A State Department spokeswoman denied Iran's claim of a secret agreement.
That Obama/Kerry deal to let Iran have nukes and billions of dollars is really working out well. And that moderate president of Iran who has no power and answers to its Supreme Leader and Super Duper Ayatollah who rigs all the elections is informing us how that's working out in between selective tweets featuring Iranian women doing ordinary things like not being stoned to death.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal.
"Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney downplayed Rouhani's remarks when asked about them at Tuesday's press briefing. He said these kinds of remarks are "expected" and geared toward their government's "domestic audience."
Right. That must be why it's in English like the way Jay Carney speaks in Persian for the domestic American audience.
"It doesn't matter what they say. It matters what they do," he said.
Iran hopes to start construction of a new nuclear plant in Bushehr.
"I hope that together with colleagues from Russia it will be possible to begin the construction of the second power plant in Bushehr, in the near future," Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said.
The head of Iran's atomic energy agency had said the country is building a new generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment.
Which are absolutely not a problem under the deal.
“So what’s the practical effect of this R&D [research and development] clarification that you labored over so hard? What does it preclude them from doing?” the reporter asked.
“It—I mean, their commitment is to continue their current enrichment R&D practices, and those are the practices that are laid out in the November Director General’s report,” said one of two senior administration officials on the press briefing. “This—that’s been documented, and that’s what they were—that’s what they will continue to do.”
Oh and there's a top secret side deal that may or may not exist.
Key elements of a new nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers are contained in an informal, 30-page text not yet publicly acknowledged by Western officials, Iran’s chief negotiator said Monday.
Abbas Araqchi disclosed the existence of the document in a Persian-language interview with the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the text of the implementing agreement would be released to lawmakers. He said the six parties were weighing how much of the text they could release publicly.
Asked late Monday about the existence of the informal nonpaper, White House officials referred the question to the State Department. A State Department comment wasn’t immediately available.
A State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, denied later Monday that there was any secret agreement.
That inspires confidence. I guess we'll just have to pass it to see how many nukes Iran gets.