The Iran Deal has continuously been exposed as no more than a joke. The JCPOA has no legal force. The Obama administration tricked congress with last minute changes to the deal. Iran violated the deal almost immediately with a ballistic missile test. Then Iran was labeled the most dangerous and the top sponsor of terrorism in the annual report on global terrorism by the State Department. And the list of blunders just seems to continue to pile up.
Last week, Newt Gingrich condemned the deal recommending that the next president should completely do away with it. “I’d advise tearing it up the first day — and I’d advise establishing a policy to actively work covertly to overthrow the dictatorship,” said Gingrich.
As if the situation with Iran couldn’t get any worse, the Washington Times has just pointed six shocking details about the Iran deal.
1. The restrictions are all temporary.
The restrictions put on Iran’s nuclear activities expire. “The agreement anticipates the “conclusion of consideration of the Iran nuclear issue by the U.N. Security Council 10 years after the Adoption Day” — that is, the adoption of the agreement itself on July 14, 2015. It contains stipulations such as this: “There will be no additional heavy water reactors or accumulation of heavy water in Iran for 15 years,” writes The Washington Post
2. Iran can still get the bomb due to the inspection delay.
According to the JCPOA, Iran can delay inspections from the Atomic Energy Agency up to 24 days. “They can get the bomb even if they keep the deal because the JCPOA contains the provision that Iran can delay requested International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections for up to 24 days — ample time to clean up for the inspectors,” writes The Washington Post.
3. Sanctions are actually being removed.
Even though Iran is being given some restrictions (that evidently expire,) previous sanctions placed on the country are being removed. “The JCPOA is quite definite about removing all economic sanctions on Iran. This included the removal of sanctions that had originally been intended to be removed only when Iran definitively gave up its nuclear program; now the Islamic Republic was being given sanctions relief and allowed to continue its nuclear program, only with certain restrictions that would all eventually expire anyway,” writes The Washington Post.
4. Iran has no consequences.
The deal goes in tremendous detail about the restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program, but it conveniently leaves out the consequences on the country if the restrictions are broken. “It is conspicuously lacking in specifying penalties for Iran’s not holding to the agreement. There is vague talk about the sanctions being reimposed — but once money held in the sanctions is given to Iran, it cannot be recovered,” writes The Washington Post.
5. US inspectors are not allowed at nuclear sites.
“On July 30, 2015, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi pointed out, “American and Canadian inspectors cannot be sent to Iran. It is mentioned in the deal that inspectors should be from countries that have diplomatic relations with Islamic Republic of Iran.” IAEA inspectors, he added, would not be given access to “sensitive and military documents,” writes The Washington Post. So with this being said, who will be inspecting the sites.
6. Iran will be in charge of inspecting its own nuclear sites.
“Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work,” writes the Associated Press.
These are the cold hard (terrifying) facts of the matter about the Iran deal. It’s safe to say, that Iran gets off way too easy. How does this protect the US or the rest of the world from the country’s nuclear arms? Iran now has more freedom than ever.