The United States and other negotiating countries agreed in secret to allow Iran to not live up to some its nuclear deal commitments, so Iran could start receiving hundreds of billions of dollars. Release of the money was contingent upon Iran meeting certain milestones, however, it did not. But the negotiating countries allow Iran to receive the money anyway.
A report has been release by the Institute for Science and International Security. The report is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations. The group’s president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report, declined to identify the officials.
“The exemptions or loopholes are happening in secret, and it appears that they favor Iran,” Albright said.
Among the exemptions were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal’s limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. LEU can be purified into highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium.
One senior “knowledgeable” official was cited by the report as saying that if the joint commission had not acted to create these exemptions, some of Iran’s nuclear facilities would not have been in compliance with the deal by Jan. 16, the deadline for the beginning of the lifting of sanctions. By creating the exemptions, Iran would appear to be in compliance and public perception would be that the Obama administration had brought them to heel.