Friday, July 31, 2015

The Side Deals Aren't Secret But We Still Can't See Them

The side deals for the main Iran nuclear deal aren't secret, according to State Department spinner Marie Harf:

Harf ... insisted that the agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, which the Obama administration doesn’t have a copy of, wasn’t a “secret” agreement.

It's just that we can't see them:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, reiterated his demand Thursday that the Obama administration turn over documents related to agreements between the IAEA and Iran that he described as "side agreements." Secretary of State John Kerry has said there are none, and Amano's agency [the IAEA] speaks of a normal procedure in keeping confidential the technical nuts and bolts of monitoring agreements between the IAEA and individual countries.[emphasis added]

So Kerry doesn't have a copy to turn over and the IAEA just won't turn them over.

How convenient.

Harf also said that the more people learn about the deal, the more they learn to stop worrying and love the chances that Iran won' get a nuclear bomb:

State Department senior advisor Marie Harf said the administration is confident that polls will swing in their favor on the Iran deal because “when the questions are asked, the more information you give people about the deal, the more they like it.”

Is the fact that key verification deals aren't two of the things that can be learned part of Harf's public education effort?

And is this part of the public education effort?

Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday.

Or will President Obama qualify our citizens for that duty by opening up a hostage holding area an embassy in Tehran?

How can the Iranians not think that God is on their side?