According to anonymous insiders, the U.S. has caved to Iranian demands in the ongoing negotiations over its nuclear development program in hopes that a deal will be struck before the deadline next Tuesday.
Previous to recent developments in the negotiations, the State Department guaranteed it would insist on serious oversight and enforcement of that oversight to ensure Iran would not break its promises as it has in the past.
But the insiders report that that insistence has all but vanished with claims that Iran will be allowed to continue running its underground centrifuges which are difficult to monitor and nearly impossible to strike militarily, should the need arise.
One of the sources, an official from the UN’s IAEA, blasted the concessions, “That is a terrible mistake—if we don’t have a baseline to judge their past work, we can’t tell if they are cheating in the future, and if they won’t answer now, before getting rewarded, why would they come clean in the future?”
The news comes as a slap in the face of U.S. allies, specifically Israel, who have insisted that a key component of the deal must be to keep Iran at least one year away from developing a viable nuclear weapon.
If an ultimate deal is agreed upon with these conditions in place, critics argue Iran will not be forced to disclose its previous military development making verification of compliance and progress almost meaningless.