posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 09:52 AM
I have to remind myself, it isn't Christmas for everyone in terms of Holidays and a good % of the world goes on today, working as usual and doing
things like passing and writing new legislation. Even in Iran.
“If the bill receives the (parliament) approval, the government will be required to complete the nuclear infrastructures in Fordo and Natanz
(installations) in case sanctions are intensified (against Iran by the West), new sanctions are imposed, Iran's nuclear rights are violated or the
Islamic Republic of Iran’s peaceful nuclear rights are ignored,” member of the parliament’s Energy Commission Seyed Mehdi Moussavinejad told
Moussavinejad said that based on the plan, in case of increased sanctions against Iran and violation of Iran’s rights to use peaceful nuclear
technology, “the government will be necessitated to launch Arak heavy water reactor and also increase the level of uranium enrichment to 60% to
provide the fuel needs of Iranian vessels engines”.
well... That doesn't sound particularly good.... Didn't we recently believe a deal had been struck? Hmm... From an article on that issue...
Rouhani said, “Let anyone make his own reading, but this right is clearly stated in the text of the agreement that Iran can continue its
enrichment, and I announce to our people that our enrichment activities will continue as before.”
But Kerry said in response on Sunday that the deal does not recognize a “right to enrich.”
“There is no inherent right to enrich,” Kerry said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And everywhere in this particular agreement it states that they
could only do that by mutual agreement, and nothing is agreed on until everything is agreed on.”
Washingting Post - Nov 24
That's what I was thinking. A flat statement of intent with immediate move to fulfill a 60% enrichment level pretty well blows the whole concept and
spirit, not just text and word of that prior agreement. It seems whatever happened between the "secret talks" to achieve that level, what came
during it for changing terms after the fact and the public back and forth since...has Iran ready to just throw their hands up and go their own way,
I'm not sure how I feel about that now.... We can't say, from what is visible (important caveat) that Iran has been treated in anything approaching
good faith. They seem to have been treated like Iraq was. A little slow...a little behind the curve and requiring patience and repeating the big
words. (sigh) ... They seem to have taken the treatment about as well as one could expect. Really badly.