Sunday, September 13, 2015

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About Obama’s Iran deal, John Boehner said: “It appears a side deal will trust Iran to self-inspect a key site where the regime conducted tests on nuclear detonators.” Oh Boner…Reuter’s called you out on your lie. United Nations inspectors will be present with Iranian technicians as they take samples from a key military site, two Western diplomats said, undercutting an objection by U.S. Republicans to the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.The diplomats were familiar with details of a confidential arrangement between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog for inspections at the Parchin site, where some countries suspect nuclear weapons-related tests may have taken place.Iran has denied that allegation, but agreed to accept comprehensive International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of its suspect sites as part of the historic July deal in exchange for an easing of international sanctions. An August report by the Associated Press, in its original version, said the agreement on Parchin suggested that IAEA inspectors would be barred from the site and would have to rely on information and environmental samples provided by Iranian technicians. The AP later published what it said was the text of an early draft of the agreement that remains unconfirmed. The report was seized on by Republicans in the U.S. Congress as proof that President Barack Obama’s administration gave in to Iran on the sensitive issue of inspections to check on Tehran’s suspected ambition to build a nuclear bomb. ……the Western diplomats told Reuters that while Iranians would be allowed to take the samples themselves, the agency’s inspectors would be physically present and would have full access to their activity. “There was a compromise so the Iranians could save face and the IAEA could ensure it carried out its inspections according to their strict requirements,” said one of the diplomats. Inspections at the Parchin site, which is about 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Tehran, would by carried out by mixed IAEA and Iranian teams coupled with cameras overlooking and recording the process, the other diplomat said. “The IAEA will be present when the Iranians take the samples (at Parchin). This approach to managed access is something that’s fairly standard in the IAEA toolbox. Nothing to worry about really,” the diplomat said. “Unfortunately there have been distortions and inaccuracies in the media that made it look like Iran would simply inspect itself. That’s not how it works,” the diplomat added So then they started telling a new lie: “Allowing the Iranians to inspect their own nuclear sites, particularly a notorious military site, is like allowing the inmates to run the jail,” said Graham. Um… no. It’s not. It’s like letting an inmate pee his own urine sample while you watch, under complete supervision, rather than you extract the urine sample from him yourself.This deal is not letting Iran run over us. We are running over them, and that is the truth. Get over it, GOP. This deal rocks, and you are just obstructing because you hate the big scary black guy getting any credit.