Here’s the absurdity of the Iran nuke deal in microcosm.
“Iran has agreed to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards in the surveillance cameras that monitor Iran’s nuclear sites.”
The UN’s IAEA inspectors don’t actually inspect Iran’s nuke plants. They watch cameras. Which are currently not working.
After a lot of negotiations, Iran has agreed to allow the replacement of cameras and new memory cards in the cameras… which inspectors aren’t allowed to watch.
The director-general of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, flew to Tehran this weekend to discuss the situation with the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. “We had a major, major communication breakdown with Iran, which, of course, is something we cannot afford, having so many important issues that we need to solve,” Grossi told reporters after he returned, the according to the Associated Press. “And I think that was solved.”
It’s quite a breakthrough.
The surveillance footage will continue to be kept under seal inside Tehran, where inspectors don’t currently have access to it. But in case a broader agreement to restore the 2015 nuclear deal is ever reached, this weekend’s agreement would ensure “continuity of knowledge,” Grossi said. Broken and damaged cameras would also be replaced, he added.
Except that Iran is actually in control of the equipment. And in control of the facility. It’s absurdly easy to fool cameras. Almost as easy as fooling leftists.
“This latest ‘save’ by the IAEA appears to keep the Ponzi-scheme going from February that the IAEA will have access to monitoring equipment,” Ben Taleblu said. “Whereas in reality Iran could resurrect this crisis in a few months time by threatening to delete monitoring tapes and other data if not offered sanctions relief.”
Which I imagine is exactly what will happen even though the footage is worthless.