Obama reverses course re the Iran Nuke Inspections. Always a day late and a dollar short, the Obama administration had said yesterday that lack of detailed inspections was no big deal. After much vocal criticism, it has become a big deal today, after all. How they could have possibly thought it acceptable that being informed of a violation of terms did not have to answer the basic questions of: Who, What, When, Where, or Why? Unbelievable. Well, maybe not.
As Written By Adam Kredo at The Washington Free Beacon:
Obama administration repeats concern that Iran already violating nuke deal.
The Obama administration shifted its stance on Iran’s contested nuclear program Wednesday, writing in a letter to the United Nations that it is concerned the international community’s nuclear watchdog organization is not fully reporting on potential Iranian violations of the nuclear deal.
The administration also renewed concerns about Iran having violated its international commitments by stockpiling too much nuclear-related material. The renewed concerns come after Iran repeatedly test fired ballistic missiles in violation of current U.N. resolutions.
Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, said earlier this week that the agency is prohibited by the nuclear agreement from publicly reporting on potential violations by Iran.
The revelation prompted criticism from outside nuclear experts, including a former IAEA deputy director general. The limited reporting could prevent the international community from detecting potential nuclear violations by Tehran, according to these observers.
However, the Obama administration initially dismissed these concerns, with officials telling theWashington Free Beacon and other news outlets that “there isn’t less stringent monitoring or reporting on Iran’s nuclear program.”