U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) as they arrive to resume nuclear negotiations in Montreux March 2, 2015. Reuters/Evan Vucci/Pool
Emily B. Landau, National Interest: There's Still a Lot We Don't Know About the Iran Deal
The deal has been marked by lack of transparency from the beginning.
The latest report issued by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) reveals confidential exemptions that Iran was granted by the Joint Commission in order to meet its requirements for implementing the Iran deal last January. The report has sparked a debate over whether there were in fact exemptions, and what they entailed. But the more serious issue raised by this report—and emphasized by its authors—regards the question of secrecy and confidentiality surrounding elements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and its implementation. From this perspective, the ISIS report is only the latest in a string of episodes over the past year in which issues involving secrecy (or lack of disclosure) have been exposed. Sometimes the issues have related directly to JCPOA provisions, and sometimes to the U.S. administration’s portrayal of events or policies related to the deal.
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Update: Iran Nuclear Deal Likely to Survive Next Administration (Barbara Slavin, Real Clear World).
WNU Editor: We are learning something new everyday .... The White House Approved The Transfer of $1.7 Billion IN CASH To Iran. As to the future .... President Obama signed onto this agreement in the hope that better relations can be formed with Iran .... in short .... a leap of faith. Unfortunately, it appears that Iran has a different agenda .... Pentagon: Iran Vessels Harass Another U.S. Navy Ship In The Persian Gulf. And as for our allies in the region .... they are still "pissed" .... Saudi Arabia Strikes Back (Foreign Policy).