Specific details are emerging of the P5+1 deal with Iran which was nearly signed last weekend and which many believe will be finalized in the Geneva talks later this week.
The deal is said to include a full halt of construction at the Arak Heavy Water Reactor, the planned successor to the Tehran Research Reactor. Infrastructure will continue to be built around the site pending an eventual settlement of the matter of the reactor’s waste, which includes plutonium. It is believed an eventual deal will involve sending the waste abroad.
The deal will also place a significant limits on uranium enrichment, calling for Iran to complete its shutdown of 19.75% enriched uranium, and freezing its stockpile of 3.5% enriched uranium to current levels, meaning Iran could only produce more to the extent it is being used at the Bushehr power plant.
The deal on inspections is also said to go much farther than simply the ratification of the additional protocol to Iran’s nuclear safeguards agreement. The inspections cover myriad sites across Iran, and will include daily inspections of some of those sites.
The additional inspections were pushed apparently by the US, with an eye toward placating Israel, though that doesn’t appear to have worked. Though Iran is reportedly open to the idea, daily inspections seem ridiculously unnecessary, and will likely test the IAEA’s resources in the nation.
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There you go. A few decades of Jewish fantasies about you can wear you down.
will include daily inspections of some of those sites. Don't I know it! For those who don't know, I too have been determined for most of my life to prove that the moon isn't made of green cheese. My back aches. My shovel, once shiny, is bent and worn. And cheese still taunts me from somewhere beneath her grey outer flesh. If you had a big enough telescope, you could see my anguish! Why, oh why did I come here? Why didn't I just tell Israel to 'prove' the absence of absence of cheese herself? Why did I only pack one lunch? …you know, if I'd only thought to pack some green cheese on the way…I could have come home long ago… …hmmm. Should probably watch for that in Iran's case….?
Such inspections were used in Iraq to do targeting for an attack. If that happens again, it will do fatal damage to the whole concept of an inspection regime, and so cripple Non Proliferation.
Dont worry about this, the Iranians are not as desperate as the Iraqi's were and will never allow this to happen. The chitty little state knows this too well and thats why they going ape against such an agreement.
It should have already done exactly that damage; especially in conjunction with the behavior we've already seen with Iran. If it's suddenly admitted that fatal-damage has been done to the concept, then …who's 'next?' Palestine's occupiers may never be 'inspected,' perhaps, at some point, even because of the damage she's done to the concept's reputation.
If the Iranians agree to this they are insane. Only one thing stops western agression and that is the ability to fight back. The Dear Leader understood that. Hussein and Kaddafi didn't. The Iranians will to their sorrow come to understand it.
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