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Question Iran Is Cheating on the Nuclear Deal, Now What?

Iran Is Cheating on the Nuclear Deal, Now What?
by Majid Rafizadeh


August 4, 2016
  • One year into the nuclear deal, two credible and timely intelligence reports reveal that Iran has no intention of honoring the terms of the deal, which, anyway, it never signed.
  • Germany's domestic intelligence agency revealed that the Iranian government has pursued a "clandestine" path to obtain illicit nuclear technology and equipment from German companies "at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level."
  • A secret agreement, obtained by the Associated Press, discloses that Iran's nuclear deal would not only lift constraints on Iran's nuclear program after the nuclear deal, but it will also do so long before the deal expires -- including the installation of thousands of centrifuges, five times more than what it currently possesses, as well enriching uranium at a much higher pace.
  • The more the White House ignores Iran's violations of the nuclear accord, the more Iran will be emboldened to violate international laws and the terms of the nuclear agreement.



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Exclamation Connecting the Nuclear Dots

Connecting the Nuclear Dots
by Peter Huessy
August 5, 2016

  • Iran seeks to do us grave harm, potentially with ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. The threat warnings are clear and we have strong evidence -- Iran has attacked us repeatedly over the past 30 years.
  • Instead of heeding the nuclear missile "dots" that are emerging all around us, we are busy promoting trade with Iran, downplaying its violations of the nuclear deal, simply ignoring its ballistic missile developments and dismissing the growing evidence of its terrorist past.






















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Any contrary information, that does not fit the Obama administration's preconceived notions for how the world works, is ignored by this administration. They've been doing this for years, with no sign of changing. With Hillary's campaign in full swing, they certainly have no intention of changing now.
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Exclamation Trey Gowdy GRILLS James Comey On Hillary Clinton Emails

Trey Gowdy GRILLS James Comey On Hillary Clinton Emails 7/7/16
Hillary Clinton Is Shown To Be A LIAR
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The Anatomy of a Deception
The worst example of international diplomacy in history, with none other than the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, at a time when the free Western world is being plagued by a scourge of Islamic terrorism.
By Sarah N. Stern


http://www.americanthinker.com/artic...deception.html


The media and much of the Republican establishment have caught on to only part of a story about a shady deal that the Obama administration made with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a deal that took a rather labyrinthine and bizarre form. What they are talking about is bad enough, which involves paying a ransom for hostages, opening up Americans to kidnappings and imprisonment whenever they travel abroad.

The part of the story that they are missing, however, is that what the administration did was highly illegal, according to statutes we still have on our books.

On August 3rd, a story broke (http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sent...eed-1470181874) that an unmarked cargo plane loaded with $400 million in foreign currency landed in Tehran as part of a United States payment to Iran. Coincidentally this happened the very same day that three American hostages were released.

The next day President Obama took to the airwaves, and emphatically stated (http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-de...ran-1470348837), “We do not pay ransom for hostages. We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future.” He went on to describe how he has met with various American families whose loved ones are being held hostage around the globe, and that we simply do not pay ransom because that would encourage more hostage taking in the future. "Those families know we have a policy that we don't pay ransom," Obama said (http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/politi...ejects-ransom/). "And the notion that we would somehow start now, in this high-profile way, and announce it to the world, even as we're looking in the faces of other hostage families whose loved ones are being held hostage, and saying to them we don't pay ransom, defies logic,” President Obama added.

However, Washington is abuzz with the news (http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-held...ers-1471469256) from the Thursday, August 18th Wall Street Journal that an Iranian cargo plane from Iran Air went on a trip to Geneva where pellets were loaded onto it, with foreign currencies including Swiss francs and euros. One of the hostages, Pastor Saeed Abedini, had said that he was kept waiting at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran on January 16th, until the morning of January 17th, and “was told by a senior Iranian intelligence official that their departure was contingent upon the movements of a second airplane,” according to reports (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016...prisoners.html).

Another aspect of the story is that Iran Air is the official airplane used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to transfer weapons and manpower to Syria to fight for President Bashar Assad’s brutal dictatorship and to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran Air had been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for ferrying weapons and supplies until January 16th of this year, the very same date these foreign currencies were being ferried to Tehran.

Interestingly, January 16th was also “Implementation Day” of the agreement.

