President Trump says he has decided whether or not he will pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the P5+1 deal, and officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
While I have no knowledge of the President’s decision I do know that the Iran deal you were told about by Obama and his cronies is not the real Iran deal (BTW if the President had asked me for my advice, I would have had major problems with his decision-making).
Parts of the Iran deal was hidden from the public, and the Obama administration lied to America about other parts. Even the administration admitted it, in a New York Times Magazine piece Ben Rhodes explained how he led the administration’s efforts to misrepresent the truth in order “to sell” the “Iran deal.”
To help the reader decide whether the JCPOA deal makes sense for America below are elements of the deal the Obama administration lied about or kept secret.
- The P5+1 deal gives Iran the capacity to enrich for bombs but NOT for power plants. The deal says that Iran can enrich fuel for peaceful purposes. However, under the agreement, Iran is allowed to keep 5,060 centrifuges, which according to former deputy director of the CIA Mike Morell is enough enrichment to produce bombs but not enough for a power program.
- The JCPOA lifted the ban on the Iranian ballistic missile program.Before the deal UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 1929, the council used mandatory language about ballistic missiles, it said, “It decides that Iran shall not undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.” The P5+1 resolution passed by the UNSC changes the language. The On page 119 of the UNSC approved P5+1 does not prohibit from carrying out ballistic missile work but asks them not to carry out ballistic missile development. The resolution merely says, quote, “Iran is called upon not to undertake such activity.” Some reports say that John Kerry begged Iran not to talk about the changes.
- The deal allows Iran to go nuclear after ten years. Do you remember when John Kerry insisted the Iran Nuclear deal was a “forever deal?” That was a lie some of the provisions expire after year 10, and the rest of them after year 15. Based on the agreement, by the end of year 15, Iran could have in place a nuclear infrastructure that could produce the significant quantities of weapon-grade needed to create a few nuclear weapons within months.
- The promised sanction “snap-backs” don’t really exist. President Obama gave Europe, China, and Russia a written promise that the US will guarantee their companies who make deals with Iran, would not have to stop working with Iran should sanction need to be re-imposed should Iran get caught violating the P5+1 deal.
- According to the framework deal, Iran was supposed to reveal thedetails of their nuclear program. We were told that as part of the agreement Iran would have to “fess up” to the U.N. inspectors about their previous nuclear activity. The reason for the historical inquiry isn’t to find out whether or not Iran had a nuclear weapon’s program so they could be reprimanded for being bad children. By understanding the Iranian nuclear program before the agreement, the IAEA will know how, when, and where to inspect their program in the future. Iran refused to let this happen. so Kerry conceded the point in the final deal.
- The deal gives Tehran with the leverage to blackmail the West since the Iranians can threaten (and have threatened) to walk away from the JCPOA with a 35-day notice. Under Paragraph 36, Iran can claim that any of the P5+1 is “not meeting its commitments” under the agreement. That triggers a 35-day set of meetings. Once that clock runs, Iran can claim the issue “has not been resolved to [its] satisfaction” and that it “deems” that the issue “constitutes significant non-performance.” Iran can then “cease performing its commitments under this JCPOA in whole or in part.”