The crucial negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program in a luxury hotel of Vienna seem to come to an end. The experts believe the discussions will have great influence on the geopolitical situation in the world, crash the oil prices and lead Mr. Obama to his first victory in the Middle East.
However, the foreign ministers from the P5+1 group still refrain from long comments leaving us with a number of questions. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry even stressed the American delegation “will be prepared to walk away” if it won’t get “a good agreement” with Iran.
Now I recommend we turn to a doc that clarifies the U.S. position on the Iran’s deal. This is a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program framed in April, 2015.
The Plan provides that:
– The IAEA will have regular access to all of Iran’s nuclear facilities, including those at Natanz and Fordow;
– Inspectors will have access to the supply chain that supports Iran’s nuclear program;
– Inspectors will have access to uranium mines and continuous surveillance at uranium mills, where Iran produces yellowcake, for 25 years, etc.
According to the doc Iran will be required to grant access to the IAEA to investigate suspicious sites or allegations of a covert enrichment facility, conversion facility, centrifuge production facility, or yellowcake production facility anywhere in the country.
However, Washington isn’t going to lift sanctions from Iran totally even if the countries come to a deal. It means the U.S. will only suspend using restrictions if Tehran will keep to the agreements. Meanwhile, the U.S. sanctions on Iran for terrorism, human rights abuses, and ballistic missiles will remain in place.
Thus, the U.S. is eager to keep a backdoor open for a maneuver and leave a way to put pressure on Iran.
And here’s the purpose.
The doc makes it clear enough the U.S. is deadly afraid of Iran’s nuclear bomb and will do its best to deprive Iran of any opportunity to create nuclear weapons in the next 10 years.
So, this is all you should know about “historic” negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. All other news stories are just the information background that distracts your attention.