Why did President Obama feel it was necessary to deceive the American public about this and to transmit the funds in such a convoluted and bizarre way?

For starters, Americans have a well-warranted distrust for Iran. This began with the 1979 Khomeini Revolution, when Iranian revolutionaries stormed the American embassy and took embassy officials hostage. It continued through the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, to that of the Khobar Towers in 1996, and to the IEDs found with Farsi imprints on them that sent American servicemen and women back home in body bags or with missing limbs.

A story in The Hill from February 17, 2016 reports (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...-deal-2-1-poll) that only 3 in 10 Americans approve of the nuclear deal with Iran.

The second and much more compelling reason is because what Obama did is patently illegal, and the Obama administration was aware of that. In fact, while arguing for the deal, they had reassured a skeptical Congress that these statutes would remain on the books.

The reason that they had to reassure Congress is simply because it is a well-known fact that Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The State Department’s most recent report (http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2015/257520.htm) on State Sponsors of Terrorism reads:

“Designated as a State Sponsor of terrorism in 1984, Iran continued on its terrorist-related activity in 2015, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various groups in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. In 2015, Iran increased its assistance to Iraqi Shia terrorist groups…Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF)-to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East. The IRGC-QF is Iran’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad.”

Andrew McCarthy, a former U.S. prosecutor for the southern district of New York, argues in a recent National Review story (http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...ding-cash-iran) that the financial sanctions, which were put in place in the 1980s because of Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism, still remain in place today. In fact, while making the case to support the JCPOA, Obama constantly promised Congress that the Iran-related terrorism sanctions would remain in place, and, (again), on January 16th, the U.S. Treasury Department reaffirmed that commitment. As Mr. McCarthy writes, “Treasury’s published guidance regarding Iran states that, in general, ‘the clearing of U.S. dollar -- or other currency -- denominated transactions through the U.S. financial system or involving a U.S. person remain prohibited[.]’”

And on the afternoon of August 18th, because of that morning’s Wall Street Journal story, State Department spokesman John Kirby admitted (https://www.c-span.org/video/?c46177...ts-iran-ransom) that this was ransom money.

This obvious deception is somewhat emblematic of the entire way this nefarious deal was made between the Obama administration and the Islamic Republic of Iran, including running to the United Nations to have the deal enshrined in international law before going back to Congress and having it approved. The Obama administration refused to acknowledge that this was a treaty, and required 2/3 of the Senate to ratify it. Instead, they dubbed it (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...paign2547&utm_) as “political commitments” and never even allowed the Senate to vote on approving it, even as required of a regular bill, which would require 2/3 to reject it.

The deception was gradual and implemental.

I will never forget sitting in the audience at the AIPAC Policy Conference in 2007, and listening to then Senator Barack Obama pledge that “the world must work to stop Iran’s uranium enrichment program,” amidst rapturous applause.

According to a piece in the Washington Free Beacon (http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...over-and-over/), since 2008 until April 2015, Obama promised no less than 28 times that he would prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

And as soon as he entered office in 2009, U.S. secret negotiations immediately began with Iran, with Oman acting as the intermediary.

David Samuels (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/ma...guru.html?_r=1) REVEALED in his May 5, 2016 profile of Ben Rhodes in the New York Times Magazine that the Obama administration created “an echo chamber,” in which a crop of newly minted experts acted as cheerleaders, and ventriloquist dummies “were saying things that validated what we were giving them to say,” according to Rhodes.

The Obama administration must have known
that no matter who was elected president of Iran, Khamenei and the ruling mullahs had the final say on everything. Yet, when Rouhani was elected, President Obama used his bully pulpit to further the myth that Rouhani was a moderate, and that therefore we had a small “window of opportunity” for a nuclear agreement.

Yes, we now have a nuclear agreement with Iran. And Iran now has an internationally condoned path towards a nuclear bomb, if they wait 10 to 15 years, plus it is permitted to operate more than 5,000 nuclear centrifuges, plus another 1000 in Fordow, (the rest are put in storage but not dismantled), plus, according to the Congressional Research Service, at least 120 billion dollars in unfrozen assets, plus 1.7 billion dollars which the administration claims is part of a pre-1979 deal we had made with Iran that was cancelled after the Islamic revolution, (of which the $400 million of ransom money is simply a part), plus an estimated $12 billion relief (https://www.commentarymagazine.com/a...g-irans-nukes/) from the JPOA, plus lucrative deals with Boeing and other companies that Secretary of State John Kerry has been globetrotting, encouraging international businesses to participate in, as well as an enhanced capacity to produce weapons grade uranium, and a replacement of outdated centrifuges with more modern ones, which were all negotiated as part of the agreement.

Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst who now works for the Center for Security Policy, has written in his brilliant new book, Obamabomb, A Dangerous and Growing National Security Fraud, “The JCPOA was negotiated and sold to the America people by the Obama administration with unprecedented deception, dishonesty and stealth. The United States made indefensible concessions because of the obsession by Obama officials to strike a legacy nuclear agreement for President Obama.” Mr. Fleitz argues that at best, the agreement will leave Iran with an industrial-sized nuclear program, with the world’s international blessings. He feels, however, that the more likely scenario will be that Iran will use the provisions of the nuclear agreement to continue to produce greater amounts of weapons grade uranium in a much shorter time, with advanced, more modern centrifuges.

This deal is perhaps the worst example of international diplomacy in history; with none other than the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, at a time when the free Western world is being plagued a scourge of exactly such terrorism. The Obama administration must be aware of that. Otherwise, why would they go to such extraordinary lengths to deceive the American people?

And as the sun rises in the morning, the government of Iran has already abducted more Americans to hold for future ransoms.

http://www.americanthinker.com/artic...deception.html

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State Department says Iran NEVER SIGNED nuclear deal and it's not 'legally binding' as it tells Congress to butt out of Obama's 'political commitments'
By J. Taylor Rushing, U.s. Political Reporter, For Dailymail.com



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...paign2547&utm_
  • Obama administration makes acknowledgments in letter to Kansas congressman
  • Administration did not make a signature on the nuclear agreement necessary
  • Controversial deal was not passed by Congress, but approval wasn't necessary

The Obama administration has disclosed to Congress that this summer's controversial nuclear arms agreement with Iran was never signed and is not legally binding, according to a new report this week.

The State Department made the disclosures in a letter to Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, a Republican, who had written the department to inquire why the agreement as submitted to Congress in July did not bear the signature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

'The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,' Julia Frifield, an assistant secretary for legislative affairs wrote Pompeo last Thursday.

As detailed in a story in National Review, Frifield went on to describe the agreement as a group of 'political commitments' instead of a legally binding document, telling Pompeo that the success of the agreement will depend on other factors.

'The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place, as well as Iran’s understanding that we have the capacity to re-impose — and ramp up — our sanctions if Iran does not meet its commitments,' she wrote.

Congress took a series of votes in September on the deal but never formally approved it - a step that was ultimately considered unnecessary by the White House since President Obama could have vetoed any attempt to strike it down.

In Iran, Rouhani persuaded the Iranian parliament not to vote on the deal to avoid creating 'an obligation for the government.'

'It will mean the president, who has not signed it so far, will have to sign it,' Rouhani said, according to news reports in August. 'Why should we place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people?'

Pompeo had referenced Rouhani's remark in his initial letter, which was addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, who negotiated the agreement.

'This is not a mere formality,' Pompeo wrote Kerry on Sept. 19. 'Signatures represent the commitment of the signatory and the country on whose behalf he or she is signing. A signature also serves to make clear precisely who the parties to the agreement are and the authority under which that nation entered into the agreement.'

'In short, just as with any legal instrument, signing matters.'


An assistant secretary at the State Department disclosed that the agreement was never signed and is not legally binding in this letter last week to Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican



The controversial agreement is expected to start taking effect in January. Under its terms, Iran has agreed to reduce by two-thirds its number of centrifuges which purify or 'enrich' uranium.

The country has also agreed to lower its stockpile of uranium and to modify a new nuclear reactor that is being built.

The six countries that signed the deal - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - have agreed to lift sanctions against Iran in return.

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Exclamation Iran's Ongoing Military Buildup

IRAN’S ONGOING MILITARY BUILDUP
Laughing in the face of Washington’s “concern.”
By P. David Hornik



http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2640...p-david-hornik

Last week Iranian naval vessels subjected U.S. warships to what U.S. officials called “harassing maneuvers risking dangerous escalation.”

