The Obama regime promised the American people that there would be unfettered inspection rights in Iran if his flawed Iranian Deal was passed. Of course, this was a lie stated not only by Obama but also Kerry and Rhodes. What we came to realize is that the real purpose of the Iran deal was so that Obama could pull all sanctions on Iran, sanctions that were working, and give Iran more cash so they could perpetuate terror around the world and especially harass Israel.
"Inspectors will also be able to access any suspicious location. Put simply, the organization responsible for the inspections, the IAEA, will have access where necessary, when necessary," Obama said.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders that he would not allow any inspections of the country's military sites.
So, what does the deal actually say on the subject?
The agreement allows for a "long-term IAEA presence in Iran" to monitor materials and nuclear development that wouldn't be used in weapons. Inspectors will have continuous monitoring capabilities at known nuclear facilities. For other areas in the country, including military sites where there is suspected nuclear activity, IAEA inspectors will have to request access.
If inspectors have concerns that Iran is developing its nuclear capabilities at any of the non-official nuclear sites, they are allowed to request access "for the sole reason to verify the absence of undeclared nuclear materials and activities or activities inconsistent with" the agreement. They must also inform Iran of the basis for their concerns.
Iran, in response, can propose alternatives to inspection that might satisfy the IAEA's concerns, the deal says. But if they can't come to an agreement to satisfy the inspectors within 14 days of the original request for access, the issue goes to a joint commission that consists of representatives from the P5+1 powers (the U.S., China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany), Iran, and the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs. They have another seven days to reach an agreement that must be supported at least five of the eight members. If they decide inspectors should get access, Iran has three days to provide it.
That means a total of 24 days could elapse between the time inspectors first request access to a suspicious site and the time they are allowed entry. The deal does not explicitly state what would happen if the Joint Committee deadlocks, four to four.
It was not anytime anywhere. It did not allow [inspectors] to go to a site and say, 'hey I think something must be going on there, give me 24 hours and I'm in.”
Iran had a lot of room to "wiggle out of things" if they did not want to give inspectors access. They could take advantage of the 24-day delay to pave or paint over evidence of building the components needed to produce a nuclear weapon.
Even though the Obama regime said access when and where necessary, anybody who expected believed that we were just going to be able to go in on short notice and walk around military facilities was either dreaming, really optimistic, or naïve to believe Obama would be truthful about this or anything.
Instead, Iran received about $1.7 billion as part of this terribly one-sided agreement. This resulted in exactly what Obama intended as stated by Kerry, "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) or of other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists. To some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented."
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