Kiss Iran Deal Compliance Goodbye

Today the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) voted to close its investigation into Iran’s past nuclear activities. The vote, which was pushed by the United States, was a necessary prelude to the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal that was negotiated this past summer and then snuck through the Congress by means of a Democratic filibuster. But before the U.S. and the West started to release what might be as much as $100 billion in assets, the IAEA had to certify that Iran’s past nuclear military work had ceased. It did so in a report that was leaked to the press earlier this month. With that document in hand, there were no more legal obstacles to lifting international sanctions and beginning the new era in U.S.-Iran relations that President Obama has awaited so eagerly.

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Kiss Iran Deal Compliance Goodbye

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