In an incident last January, Iran illegally detained (https://www.navytimes.com/story/mili...land/79398324/) a group of U.S. sailors—using the fact that their boats had veered into Iranian waters as a supposed justification.

In last week’s incidents, Iran couldn’t even use that excuse since the American ships were in international waters.

First, on Tuesday, Iranian ships buzzed the USS Nitze, a destroyer, in the Strait of Hormuz. They “ignored (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...us-harassment/) repeated radio, whistle and flare warnings from the Nitze and slowed their approach only when they were within 300 yards of the U.S. ship.”

And in last Wednesday’s even more serious incidents, ships of the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) harassed two U.S. coastal patrol ships and a U.S. destroyer in the northern Persian Gulf.

Finally one of the coastal patrol ships, the Squall, had to fire three shots in the general direction of one of the IRGC ships to get it to stop chasing after the Stout, the destroyer.

As Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen note (http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articl...-the-high-seas), Iran is

[testing a] tactic called the “swarming boat” to destroy U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf.

The swarming boat attack (https://technologysecurity.wordpress...-does-it-mean/) is just what it sounds like: a number of fast boats equipped with missiles and torpedoes attack enemy ships from multiple angles to damage or destroy them as quickly as possible.

On Thursday the State Department hit back (http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...ates-tensions/) by calling the Iranian ships’ actions “unacceptable,” which should put fear in the hearts of the power-holders in Tehran.

And that was last week.

Further events this week might not have the drama of a precarious naval standoff, but are at least as significant.

On Monday it was reported, and visually recorded (http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-de...-nuclear-site/), that Iran had deployed its Russian-made S-300 missile-defense system at its Fordo uranium-enrichment site.

The S-300 is one of the world’s most advanced long-range missile-defense systems. Russia was initially supposed to supply it to Iran in 2010—but froze the deal when it came under U.S. and Israeli pressure to do so, citing UN sanctions on Iran as a pretext.

But that was then. The 2015 nuclear deal with Iran opened a brave new world in which the nuclear-related sanctions were lifted, and in which Russia has felt free to fill more and more of the vacuum left by a retreating U.S.

Israeli analysts see the S-300 as potentially impeding an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. There is also concern that the system could reach Syria or Hizballah, compromising Israel’s aerial supremacy.

Again, the State Department has an answer—so to speak. Spokesman John Kirby has “expressed concern (http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-conc...-nuke-site/)”; he

told a press briefing Monday that the US was unhappy with the sale of the S-300 system as well as its placement at Fordo….

Kirby said the US would be in contact with allies regarding the deployment of the battery.

“As we get more information, obviously, we’re going to stay in close consultation with partners going forward,” he added, without giving more details.

One doesn’t get the feeling that the Russians and Iranians are thinking, “Damn, why did we do that.”

And, finally, Iran announced on Sunday (http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-to...uclear-plants/) that it would soon start building two nuclear plants in Bushehr, in addition to the nuclear plant that’s already there. That one was built by Russia, and the new ones will also be constructed as part of a deal with Russia.

That deal involves the building of eight reactors in all.

There are no reports of any official U.S. reaction, reflecting the fact that the existing Bushehr reactor, and the prospective ones, are ostensibly “civilian” in nature.

For that reason the existing Bushehr reactor was left out of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal signed in July 2015. But at that time nonproliferation expert Henry Sokolski told (http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...plant-bushehr/) the Washington Free Beacon that leaving it out of the agreement was a mistake:

“That reactor can produce enough plutonium for dozens of bombs per year,” he said. “Iran could remove the fuel from the reactor and use a small, cheap reprocessing plant to extract plutonium, and get its first bombs in a matter of weeks.”

That will be all the more the case, of course, when it has a slew of such reactors.

Iran is a malevolent, expansionist power with a fanatic ideology. About eight years ago, when the Obama administration took office, it had already been so for decades; and it still is.

Today, though, under the thin guise of a “deal” that—at best—defers some aspects of its nuclear development for a decade, Iran—with Russia at its side—repeatedly laughs in Washington’s face as it steadily builds its military power. It is the world’s most acute security problem, and—despite “concern”—is only getting worse.

