An Iran Deal

This is breaking now so updates as events warrant. We appear to have struck a deal with Iran. The agreement apparently includes a halt to their nuclear program: no enrichment past 5%, no new centrifuges, no new enrichment facilities, full inspections and getting rid of any 20% enriched uranium. They will be allowed to continue to enrich uranium to low levels (3.5%) consistent with nuclear reactors, can keep their current centrifuges and the sanction will be eased (maybe; not clear at this point). This is preparing for a permanent deal in the next six months.

Expect Israel and the GOP to have a fit, whether the deal is a good one or not. I want to see more information before I judge.

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    So, how long will it be before there is a “incident” and Iran officially calls the deal null and void, only to find out that they never honored it in the first place?

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    If they actually comply with this it will because they don’t actually have the technology to do better. It’s like dealing with PRNK, only with turbans…

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  3. Hal_10000 *

    The deal is not bad as a first step. Ultimately, however, it will all depend on enforcement and how well the Obama Administration is able to monitor and force compliance with …

    Oh, shit.

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  4. AlexInCT

    Roh Roh Shaggy. Iran says White House lying about details of nuke deal:

    Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva.

    Iran and Western nations including the United States came to an agreement on the framework for an interim deal late Saturday night in Geneva. The deal has yet to be implemented

    The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced.

    However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually inaccurate primer that misleads the American public.

    “What has been released by the website of the White House as a fact sheet is a one-sided interpretation of the agreed text in Geneva and some of the explanations and words in the sheet contradict the text of the Joint Plan of Action, and this fact sheet has unfortunately been translated and released in the name of the Geneva agreement by certain media, which is not true,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham told the Iranian press on Tuesday.

    Afkham and officials said that the White House has “modified” key details of the deal and released their own version of the agreement in the fact sheet.

    Iran’s right to enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon, is fully recognized under the draft released by Tehran.

    I know the Iranians lie, but this WH is just as bad, so I can believe they are both lying.

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