There has been widespread coverage of the absurd and highly dangerous “side deal” between Iran and the IAEA in which, it turns out, Iran is going to be allowed to inspect itself! Iran itself is going to provide the soil samples or other “evidence” to the international inspectors – who, we must remember, will not be allowed to inspect anything without at least 24 days advance notice. This side-deal makes a mockery of the entire “Plan of Action” of the P5+1.
In truth the Plan should be renamed “the Plan of Inaction”.
Below is an excellent report by Dan Miller on the subject of the international (lack of) inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites. I’m reblogging it because I couldn’t do it better than him.
Over the past few days, Iranian officials have confirmed that international inspections of its nuke sites will be severely limited if permitted at all. This post provides excerpts from recent articles quoting them.
Iran’s nuke sites
The restrictions noted in this post are in addition to previously disclosed prohibitions on access by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to military sites, which Iran itself will inspect instead. Even The Daily Beast has mentioned this problem in reliance on an Associated Press article which states,
All IAEA member countries must give the agency some insight into their nuclear programs. Some are required to do no more than give a yearly accounting of the nuclear material they possess. But nations— like Iran — suspected of possible proliferation are under greater scrutiny that can include stringent inspections. [Emphasis added.]
The agreement in question diverges from normal procedures by allowing Tehran to employ its own experts and equipment in the search for evidence…
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