West caves in to Iran’s continued refusal to disclose information demanded by the IAEA

According to AP on June 12, 2015, Western diplomats reportedly back off requiring Iran to promptly disclose pre-2003 nuclear weapons work

Much of Iran’s alleged work on warheads, delivery systems and detonators predates 2003, when Iran’s nuclear activity first came to light. An IAEA investigation has been foiled for more than a decade by Iranian refusals to allow monitors to visit suspicious sites or interview individuals allegedly involved in secret weapons development.

Critics insist Iran must not only “come clean” on such activity for transparency’s sake, as past and present U.S. administrations have long demanded, but that compliance with any accord can only be measured if Tehran provides a complete accounting of all its previous nuclear efforts. Critics contend that otherwise, the world wouldn’t have a full script of everything it needs to verify

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf has said “it would find it very difficult to imagine” a final deal that doesn’t open up the Parchin military installation, a primary focus of nuclear investigators.

And in April 2015 Secretary John Kerry assured us that the required information will definitly be obtained or there will be no deal.

But, in a hardly noticed 180 degree turnaround, U.S. and Western officials have now said they are prepared to accept a nuclear agreement with Iran that doesn’t immediately answer questions about past atomic weapons work,

This concession is made despite Western intelligence agencies saying they don’t know the extent of Iran’s alleged work on warheads, delivery systems and detonators before 2003, or if Iran persisted in covert efforts and the decaade long refsal by Iran to supply thw IAEA with the information demanded and its refusals to allow monitors to visit suspicious sites or interview individuals allegedly involved in secret weapons development.

But none of the above developments should come as a surprise. Soon after the November 2014 agreement security analyst Ryan Mauro got it right. See the video below

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Maurice Ostroff is a founder member of the international Coalition of Hasbara Volunteers, better known by its acronym CoHaV, (star in Hebrew), a world-wide umbrella organization of volunteers active in combating anti-Israel media and political bias and in promoting the positive side of Israel His web site is at www.maurice-ostroff.org
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