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Washington - White House Disputes Report On Iran Nuclear Deal Exemptions

Published on: September 1, 2016 05:42 PM
By: Reuters
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Washington - The White House on Thursday disputed a think-tank report that the United States and its negotiating partners had agreed to secret exemptions for Iran in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement.

“The argument that somehow this agreement was implemented before Iran came into compliance is just not true,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in response to a report released by the Institute for Science and International Security.

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The report, which was released by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations. The group’s president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report, declined to identify the officials, and Reuters could not independently verify the report’s assertions.

“The exemptions or loopholes are happening in secret, and it appears that they favor Iran,” Albright said.

Among the exemptions were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal’s limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. LEU can be purified into highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium.



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 Sep 01, 2016 at 06:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Having lost on the treaty vote and then having the treaty shown to be successful, these con artists in some right wing "think tank" are trying to further distort reality by quoting unnamed "officials" with additional lies. Not sure why they get anyone to believe them but perhaps they have too much time on their hands. Note that the experts in EY, who have the most concerned, have grudgingly acknowledged that they are better off, at least for now, with the treaty in effect, notwithstanding all its imperfections.i

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