Is this even possible? How can one cave on key elements of a deal that is a total cave already? Does that mean O is reneging on his surrender to the mullahs and is moving toward denying them their nuclear weapons ambitions? Because otherwise I think we're entering the realm of creating huge rips in the fabric of spacetime.
Of course so would President Hussein denying the mullahs their means of igniting Armageddon:
Next month, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is scheduled to address one of the most important elements of the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal: Iran’s possible past nuclear weapons work, which the IAEA refers to as the “possible military dimensions” or the PMD of Iran’s nuclear program.
Although Obama officials had said Iran’s full cooperation with the PMD investigation was a prerequisite for the lifting of sanctions, this is no longer the case.
Remember these good old days?:
Resolving the PMD issue is important because this information is necessary to set a baseline for verifying the nuclear agreement. Secretary of State John Kerry made this clear in a July 24th, 2015 speech when he said: “PMD has to be resolved before they get one ounce of sanctions relief. Now that could take six months, it could take a year. I don’t know how long. But the IAEA has to certify that all of that has been done and we have received our one-year breakout before they get a dime.”
The mullahs are not cooperating:
Although Iran complied with an October 15th, 2015, deadline to reply to the IAEA’s PMD investigation questions, IAEA Director Genera Yukiya Amano indicated in a November 26th speech that Iran did not adequately answer all outstanding questions about possible past nuclear weapons-related work.
Amano said: “As my latest report on safeguards implementation in Iran shows, the agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. But we are not in a position to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.”
And the IAEA is, at best, incompetent, and at worst, complicit:
Moreover, the reliability of the IAEA’s investigation also has been called into question since it partly relied on Iranians collecting samples on possible nuclear weapons-related work for the IAEA under secret agreements between the IAEA and Iran.
So with clear evidence that the Iranians are not keeping up their end of a "deal" that is already hilariously lopsided in their favor, the Obama Regime is going to keep the economic sanctions stoutly and resolutely in place, right?
Based on statements made by U.S. official a few months ago, an inconclusive IAEA PMD report should prevent the lifting of sanctions against Iran until it provides answers to outstanding PMD questions. However, in October the Obama administration began to downplay the significance of the PMD investigation.
An unnamed senior U.S. official said during a State Department briefing on October 17th, 2015 that Iran only had to perform a series of procedural steps to demonstrate its cooperation with the PMD investigation.
The official said that the quality of the data Iran provides to the IAEA was not important because “the U.S. government has already made its assessment on Iran’s past [nuclear] programs.”
This official also said the PMD investigation is not part of the nuclear agreement text and thus has no bearing on whether sanctions against Iran will be lifted. [emphasis added]
Fred Fleitz put it this way:
What this means [is], one — that Obama administration officials have backtracked on the statements they made before Congress voted on the nuclear deal that Iran would be required to conclusively answer questions about its past nuclear weapons-related work, and two — the Obama administration is prepared to ignore an inconclusive or negative IAEA report on the PMD issue.
Whereas I put it this way: Nothing - AND RED BARRY MEANS NOTHING - is going to be allowed to spoil his Neville Chamberlain moment. And, you know, the annihilation of Israel that is his and the mullahs' common dream.
And they've got the stick that The One gave them to ensure it:
Iran’s position on the PMD investigation is that it will cease implementing the nuclear agreement unless the IAEA closes the book on all PMD questions in its December report.
It won't matter whether or not the IAEA closes that book, because O will do it for them.
It's a good thing that SOB doesn't play poker, or he really would be the Emperor With No Clothes.