Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Iran's Supreme Leader Mocks the U.S. With Post-Deal Letter to Obama

From The UK's  DailyMail

Iran's Supreme Leader Mocks the U.S. With Post-Deal Letter to Obama

IRONY: 'You are well aware that some of the six states participating in negotiations are not trustworthy at all,' Khamenei wrote in a stunning rhetorical act of jiu-jitsu. posted online just 8 minutes after Obama's press conference concluded
Barack Obama's press conference 

Video of the Iranian President's address after the deal was signed on July 14, 2015

Iran’s Version of Nuclear Deal Differs Even at Press Release Level

The United States and three Western Countries, plus Russia and China, say they’ve reached a historic agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program. 
The deal’s general outline has been described as putting tough restrictions on Iran’s nuclear plans and setting up an inspections regime to verify that Iran is meeting its obligations. In exchange, the sanctions on Iran will be dropped, allowing Iran to sell more oil and become part of the international financial system. 
But the most scant examination of the Iranian version of the deal reveals disturbing differences between it and the Western version.
Some of the differences:
Obama insisted the deal cuts off “every pathway” Iran has to acquire a nuclear weapon. It removes two-thirds of Iran’s centrifuges; Iran commits to avoid using its advance centrifuges for 10 years; Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium will remain limited for 15 years. 
But Iran’s version of the deal, according to IRNA, says “All nuclear installations and sites are to continue their work contrary to the early demands of the other party, none of them will be dismantled.
Secretary of State John Kerry also went into more details about the deal in Vienna, saying that it does Allow Iran to enrich uranium, but only up to 3.67 percent, which is needed for civilian—medicinal—purposes, but a whole lot lower than what is required to build a weapon. 
IRNA says: “Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will remain intact, no centrifuges will be dismantled and research and development on key and advanced centrifuges such as IR-4, IR-5, IR-6, IR-8 will continue.”
Kerry said Iran has agreed to turn its Fordow facility, an underground bunker, into a research facility that will invite world scientists to work there. 
As to the heavy-water reactor in Arak, which was capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium—it will be rebuilt using a design approved by the international community, according to Kerry. And that design, Kerry said, would make the production of weapons-grade plutonium there impossible. 
IRNA says: “Arak Heavy Water Reactor will continue its work and remain intact, to be modernized, and equipped with latest technology, new laboratories and new installations and through cooperation with the owners of most sophisticated and most secure technologies in the world, early demands for dismantling or changing it to a light water reactor is void.”
Both sides are talking about the same deal?