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Exclamation How The Iran Deal Is Empowering America's Enemies

How The Iran Deal Is Empowering America's Enemies
There are two fundamental mistakes in the current administration's approach toward Iran.
By Amir Basiri


October 28, 2016
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...s_enemies.html


In an attempt to prevent the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) from falling apart, U.S. President Barack Obama continues to pursue the failed policy of appeasement and giving concessions to the Iranian regime. The latest round includes the easing of financial restrictions (http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-ad...ran-1475942805) against sanctioned entities such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and paying a hefty ransom (http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-paym...som-1453421778) to free Americans held hostage by Iran.

There are two fundamental mistakes in the current administration's approach toward Iran: First, it is assumed that that the nuclear deal will solve all the problems the international community is faced with in respect with Iran. And second, it is believed that doling out concessions to the government of Hassan Rouhani will strengthen the so-called "moderates" against the ambitions of the "hard-liners."

Both beliefs have proven to be wrong since the nuclear deal was hammered and came into effect. As opposed to what the proponents of the appeasement policy hoped, the Iranian regime has become more aggressive in its illicit activities, including the funding and export of terrorism and the violation of human rights.

In the past month alone, U.S. ships off the coast of Yemen were attacked (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7363866.html) on several occasions by Houthis, a rebel group that is backed, funded and trained by the Iranian regime. Now thanks to the easing of sanctions, Tehran will be even better positioned to further funnel cash and weapons to the Houthis and its other terrorist proxies in Iraq and Lebanon -- many of which have a known history of attacking and murdering U.S. troops (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/02/wo...2cnd-iran.html) -- and to further aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad in slaughtering the people of Syria.

But aside from fueling its indirect enmities, the Iranian regime is also becoming bolder in its direct moves against the U.S. interests. Having tasted the hostage ransom business, Tehran has become more aggressive in its arrest and detention of foreign nationals. Last week, the Iranian regime sentenced two U.S. citizens to 10 years in prison (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ir...-idUSKCN12I1HX) under espionage charges, and earlier, a British woman was given a five-year prison sentence (https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...hari-ratcliffe) for unknown charges. The U.S. nationals were arrested by the IRGC, the same entity that recently dispatched boats to intercept and harass U.S. vessels (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08...cial-says.html) in the strait of Hormuz, and the same entity that will be the main beneficiary of the easing of economic sanctions against Iran.

There are two main lessons to be drawn from the continued failed policy of the Obama administration toward Iran.

First, moderation under the clerical regime in Iran is a total myth (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-bl...ration-in-iran). In fact, the same figures who are now in key positions under Rouhani's "moderate" cabinet have been endemically involved in the Iranian regime's crimes in the past three centuries.

Two stark examples are Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohamadi, who played a pivotal role in the 1988 massacre of 30 thousand political prisoners (http://news.nationalpost.com/full-co...rrowly-escaped) by the regime, and Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, who was one of the founding members of Hezbollah's military wing and one of the masterminds behind the 1983 bombing of U.S. Marines barracks in Lebanon (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...chief-who-pla/).

Second, the siloed approach toward Iran's nefarious activities must be abandoned for a holistic one. Ignoring Iran's terrorism and human rights violations for the sake of keeping the lid on its nuclear ambitions will only make things worse and result in further plunging the region into mayhem and chaos. Ironically, this is against the initial goal of the nuclear negotiations, which was to establish global security and stability.

This is a mistake that the current administration has failed to recognize and amend. Hopefully, the next president will adopt a more rational and effective policy toward Iran by first predicating any economic and political ties with Tehran to its halting of human rights violation and its support for terrorism and extremism. This is a first step that can bring the U.S. on the side of the oppressed people of Iran, the winning side.

Amir Basiri is an Iranian human rights activist. He tweets at @amir_bas

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Exclamation Iran threatens to shelve nuclear deal at “museum” if U.S. is non-compliant:

Iran threatens to shelve nuclear deal at “museum” if U.S. is non-compliant: Government official
BY LISA DAFTARI


http://www.foreigndesknews.com/world...ment-official/

A lieutenant commander within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps is celebrating the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran by threatening that if the United States does not keep its end of the nuclear deal, Iran will render the deal void, or “send the deal to (the) Museum,” according to Iranian media sources.

