Friday, February 26, 2016

Iran briefly overstepped a limit set by nuclear deal, IAEA says, Very suspicious

euters/Carlos Barria

Anybody who doesn’t believes Iran isn’t already cheating on this deal and is actively developing nuclear weapons is as stupid as President Obama.
Reuters reports Iran briefly exceeded a limit set by a deal with major powers under which sanctions against it were lifted, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday, but Tehran then came back within the permitted bounds.

Under its July deal with the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, Iran is allowed to have 130 tonnes of heavy water, a moderator in reactors like the one it has disabled at Arak and a chemical it produces itself.

"On 17 February, the agency verified that Iran’s stock of heavy water had reached 130.9 metric tonnes," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which polices the deal, said in a regular report on Iran's nuclear program sent to its member states.

By Wednesday, however, 20 tonnes of heavy water had been shipped out of the country, bringing the stock back under the threshold of 130 tonnes, apparently in keeping with a soft limit under the terms of the July 14 deal, which is formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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And this needed to go public, why?  To show that the IAEA is on the case?  Or to give the world a false sense that Iran won’t be able to cheat on this deal?  I have a bridge to sell in Brooklyn.  Any buyers?