May 2, 2018
- The Iran Deal Is a Lie – Bret Stephens
State Department spokesman John Kirby said in June 2015, “The sanctions lifting will only occur as Iran takes the steps agreed, including addressing possible military dimensions.” But Tehran did not “take the steps agreed.” The Iran nuclear deal was founded on a lie. Iran pretended to make a full declaration about the extent of its past nuclear work and the rest of the world pretended to believe it.
So much, then, for all the palaver about the deal providing an unprecedented level of transparency for monitoring Iranian compliance. So much, also, for the notion that Iran has honored its end of the bargain. It didn’t. This should render the agreement null and void. If the IAEA cares for its own credibility as a nuclear watchdog, it should decide that Iran’s past declaration was false and that Iran’s retention of the documents obtained by Israel, with all the nuclear know-how they contain, put it in likely breach of the agreement. (New York Times)