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Steinitz: Iran deal won’t provide insurance for even a year unless loopholes closed ^ | 4/7/15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF

Posted on 04/07/2015 10:29:39 PM PDT by Nachum

The framework deal with Iran doesn’t even provide safety for a year, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday. He was reacting to a media blitz by US President Barack Obama assuring the public that the agreement would curb Tehran’s nuclear program for over a decade.

Obama “says we have insurance here for 10 years, but I say we don’t have insurance here for even one or two years unless the loopholes are closed, and only then could it become a more reasonable agreement,” Steinitz said, adding that “I wouldn’t trust this [deal] if it was home insurance, and certainly not if it was life insurance.”

To his sorrow, he said, Israel’s role here is to “ruin the party” that occurred last week in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the six world powers reached a framework agreement with Iran. The US hopes to finalize the final details of the agreement in June.

Steinitz declared that it is a bad deal with many loopholes.

Among the items that concern him is that the deal would allow Iran to continue its research and development on more advanced, faster centrifuges to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.

“It is extremely significant,” Steinitz said in a briefing he gave in Jerusalem on Monday about the agreement.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: algeria; arcticsea; deal; europeanunion; finland; iran; israel; loopholes; russia; steinitz; waronterror

1 posted on 04/07/2015 10:29:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/07/2015 10:30:08 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

The feckless one is worthless. How many times must we comment on, defer to, and chase worthlessness? This child/demon is not worth the effort.

3 posted on 04/07/2015 10:37:33 PM PDT by Fungi (Evolution is a faith in the scientific church.)
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To: Nachum

It isn’t going to take 10 years to prove what fools these people are.

My guess is before Obama leaves office. Iran knows they have a time limit of when the next president is elected. Once they have a successful test detonation none of it matters anymore. The deed is done. And the left will tell us it would have happened no matter what we did. And most will buy it...

4 posted on 04/07/2015 10:42:26 PM PDT by DB
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To: Nachum

Sound familiar? This is a remake of the same play we saw with North Korea. I recommend everyone reads this as it is a similar scenario.

This is an excerpt from: Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy

June 15, 1994: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter negotiates a deal with North Korea in which Pyongyang confirms its willingness to “freeze” its nuclear weapons program and resume high-level talks with the United States. Bilateral talks are expected to begin, provided that North Korea allows the IAEA safeguards to remain in place, does not refuel its 5-megawatt nuclear reactor, and does not reprocess any spent nuclear fuel.


February 25, 1998: At his inaugural speech, South Korean President Kim Dae-jung announces his “sunshine policy,” which strives to improve inter-Korean relations through peace, reconciliation, and cooperation.

April 17, 1998: The United States imposes sanctions on North Korea and Pakistan in response to Pyongyang’s transfer of missile technology and components to Pakistan’s Khan Research Laboratory.*

June 16, 1998: The official Korean Central News Agency reports that Pyongyang will only end its missile technology exports if it is suitably compensated for financial losses.

July 15, 1998: The bipartisan Rumsfeld Commission concludes that the United States may have “little or no warning” before facing a long-range ballistic missile threat from “rogue states,” such as North Korea and Iran.

August 31, 1998: North Korea launches a three-stage Taepo Dong-1 rocket with a range of 1,500-2,000 kilometers that flies over Japan. Pyongyang announces that the rocket successfully placed a small satellite into orbit, a claim contested by U.S. Space Command. Japan suspends signature of a cost-sharing agreement for the Agreed Framework’s LWR project until November 1998. The U.S. intelligence community admits to being surprised by North Korea’s advances in missile-staging technology and its use of a solid-rocket motor for the missile’s third stage.

October 16, 2002: The United States announces that North Korea admitted to having a clandestine program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons after James Kelly, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, confronted representatives from Pyongyang during an October 3-5 visit. Kelly later explained that the North Korean admission came the day after he informed them that the United States was aware of the program. North Korea has denied several times that it admitted to having this program.

November 14, 2002: KEDO announces that it is suspending heavy-fuel oil deliveries to North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s October 4 acknowledgement that it has a uranium-enrichment program. The last shipment reached North Korea November 18.

December 22-24, 2002: North Korea cuts all seals and disrupts IAEA surveillance equipment on its nuclear facilities and materials. An IAEA spokesman says December 26 that North Korea started moving fresh fuel rods into the reactor, suggesting that it might be restarted soon.

December 27, 2002: North Korea orders IAEA inspectors out of the country. They leave on December 31.

November 13, 2008: The North Korean Foreign Ministry issues a statement which denies that Pyongyang agreed to allow inspectors to carry out sampling at its nuclear facilities. The statement says that inspection activities are limited to “field visits, confirmation of documents, and interviews with technicians.” Pyongyang also says it is slowing, by half, the rate at which it removed spent fuel rods from its five-megawatt reactor in response to delays in receiving pledged energy aid.

Early December 2008: The United States completes the final shipment of its 200,000 tons of heavy fuel oil pledged to North Korea, bringing the total energy assistance to about 550,000 of 1 million tons.

January 13-17, 2009: During a visit to Pyongyang, North Korean officials tell scholar Selig Harrison that the country’s declared stock of plutonium has “already been weaponized” and could not be inspected. Harrison relays North Korea’s claims in congressional testimony on February 12.

5 posted on 04/08/2015 4:49:50 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Nachum

As if Iran is going to honor any treaty. And as if Barky is going to do anything when Iran violates.

6 posted on 04/08/2015 4:57:40 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Civil rights are for civilized people.)
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