No sooner do I hear Obama lying about the deal he has struck with Iran then I read on Drudge that even the Iranians are accusing him of lying. It is unanimous, except for the media. You can never believe a word Obama says. This is what the Iranians have to say: Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement: Says White House misleading Congress, American people with fact sheet. Love that bit about the “fact sheet”. Here’s how the story starts:
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country’s leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic.
Zarif bragged in an earlier press conference with reporters that the United States had tentatively agreed to let it continue the enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb, as well as key nuclear research.
Zarif additionally said Iran would have all nuclear-related sanctions lifted once a final deal is signed and that the country would not be forced to shut down any of its currently operating nuclear installations.
And what do the Americans, or any one else who isn’t Iran, get from the deal? You know the answer already. Now read the whole thing, and be sure you get to the very end where you can see this last bit of detail:
Zarif also revealed that Iran will be allowed to sell “enriched uranium” in the international market place and will be “hopefully making some money” from it.
Are you wondering who the buyers of this enriched uranium will be? Undoubtedly insane to the very core, but who was expecting anything else? And no matter what John Kerry and his boss might think, if this is the Iranian interpretation, how is the US going to get Iran to follow what they think the Iranians agreed to unless they leave the sanctions exactly where they are?
But the more interesting question may be whether any of this will be reported in the American media. Not much of a question really, but thought I would mention it just for the record.