Iran’s Nuclear Fuel Stockpile Increased By 20 Percent During Negotiations

Fortunately, NY Times writers David E Sanger and William J. Broad do what they can to cover for Team Obama, and the story is buried on page A6

Iran’s Nuclear Stockpile Grows, Complicating Negotiations

With only one month left before a deadline to complete a nuclear deal with Iran, international inspectors have reported that Tehran’s stockpile of nuclear fuel increased about 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, partially undercutting the Obama administration’s contention that the Iranian program had been “frozen” during that period.

How is this in any way “partially”? The program was either frozen or it wasn’t. If it wasn’t, as contended, then this completely undercuts Obama and his team.

But Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why. One possibility is that Iran has run into technical problems that have kept it from converting some of its enriched uranium into fuel rods for reactors, which would make the material essentially unusable for weapons. Another is that it is increasing its stockpile to give it an edge if the negotiations fail.

Or, it could be that they are lying crap weasels who are trying to make nuclear weapons, and will never stop trying to make nuclear weapons, as those in charge of Iran keep telling us.

The extent to which Iran’s stockpile has increased was documented in a report issued Friday by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations organization that monitors compliance with nuclear treaties. The agency’s inspectors, who have had almost daily access to most of Iran’s nuclear production facilities, reported finding no evidence that Iran was racing toward a nuclear weapon, and said Tehran had halted work on facilities that could have given it bomb-making capabilities.

But, then we read the actual report, and realize that Iran is still manufacturing nuclear fuel, and we learn (page 12 of the report)

Previous reports by the Director General have identified outstanding issues related to possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme and actions required of Iran to resolve these.65 The Agency remains concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed nuclear-related activities involving military related organizations, including activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile. Iran is required to cooperate fully with the Agency on all outstanding issues, particularly those which give rise to concerns about the possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme, including by providing access without delay to all sites, equipment, persons and documents requested by the Agency.

You mean the Iranian’s might be playing games? Huh.

The overall increase in Iran’s stockpile poses a major diplomatic and political challenge for President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, who flew back to the United States from Geneva on Monday for treatment of a broken leg he suffered in a bicycling accident, as they enter a 30-day push to try to complete an agreement by the end of June. In essence, the administration will have to convince Congress and America’s allies that Iran will shrink its stockpile by 96 percent in a matter of months after a deal is signed, even while it continues to produce new material and has demonstrated little success in reducing its current stockpile.

Since Obama lies about virtually everything else, why would Congress believe him? Why should we believe anything from the Iranians?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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