Wednesday, July 20, 2016

U.S. State Department Admits That Parts Of The Iran Nuclear Deal Were Kept Secret From The Public

Washington Examiner: State: Nuke deal allows 'incremental growth' in Iran's enrichment capacity

The State Department confirmed Tuesday that non-public documents revealed this week accurately describe how that Iran will be able to ramp up its nuclear enrichment capacity after about a decade.

But the department insisted that the group of countries involved in the deal knew this as it was being negotiated, and said the information revealed Monday isn't "new" to them, even though the details had been kept away from the public since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, was agreed.

State also insisted the new capacity in Iran won't help it build a bomb, and would only be used for civil nuclear power.

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Update #1: State Department Acknowledges Document Revealing Lift on Iran Nuclear Constraints Was Kept From the Public (Washington Free Beacon)
Update #2: Iran's nuclear deal starts to end after 10 years, not 15 years (CSM)

Previous Post: Confidential Text On The Iran Nuclear Deal Leaked: Will Permit Iran To Move Quickly In Developing Nuclear Weapons Than Originally Promised (July 18, 2016)

WNU Editor: And people in government wonder why the public does not trust them? This document was kept secret because they knew that opponents to the Iran nuclear deal would never support such an agreement .... doubly so with this revelation.

The Iranian response to this controversy is priceless .... ‘The US cannot do a damn thing’ against us, Iran’s foreign minister scoffs (Times of Israel).

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