized in recent days by the Israeli government as "very, very bad" — was hailed in Geneva, Switzerland, as the "first step" toward a peaceful solution to the decade-old crisis...
The 'first step' imposes a limit on Iran’s enrichment capabilities and dilutes existing stockpiles of uranium, effectively halting parts of the program that are most worrisome to the international community. The deal specifically addresses the enrichment of uranium to weapons-grade quality, spun in centrifuges to such a degree that the material has no practical civilian purpose.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said at a Sunday morning press conference in Geneva that Iran will never stop enriching uranium. He told reporters that enrichment will continue and "will be a part of any agreement now and in the future," although halting it is a significant portion of the agreement. Although many restrictions will be implemented over the next six months, it will not completely cease.
He continuously insisted that is it Iran's "inalienable right" and urged other countries other countries to "recognize and respect those who decide by their own free will" to develop nuclear technology. He added that the international community should "refrain from imposing restrictions, when we are exercising our right."
When asked about Israel's potential reaction to the deal, Zarif avoided naming the country, but said that there is no reason to react negatively. "The deal is geared toward resolving a problem that has cast its shadow cast over entire world, and this region. I do not see any justification to be concerned about the resolution of a problem."
"We are trying to move forward with the international community," he added. "They must accept fact that threat of war is illegal. War is unnecessary, imprudent and illegal. If we can prevent that, it is an accomplishment. The force option is no longer on the table."
He later told Iranian Press TV that the west had finally "recognized" Iran's nuclear rights, and it would only be a matter of time until all sanctions were lifted, once they address some outstanding concerns.
Iran will grant "unprecedented transparency" to not just its nuclear plants, but also to its raw materials at uranium mines and mills, which have previously had no formal oversight, a senior administration official said on Saturday night.
The official said that sanctions relief on Iran would amount to, "at most, $6-7 billion dollars," in return for "very important concessions."
That compares to over $100 billion lost in oil revenue alone over the last two years, the official noted, and an expected $30 billion more over the next six months, throughout the duration of the interim deal.
"The relief automatically expires at the end of six months," the official noted, adding that the relief offered will be tightly controlled and "doled out in increments."
International monitors will be granted unfettered access to Iran's largest nuclear facilities, including Fordow, a uranium enrichment plant burrowed deep inside a mountain in the holy city of Qom and kept clandestine until 2009...
...Additionally in the deal, three-quarters of all centrifuges already installed at Fordow, and half of those at Natanz — another major facility — will be rendered inoperable within the coming months.
Iran will not be allowed to install new centrifuges, but will be required under the agreement to freeze all enrichment beyond 20 percent — a key step towards weaponization. The Iranian government will also be required to "dilute" all uranium already enriched above 5 percent into a form "not suitable for further enrichment," the White House said on Saturday night.
But Iran may continue enriching uranium to 3.5 percent, and is required to dismantle any existing enrichment infrastructure.
The heavy-water plutonium reactor in Arak — which provides the Islamic Republic with another path to a nuclear warhead — will not be commissioned, fueled or further expanded.
In exchange for these concessions from Tehran, world powers will provide the Islamic Republic with sanctions relief valued up to $10 billion, including $4.2 billion in direct foreign exchange. The sanctions adjustments are "limited and reversible," says the US government.
11-24-2013, 02:05 AM
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...The goal had been to hammer out an agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program for six months, while offering the Iranians limited relief from crippling economic sanctions. If the interim deal holds, the parties will negotiate final-stage agreements to ensure Iran does not build nuclear weapons.
...The U.S., Obama said, will refrain from imposing new sanctions during the next six months. And while certain sanctions will be loosened, the broader architecture of the sanctions will remain in place for the forseeable future.
Iran, said the president, has a right to atomic energy, like any other nation; but due to its history, the burden is on it "to prove to the word that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes." ...
...Addressing one of the most contentious issues in the 10-year nuclear standoff, Kerry said that the deal does not include any recognition of an Iranian "right" to enrich uranium.
But speaking on Iran's Press TV, Zarif said the deal had recognised Iran's nuclear program. He added that in a final "step" all sanctions would be lifted.
Zarif said the deal was an opportunity for the West to restore trust with the Iranian nation, adding Tehran would expand cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, to address what he called some concerns.
11-24-2013, 02:08 AM
I'm surprised Kerry didn't agree to a treaty where they would promise only to blow up red states in the event of a nuclear attack.
11-24-2013, 02:11 AM
I can hear him now "blow up the Jews, Conservatives and all those dammed senior citizens in Florida, they are a drag on our new health care system".
11-24-2013, 02:32 PM
If I were the israels I'd be concerned but at least they have God on their sideWe're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
11-24-2013, 04:07 PM
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Netanyahu Slams Obama’s Deal With Iran As A “Historical Mistake”…Update: Video: “First Step Could Be The Last Step”
11-24-2013, 05:08 PM
What could possibly go wrong...?
11-24-2013, 07:03 PM
In a related story, Kerry has recognized the right of Israelis to paint bullseyes on themselves and glow in the dark.--Odysseus
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