According to The Los Angeles Times, "key elements of a new nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers (including the US) are contained in an informal, 30-page text not yet publicly acknowledged by western officials."
Not only was it not "publicly acknowledged", it was blatantly denied by the State Department.
And with good reason.
The 'secret side deal' (if true) allows Iran to continue its nuclear research and development program virtually unhindered.
The Times reports some of the (alleged) details of this 'secret' pact:
- No Iranian nuclear facilities will be closed
- Enrichment will continue
- Nuclear research will be expanded
- all research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue
What do the six world powers get out of the deal?
A big, fat zero according to Araqchi, who referred to the secret deal or side agreement using the English word non paper, a diplomatic term used for an informal agreement that doesn't have to be disclosed publicly.
A State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, denied that there was any secret agreement.
"Any documentation associated with implementation tracks completely with what we've described," she said.
Let's get this straight:
Iran is bragging (in Persian) that they've gotten everything they want while giving up nothing in a secret (non paper) deal.
The US State Department flatly denies the whole notion of a secret pact and claims the deal they signed is strictly on the up and up.
Something's rotten, folks. And it ain't in Denmark.
A wise man once said: "A lie that is a half-truth is the darkest of all lies." Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against His anointed one." Psalm 21:1-2
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