"The Iranian nation is bound to its nuclear commitments, but this commitment is not a one-way street," Brigadier General Hossein Salami said at a commemoration of the Embassy takeover and subsequent hostage crisis in Tehran.

Salami spoke at a large-scale demonstration in Iran’s capital Thursday, further stating that if the U.S. fails to keep its word regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, they will be forced to return to “square one” regarding negotiations.

The takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran occurred shortly after the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in which Iran’s monarch, Shah Reza Pahlavi, was dethroned by radical mullahs. The Embassy was raided, and 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981.

The Iran nuclear deal, or JCPOA, was an agreement reached between Tehran and the West, as represented by the nations comprising the P5+1, namely Russia, China, the U.S., Britain, France and Germany in July 2015, to “ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful,” according to the State Department.

The agreement was adopted in October of that year and went into effect in January 2016.

Salami also warned that the Iranian government would also resume its nuclear activity and activate its discharged centrifuges.

“Iranians will fight to the last moment for their rights anywhere in the world; a complete return to conditions before JCPOA is a total possibility should the US fail to attach to its commitments in implementing much-vaunted deal,” Salami said.

Since the deal was signed, Iran has often pointed fingers at the U.S. over upholding its side of the deal, while at the same time Iran’s government has come under serious criticism regarding its financial and material support of global terror, human rights abuses, imprisonment of American, Canadian and European individuals and its ongoing involvement in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.

Meanwhile, Germany's domestic intelligence agency reported that the Iranian regime has plans to follow a “clandestine” road to obtaining nuclear technology and paraphernalia from German companies in what the report called “a quantitatively high level,” even by international standards.

The Associated Press discovered a secret agreement revealing that the nuclear deal would undoubtedly lift limits on Iran’s weapons program long before the deal expires in 10 years. During this time they could install thousands of centrifuges, five times more than what the regime currently has, in addition to enriching uranium faster than its current capability.

It was later discovered that coinciding with the start of the deal in January, the U.S. airlifted $400 million in foreign currencies to Iran, and on the same day, four Americans being held in Iranian prisons were released. The State Department still denies that the money was paid as ransom for the hostages.

Since, an Iranian American father and son, Siamak and Bagher Namazi, have recently been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly “cooperating with the U.S. government against Iran.”

Reza (Robin) Shahini, an American Iranian dual citizen has also been taken into custody during this time. Shahini traveled from San Diego to Iran to reportedly visit his ill mother when he was arrested. Last week The Foreign Desk reported that Shahini was sentenced to 18 years for his activities on Facebook and for cooperating with a foreign government, referring to the U.S.

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Iran Once Again Exceeds A Nuclear Deal Limit -IAEA report
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http://news.trust.org/item/20161109162444-vzdxw


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By Francois Murphy

VIENNA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Iran has exceeded a soft limit on sensitive material set under its nuclear deal with major powers, the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump - who has strongly criticized the agreement - won the U.S. presidential election.

It is the second time Tehran has surpassed the 130 metric tonne threshold for heavy water, a material used as a moderator in reactors like Iran's unfinished one at Arak, since the deal was put in place in January. It had 130.1 tonnes of the material on Tuesday, the watchdog said.

The last time Iran overstepped that mark was brief, passing without major criticism from the other countries that signed the nuclear deal last year. But there are questions about whether the incoming Trump administration will react to such incidents the same way.

"On 2 November 2016, the director general expressed concerns related to Iran's stock of heavy water to the vice president of Iran and president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, ... Ali Akbar Salehi," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential report seen by Reuters.

The IAEA is policing the restrictions placed on Iran's nuclear activities under the deal it signed with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The agreement also lifted international sanctions against Tehran.

Iran told the agency it would prepare to transfer 5 tonnes of heavy water out of the country, as provided for in the deal, and a senior diplomat said Iran planned to carry out the shipment in the coming days.

A U.S. State Department spokesman, speaking at a regular news briefing in Washington, confirmed Iran's intention to export the excess heavy water.

"It's important to note that Iran made no effort to hide this, hide what it was doing from the IAEA," spokesman Mark Toner said.

Rather than setting a strict limit on heavy water as it does for enriched uranium, the deal estimates Iran's needs to be 130 tonnes and says any amount beyond the country's needs "will be made available for export to the international market".

