Nuclear Inspections Farce Puts Democrats to the Test

On Tuesday, a report surfaced that Iran issued a threat to Yuko Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, that he should expect personal consequences if he revealed the details of the side deals his organization had struck with the Islamist state to Congress. Amano appears to have kept his word and kept silent about the outcome of negotiations about inspections of military sites in the country where nuclear research was being conducted. But now we know why the secret was being kept. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Iran is going to be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate those sights rather than having IAEA experts do the job. The Obama administration had enough trouble walking back its promises of “anytime, anywhere” nuclear inspections and instead making Congress accept a plan that gave Iran 24 days of warning before its sites where visited. But now we are expected to accept that the questions about the possible military dimensions (PMDs) of its past nuclear research will be answered by Iran and not the IAEA. If there are Democrats with consciences still wavering as to whether they will vote to support a pact that will be verified by this farcical scheme, this report should force them to abandon the president.

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Nuclear Inspections Farce Puts Democrats to the Test

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