Leaked Confidential Document shows less limits on Iran nuke work, by George Jahn at AP.
Key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran’s ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
The confidential document is the only text linked to last year’s deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn’t been made public, although U.S. officials say members of Congress who expressed interest were briefed on its substance. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran’s nuclear program for more than a decade, and its authenticity was confirmed by another diplomat who possesses the same document. …
The document obtained by the AP fills in the gap. It says that as of January 2027 – 11 years after the deal was implemented – Iran will start replacing its mainstay centrifuges with thousands of advanced machines. That will give Iran a huge potential boost in enrichment capacity, including bomb making should it choose to do so.
Brilliant. Whose side are our ruling elite on? Are they serious? Iran is an Islamic theocracy. It’s bad enough that Pakistan is already churning out a couple of nuclear bombs a year.