Can Iranian Nuclear Deal Compliance Ever be Verified?

The following is a dispatch from Omri Ceren of the Israel Project regarding the state of nuclear negotiations with Iran:

The parties missed another deadline this morning, and talks are now expected to go through the end of the week. Mogherini told reporters this morning: “I am not talking about extension. I am talking about taking the hours we need to try to complete our work.” The overwhelming consensus from press and analysts here in Vienna nonetheless hasn’t changed: The parties will indeed announce some kind of agreement before they leave, though it will almost certainly have details that will need to be sorted out in future negotiations. How that aligns with the administration’s legal obligation to provide Congress with all final details the deal is anyone’s guess at this point.

  • Hard Little Machine

    An interesting book from the Cold War is “The Dead Hand” by David Hoffman, which goes into the extraordinary lengths the CCCP went to to cover up their violations of WMD treaties particularly in biological and chemical warfare. Turns out the the CCCP had a biological weapons program orders of magnitude larger than everyone else on the planet combined. And it was successfully hidden for decades.

    • These negotiations are a farce.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Any negotiations with muslims are a farce. Muslims don’t negotiate, they only pretend to. And John Kerry is a fairy with gossamer wings and a tiny clipped penis. Things aren’t looking too good for Obama’s America. Maybe the real America will kick the shit out of Obama’s America over the next few months. We all have ringside seats!

  • Xavier

    Well, sure. When nukes are launched against Israel and the U.S. you’ll know the Iranians are in full compliance.

  • Brett_McS

    The way Obama is managing the negotiations, a full arsenal of ICBMs will represent compliance.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    The whole show it looks like a game,they already been playing the same game for months and nothing real is coming out it.

  • Jabberwokk

    I mentioned on truth revolt that i am now convinced that i will witness the destruction of at least one American city in my lifetime. This is no longer about if but when as far as Iran gaining the capability. The only real question will be who’s first Israel or the US?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    By the time Obama tries to sell whatever deal emerges, his legacy will be shit and the public will know it.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Obama is shit and the public already knows it. It’s just that being both polite and evasive about inconvenient truths is a western caucasian default mode.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The nuclear deal process appears to be a complete lie, with the negotiations having to be put further and further into the future. This proves that the US has no intention of ever trusting Iran. It also proves that the neocons on the Republican side are completely controlled by the pro-Israel lobby and that means war is inevitable. Of course, I wouldn’t expect either side to actually support a deal in good faith. The fact is when money is involved, with weapon manufacturers and all these groups connected, a deal will never be wanted except regime change. Even the talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia prove that to find the best time to strike. Kind of weird with Saudi funding of problematic groups in the Mideast and Israel’s closeness to such a nation.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      The Democrats are just buying time and prepping Israel and Saudi Arabia. That is what I feel. Of course, Russia and China want a deal to increase their trade and so BRICS can expand. Everything is moving East, yet the West chooses not to produce anything and is only interested in games.

    • Minicapt

      … new Colorado weed?