The latest Associated Press dispatch from nuclear negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, reads like satire: “The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.”
Obama letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.
The Obama administration will also seek to avoid a vote in Congress on any nuclear deal with Iran, according to The New York Times.
“Our leader Obama won’t seek congressional legislation in any comprehensive agreement for years,” one senior U.S. official told the Times.
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.
They will be doing that spinning in a fortified bunker virtually impervious to air attack. No one seems interested in asking Iran why they’d need such a facility to house part of a program for the entirely peaceful production of nuclear energy for civilian customers, which they perpetually claim is the goal of their nuclear program.
We are basically watching Iran squeeze one crazy concession after another from Team Obama, while the clock runs down on a month-end deadline for agreeing on the outline of an agreement – a deadline that clearly rattles Obama far more than it bothers the mullahs. Everything going on right now looks more like Obama half-heartedly negotiating a surrender than working out some kind of tough deal. The Iranians insult him at will, dismiss any concession that would seriously hinder their nuclear program, and answer each new Obama capitulation with a fresh set of demands.
If they really want to push their luck, they should demand Obama personally abstain from golf until 2017, and see what he does. They should also demand the right to spin centrifuges in secret supervillain volcano lairs, grade schools, and mosques.