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bananas

(27,509 posts)
Mon Oct 5, 2015, 02:21 AM Oct 2015

Iranian parliamentary panel gives conditional nod to nuclear deal

Source: Reuters

An committee of Iran's conservative-dominated parliament gave its support on Sunday to Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers on condition there would be no foreign inspections of military sites and no curbs on developing its missile program.

These proposals, contained in a report by a special parliamentary committee evaluating the agreement, could become law if passed by the assembly and approved by a top clerical body that vets proposed legislation.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sept 3 he favored a vote in parliament on the nuclear deal, but it will still go to him, as the country's highest authority with the ultimate say on all state policy, for approval.

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Iran nuclear review panel says deal flawed bananas Oct 2015 #1
So, Iran is admitting that they are allowing the deal to go thru even with inspections karynnj Oct 2015 #2

bananas

(27,509 posts)
1. Iran nuclear review panel says deal flawed
Mon Oct 5, 2015, 02:27 AM
Oct 2015
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/10/04/Iranian-review-panel-says-deal-nuclear-flawed.html

Iran nuclear review panel says deal flawed

By AFP | Tehran
Monday, 5 October 2015

A panel of Iranian lawmakers said Sunday that the inspections regime underpinning the country’s nuclear deal with world powers represented a security threat, but the agreement should go ahead anyway.

The 15-member committee spent weeks reviewing the text of the July 14 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), for what it said could be breaches of negotiators’ “red lines.”

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In their report the lawmakers hit out at the decision to allow inspections of military sites, which supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had appeared to rule out in a speech just weeks before the deal was sealed.

“It is evident that, based on the JCPOA, access to Iranian military sites has become possible,” the panel said.

“The JCPOA has serious weaknesses in the security section. Unless there’s a revision regarding the inspection of military, defense and security sites, it will cause problems for the country.

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Khamenei has the last word on all policy matters in the Islamic republic as his authority trumps Rowhani and all politicians. His speeches often backed the negotiators but stopped short of endorsing the deal.

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karynnj

(59,629 posts)
2. So, Iran is admitting that they are allowing the deal to go thru even with inspections
Mon Oct 5, 2015, 11:08 AM
Oct 2015

Look at your middle snip - it is reiterating the hardliners complaints and continuing to speak of the need for revision. However, note the lead sentence:

"A panel of Iranian lawmakers said Sunday that the inspections regime underpinning the country’s nuclear deal with world powers represented a security threat, but the agreement should go ahead anyway. "

This is the Iranian equivalent of many US or Israeli statements that while noting they did not get all they wanted, the deal should go forward. (I assume that in Iran, like in the US and Israel, there are also diatribes blasting the agreement.)

The parallel nature of the push back actually suggests that the deal really did hit a sweet spot where neither country would have accepted giving up more.

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