In an open letter, Obama’s Iran Advisers warn that the implementation of the Iran Nuclear deal may fall short of what is expected of a “good agreement”. The advisers had put out a set of minimum requirements that Iran must agree to in the coming days.
Obama’s negotiators, headed towards Iran concessions that may weaken the international inspection of Iran’s facilities, may compromise the US’ intent to see if Tehran is working on nuclear weapons and Iranian research and development set for developing nuclear fuel by the end of the deal.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had backed away from several preliminary understandings reached between Iran and the United States. This is seen as Khamenei’s resistance to the hardening positions of the American negotiators.
The letter also indicates the increased political risk of final agreements between Iran and the United States. The Republicans may also use the possible risk to shut down the final accord.
According to the letter, the agreement will not prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapons capability. The authors proposed the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear enrichment infrastructure and impose a transparency, inspection and consequences system to deter and dissuade Iran from building future nuclear weapons.