NCRI - There is strong sentiment in the U.S. Congress that the details of the "side deal" between the regime in Iran and the United Nations nuclear agency must be made public.
President Barack Obama had promised that his nuclear deal with Iran would not be “based on trust” but rather “unprecedented verification.”
"Now it turns out Obama’s verification regime is based on trust after all — trust in two secret side agreements negotiated exclusively between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that apparently no one (including the Obama administration) has seen," according to the Washington Post.
A former international nuclear inspector, Iranian opposition figure, and the former Commander of the USS Cole have been invited to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal and its impact on regional security, nuclear weapons verification challenges and its impact inside Iran at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Monday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.
According to an announcement by the National Press Club, the panel will feature widely-respected nuclear inspector Dr. Olli Heinonen of Harvard's Belfer Center, who served as deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Commander Kirk Lippold, Commander of the USS Cole which was attacked by terrorists in Yemen in 2000; and Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the U.S. office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who first exposed the major nuclear sites of Iran's regime in Natanz and Arak in 2002, and is the author of 'The Iran Threat.'
Critics rightly point out that the Iran nuclear deal announced on July 14 is deeply flawed. The pact preserves Iran’s major nuclear infrastructure; it fails to convincingly block all pathways to a nuclear bomb; Tehran can secretly outsource its sensitive nuclear work; and the agreement recognizes Tehran as a nuclear-threshold state with time-bound restrictions exclusively on declared sites, writes Soona Samsami, the U.S. representative for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The Iranian regime’s nuclear ambition has been in existence since the late 1980’s, sometimes hindered, but steadily moving forward, writes Lord Maginnis of Drumglass.
"Methods towards attaining a nuclear weapon may have varied outwardly depending on the regime’s policy but, covertly, their resolution has remained unchanged and they have consistently driven towards creation of the world’s deadliest weapon. While the regime has been caught red-handed numerous times, their covert, underground facilities were largely discovered not by western inspections, or intelligence, but by the Iranian opposition group National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) with its biggest constituent the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI)," Lord Maginnis wrote on Friday in The Hill.
The United States Congress should reject the recent nuclear deal by the Obama administration with the mullahs' regime in Iran and instead support the Iranian people and their organized Resistance to bring about regime change in Iran, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan writes in The Hill.
"The Iranian regime is the principle sponsor of Bashar Assad’s murderous regime, a source of ethnic and religious violence in Iraq, and the central state-sponsor of terrorism globally. Their deplorable record on human rights also receives annual global condemnation," Dr. Sheehan wrote on Thursday in The Hill.
A Democratic member on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee came out against the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, as the White House seeks to gather Democratic support.
Rep. Grace Meng (N.Y.) said the "deal before us now is simply too dangerous."
"I strongly believe the world could and should have a better deal than that set forth in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which I will therefore oppose," said Meng, who is a member of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East.
At the White House recently, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the recently-announced nuclear agreement with Iran's regime as “the best deal.” A closer look at the details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, however, provides little cause for celebration, writes Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The broad international welcome given to the recent nuclear agreement between the regime in Iran and the major world powers has failed to mollify critics of the country’s human-rights record, the Christian weekly Church Times wrote.
Moreover, it has not had the approval of Middle Eastern allies of the West, which see Iran as an untrustworthy and destabilising force in the region, it said.
"For many critics of Iran, the worry is not so much what is included in the agreement as what is omitted. Sanctions against Iran are being lifted, and the country is being readmitted into the international community without being required to commit itself to improving its human-rights record", the Church Times wrote.
Source: Iranian-American Cultural Association of Missouri
Senate Briefing: Experts Discuss Blocking Iran’s Pathways to the Bomb, Stress Need for Congressional Scrutiny to Ensure Enforcement
Washington, DC, July 22 – Nuclear and national security experts joined former U.S. Government officials at a U.S. Senate briefing to discuss implications and next steps related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The briefing focused on concepts for blocking the Iranian regime’s pathways to the bomb in the wake of the JCPOA agreed upon between the P5 + 1 countries and Iran earlier this month.