White House: Iran Implementation Deal Will Be Kept Secret

US Blames EU, EU Officials Not Sure

Reached over the weekend, the interim implementation deal for the interim Iran pact with the P5+1 remains shrouded in secrecy, with the White House ruling out letting the public see the text of it.

White House officials say that the decision to not release the document was totally made by the European Union, and that it was up to them to explain why the US Congress and the American public aren’t allowed to see it.

The EU was surprised to hear that, with EU spokesman Michael Mann saying he had no idea why the document was being kept secret, but promising to “ask about that.”

All that’s certain is that the six month deal will begin on January 20. Officials say that talks will begin in February on a final settlement, though that obviously depends on whether or not the US Senate has succeeded in sabotaging the talks with new sanctions.

Author: Jason Ditz

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