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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Khamenei Demands Further Concessions From Obama

As the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nears, Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei declared on Tuesday from Tehran:

"Termination of the sanctions should depend on the fulfillment of Iran's undertakings; they should avoid saying that we should do our undertakings and then the Agency (IAEA) needs to verify them before the sanctions are removed, (because) we absolutely do not accept such a thing.

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We oppose the condition that fulfillment of the opposite side's undertakings depend on the IAEA (verification) report because the Agency has proved time and again that it is not independent and fair; hence we have a pessimistic view about it."

Khamenei also repeated his opposition to "unconventional inspections, interrogation of Iranian figures and inspection of military centers."

Will Khamenei's last-minute demands wring further concessions from the first invertebrate ever to inhabit the Oval Office? As matters stand now, the proposed agreement will, as explained by Professor Alan J. Kuperman in a New York Times guest op-ed entitled "The Iran Deal’s Fatal Flaw," only lengthen Iran's breakout time from "a little under two months" to three months. However, Obama is desperate, and "No deal is better than a bad deal" is no longer being trumpeted from the White House or the State Department.

Stay tuned . . .

[A comment published in response to Prof. Kuperman's op-ed by the "moderators" of The New York Times:

"'Showering Iran with rewards for making illusory concessions poses grave risks.'

Only to a Zionist is eliminating illegal, petty, vindictive, (Zionist-dictated) sanctions 'showering Iran with rewards.'

More than their racism, it is the mendacity of the Zionists that is so so appalling."

As stated by Dr. Martin Luthor King: "When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism."

Yup, anti-Semitism continues to raise its ugly head at The New York Times.]

1 comment:

  1. Meanwhile, the Saudis are now in France, hopefully causing serious agita in both Teheran and D.C., as they scramble to understand the Saudi-Russia and Saudi-France deals of the week.

    Guess we need to read the NYT to figure all this out, yes we can, NOT :)