Trump has called the agreement, one of President Barack Obama's top achievements, "the worst deal ever negotiated" and said he would "police that contract so tough they (the Iranians) don't have a chance".

Iran also exceeded the heavy-water limit in February, with 130.9 tonnes. (Additional reporting by Arshad Mohammed in Washington; Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Richard Balmforth and Paul Simao)

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Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal - Again. What's Next?
by Majid Rafizadeh


November 13, 2016
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9...s-nuclear-deal


President Obama is ignoring Iran's latest violations, and the UN and IAEA reports as well.

In fact, the administration, and State Department spokesman Mark Toner, are defending Iran on this issue, and appear willing to give critical concessions to Iran in the next round of talks in Baghdad this week.

In other words, Iranian leaders would be capable of more freely continuing their nuclear ambition without probing from the IAEA or the international community.

Iran has not yet allowed the IAEA "probes of various high-profile Iranian sites. The International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano is investigating whether Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear weapons.

Although the nuclear agreement heavily favors Iran and the main UN Security Council sanctions against Iran have already been lifted, Tehran continues to cheat and violate the terms of this weak nuclear pact.

Turning a blind eye to Iran's violations will only further empower and embolden Tehran to pursue its nuclear and hegemonic ambitions; ignore UN resolutions and international laws; scuttle US foreign policy objectives, and damage security interests.



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Iran repeatedly violating heavy water limits in reactors; IAEA
What will President Trump do?
By Rick Moran


November 17, 2016
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...tors_iaea.html


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that Iran is repeatedly violating the 130 ton limit of heavy water it uses to moderate nuclear fission in its reactors and has not made the excess available on the open market as the Iran nuclear deal calls for.

Reuters: (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ir...-idUSKBN13C17D)

Officials from the six other countries that signed the deal, including the United States, have expressed frustration over the breach and said the limit should be seen as firm.

Iran's overstepping of the 130-tonne threshold also raises questions about how U.S. President-elect Donald Trump - who has strongly criticized the deal and said he will "police that contract so tough they (the Iranians) don't have a chance" - would handle any similar case once he takes office.

"It is important that such situations should be avoided in future in order to maintain international confidence in the implementation of the JCPOA," IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said in the text of a speech to his agency's Board of Governors, using the acronym for the deal's full name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Last week's report said Amano had expressed "concerns" to Iran over its stock of heavy water, a material used as a moderator in reactors like Iran's unfinished one at Arak, which had its core removed and made unusable under the deal.

The agreement places restrictions on Iran's atomic activities - monitored by the IAEA - in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Rather than setting a strict limit on heavy water as it does for enriched uranium, the deal estimates Iran's needs to be 130 tonnes and says any amount beyond its needs "will be made available for export to the international market".

The limit on heavy water is designed to make it difficult for Iran to use its nuclear reactors to manufacture plutonium - a material used in nuclear weapons. With limits placed on Iran's ability to enrich uranium, it is critical to keeping Iran from making a plutonium bomb that there be strict controls on how much heavy water they can manufacture. That Iran is repeatedly violating these limits is worrying.

With Donald Trump's election victory, Iran can see the writing on the wall. Trump has promised to strictly enforce the deal or scrap it. Under President Obama, Iran has been used to getting its way with interpreting some of the finer points of the nuclear deal in their favor. They have also been successful in forcing the US and western powers in keeping secret several "side deals" that also favor Iran.

What can Trump do? There is a laborious process by which the US could take Iran to task for its cheating by convening a panel to examine whether Iran is in compliance or not. This is would take months and in the end, no one expects Russia, China, or the European powers to cause the sanctions to "snap back" as President Obama so ridiculously claimed in selling the deal.

So Trump has a decision to make and he will probably have to make it very early in his term; scuttle the deal unilaterally or go through the motions of convening a compliance panel. Iran may be setting up the US to take the blame for the collapse of the deal - an agreement most of their government opposed from the start. But Iran has been taking advantage of President Obama's desperate desire to maintain his biggest foreign policy triumph at any cost - a reality that will probably be lost or deliberately ignored by the UN who no doubt would heavily criticize Trump for abrogating a deal that Iran has repeatedly violated.

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