Sleep well: UN plans to keep Iran in check with nuclear containment by honor system

*Written by Doug Powers

If you thought the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration was ill-advised, just wait until the United Nations adds their fingerprints to it:


Oh, this should be really effective, and it will ultimately come with the blessing of the legacy-hungry Obama administration:

Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.

The revelation on Wednesday newly riled Republican lawmakers in the U.S. who have been severely critical of a broader agreement to limit Iran’s future nuclear programs, signed by the Obama administration, Iran and five world powers in July. Those critics have complained that the wider deal is unwisely built on trust of the Iranians, while the administration has insisted it depends on reliable inspections.
The investigation has been essentially deadlocked for years, with Tehran asserting the allegations are based on false intelligence from the U.S., Israel and other adversaries. But Iran and the U.N. agency agreed last month to wrap up the investigation by December, when the IAEA plans to issue a final assessment.

That assessment is unlikely to be unequivocal. Still, it is expected to be approved by the IAEA’s board, which includes the United States and the other nations that negotiated the July 14 agreement. They do not want to upend their broader deal, and will see the December report as closing the books on the issue.

Don’t worry though, because the U.N. is also reportedly — at the behest of the White House — negotiating a deal that would downgrade Ayatollah-led “death to America” rhetoric at anti-West protests in Tehran to less confrontational chants of “severe discomfort to America.” Iran will of course be relied upon for confirmation of compliance.

Reagan: Trust but verify.

Obama admin and the U.N.: Trust as long as the people you’re trusting will also do you a solid and verify just to save your people a trip.

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