Whether it lasts and how history will regard it remain to be seen.
A: Under the deal, all EU and US energy, economic and financial sanctions, and most UN sanctions, will be lifted on “implementation day” — the day Iran demonstrates that it has complied with obligations to reduce centrifuge numbers, uranium stockpiles. In addition it will have to address the potential military dimensions of its nuclear program.
B: “Iran will be permitted to operate up to 5,060 first generation centrifuges, configured to enrich uranium to 3.67 per cent — well below the level of enrichment required to make an atomic weapon. Iran will also be permitted to operate as many as 1,000 centrifuges at Fordow, its fortified mountain facility. Crucially, however, the centrifuges there will not be permitted to enrich uranium and instead will be reconfigured for the purification of other radioactive gases and elements that cannot be weaponised. The restriction on the number of first generation centrifuges will last for 10 years. The restrictions on the use of Fordow will last for 15.” http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f7dab4ae-2491-11e5-bd83-71cb60e8f08c.html#axzz3lGL452da
C: Uranium stockpiles – Iran to cut the amount it keeps from 10,000kg to just 300kg. Rationale: By giving up 97 percent of its uranium stockpiles, Tehran has effectively given up any possibility to create a nuclear bomb.
D: IAEA will have access to all Iran’s nuclear facilities. What is the IAEA? The IAEA is an organization that promotes the peaceful use of nuclear power and is against the building of nuclear weapons that are used for military purposes.
E: Supposedly, if Iran keeps its end of the deal, the West will know Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful. For Tehran, it will be able to produce nuclear energy, while also be showing to the Iranian public that it has not caved in to the demands of the US and its allies.
F: “The framework agreement will allow Iran to continue enriching uranium. While it would be left to IAEA inspectors to ensure Iran doesn’t obtain weapons grade enrichment, we can’t be sure there aren’t more secret facilities that we don’t know about — Iran has a history of being untruthful”. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/17/my-three-objections-to-the-iran-deal/#ixzz3lGPhwMi8
G: Iran has cheated before, repeatedly, and this deal lets them easily cheat again. Any time Iran balks at inspections of a suspect site, it can trigger a process that could take up to 24 days to resolve, before inspectors are allowed in. They can hide all sorts of things in 24 days – and even then, at least four member-countries of an 8-member council would need to agree to force the inspections, in order for them to occur against Iran’s objections. As for the cameras, they won’t be live, but only recorded. As for the inspectors, no Americans will be allowed.
Colon Powell loves the deal and considers it “remarkable”. However, Colin Powell does not address the fact that Iran will now have rapid access to some $150 billion currently frozen in overseas accounts, plus, eventually, many tens of billions of dollars in increased oil revenue – all funds it will be able to use to finance Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist groups. Plus, the deal will allow Iran, after several years, again to openly import conventional arms and ballistic weapons, with which of course it can do even more to support terrorist schemes. Meanwhile, because the civilized world capitulated on so many issues during these negotiations, Iran has learned that bad behavior is not punished but rewarded. Powell primarily likes the deal primarily because he supports Barack Obama and this Sunday stated that “These are remarkable changes, and so we have stopped this highway race that they were going down — and I think that’s very, very important,”
The only thing missing from this historic accord is a commitment that the U.S. must guarantee that the “self esteem” of the Ayatollah not be damaged in any way, shape, or form.