Iranian foreign minister: “We didn’t agree to dismantle anything”

posted at 9:01 pm on January 22, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Back in November, along with diluting their stockpiles, not installing any new centrifuges, and succumbing to more transparent international review, the White House listed one of the requirements of the interim deal as halting “all enrichment above 5% and dismantle the technical connections required to enrich above 5%.” The offending word, however, is now absent from the official “summary of technical understandings related to the implementation of the Join Plan of Action” the White House put out just before the deal went into effect on January 20th (“Halting production of near-20% enriched uranium and disabling the configuration of the centrifuge cascades Iran has been using to produce it” seems to be the next closest thing). Somebody, somewhere needs to get their semantics straight — or maybe that’s the point? Via CNN:

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that “we did not agree to dismantle anything.”

Zarif told CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto that terminology used by the White House to describe the agreement differed from the text agreed to by Iran and the other countries in the talks — the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany.

“The White House version both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitments” under the agreement that took effect Monday, Zarif said in Davos, Switzerland, where he was attending the World Economic Forum. …

In addition, the deal mandated that Iran halt all enrichment above 5% and “dismantle the technical connections required to enrich above 5%,” according to a White House fact sheet issued in November after the initial agreement was reached.

Either way, this does not make the White House’s evident willingness to go all executive-action up on this sucker any more comforting, via the WFB:


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Murphy9 on January 22, 2014 at 9:09 PM

I haven’t been keeping up.

Why is the Tea Party trying to unseat Pete Sessions in Texas?

Anybody…?

jaime on January 22, 2014 at 9:10 PM

And that slug Harry Reid refuses to bring the bipartisan sanctions deal up for a vote.

You know, I remember when the US was a world superpower. Those were the days.

Bitter Clinger on January 22, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Smart Power and StateCraft Strike again!!

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM

now absent from the official “summary of technical understandings related to the implementation of the Join Plan of Action”

We had to pass it so we could find out what was in it.

Patriot Vet on January 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM

You mean Hussein lied to the American people to intentionally harm us ?
AGAIN ?
Noooooo…..

burrata on January 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

S U R P R I S E ! . . . . . . . . .
.
.
Ok, not really ……. we all knew what the score was, all along.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 9:24 PM

…somebody lied?

KOOLAID2 on January 22, 2014 at 9:26 PM

…somebody lied?

KOOLAID2 on January 22, 2014 at 9:26 PM

for jihad ?
Nooooooo…….
He was just kidding when he dropped these pearls of wisdom :

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

burrata on January 22, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Once again, the gullible idiots in the WH and State Department show their incompetence. Unless they really want Iran as a nuclear power powder keg with a burning fuse.

RoadRunner on January 22, 2014 at 9:35 PM

What does one expect,

from,…

……URaniauns

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Oh, I don’t know…they’ve done a pretty good job of dismantling the shreds that remained of Obama and Kerry’s credibility.

thatsafactjack on January 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Rope-a-dope.

diogenes on January 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Did someone smash a bag of potting soil on Carney’s face?

Walter L. Newton on January 22, 2014 at 9:41 PM

MeanWhile,…back at the Mullah’s Banks:

Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters 10h

Exclusive: Khamenei’s business empire gains from Iran sanctions relief http://reut.rs/1ezW1RF
======================

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-setad-sanctions-exclusive-idUSBREA0L1CO20140122?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=992637

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 9:41 PM

You mean Hussein lied to the American people to intentionally harm us ?
AGAIN ?
Noooooo…..

burrata on January 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

I really don’t think Obama lied here…it’s more likely another example of his complete and utter incompetence.

JetBoy on January 22, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Did someone smash a bag of potting soil on Carney’s face?

Walter L. Newton on January 22, 2014 at 9:41 PM

He’s going for the Krugman look.

Jocundus on January 22, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhBG1ilB3ao

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I really don’t think Obama lied here…it’s more likely another example of his complete and utter incompetence.

JetBoy on January 22, 2014 at 9:42 PM

It is called taquiyya

burrata on January 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Israel Film: “The Last Day”
===========================

Published February 10, 2012
WATCH: Israeli short film depicts Iran nuclear attack scenario
**************************************************************

http://972mag.com/watch-israeli-short-film-depicts-iran-nuclear-attack-scenario/35070/

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Iranian politicians are pathological liars and we have… oh wait.

Hog Wild on January 22, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Israel Film: “The Last Day”
===========================

Published February 10, 2012
WATCH: Israeli short film depicts Iran nuclear attack scenario
**************************************************************

http://972mag.com/watch-israeli-short-film-depicts-iran-nuclear-attack-scenario/35070/

canopfor on January 22, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Awesome…thanks for that!

JetBoy on January 22, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Yeah…. Democrat = LIAR

ExpressoBold on January 22, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Two days ago the UN chief Ban Ki Moon talked to the islamic terrorist regime foreign minister Zarif about Iran attending the Geneva II convention about Syria and Moon told Zarif that Iran can be invited to the convention if it agrees on Geneva I principles and mainly about agreeing to form transitional government in Syria with full authority to replace Assad terrorist regime… Zarif told Moon that Iran agrees on this and Moon sent them the invitation.. Few hours after receiving the invitation Zarif went in public to deny that Iran accepted Geneva I principles and the creation of transitional government in Syria… Moon was shocked about Iran lies and he withdrew the invitation…

To summarize, the Iranian terrorist regime cannot speak the truth… In fact the 7th century terrorist mullah enjoy lying about everything… they think that they are so smart by lying and deceiving people and enjoy laughing at people who believe their lies… So it is utterly insane to believe that they will do anything about their nuclear weapons program….

mnjg on January 22, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Or IOW, the Iranians are now using the McCloskey Gambit;

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

-Robert McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman, at one of his regular noon briefings during the worst days of the Vietnam War.

Quoted by Marvin Kalb in TV Guide, Mar. 31, 1984.

The least worst response from The One and his minions would be,

Oops.

In a case like this, it’s somewhat less disastrous to appear stupid than duplicitous.

Of course, with this lot’s track record, nobody is likely to believe it anyway.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM

I think they will dismantle their nuclear bombs. In American cities.

BDavis on January 22, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Whatever happened to the Captain Louis Rennault award?

“I’m shocked, SHOCKED, to discover gambling happening here” (or some such).

connertown on January 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Did a YouTube video cause this too?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 23, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Did a YouTube video cause this too?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 23, 2014 at 1:40 AM

No, millions of brain-dead voters did.

AZCoyote on January 23, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Obama and Kerry lied again? That never happens.

dogsoldier on January 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Rope-a-dope.

diogenes on January 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM

More like just pointing out something shiny to this administration.

onomo on January 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

The Massive Pile of SHI’ITE that is Obama’s Foreign Policy FAILURES continues to mount to cataclymic heights!

Ran guns to Islamic Extremists in Libya before ordering our military to help Al Qaeda, perpetrators of 9/11/01 & the terrorist organization that would eventually kill Ambassador Stevens & 3 other Americans in Benghazi later, to take over Libya.

Aided the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood take over our ally Egypt’s country…brought terrorists of this group on the ‘No Fly’ list to the White House to attend Staff Meetings as part of their training on how to run Egypt’s government.

Ran guns to Islamic Extremists out of Benghazi as late as the night the compound there was being attacked…is STILL running guns to them.

Made the ‘Red Line’ declaration followed by his embarrassing ‘rest-of-your-credibility-destroying’ “It wasn’t MY Red Line – it was the WORLD’S Red Line” retreat before the entire worl…the US / Obama became a laughing stock, & the rest of the world – to include Iran…and Israel…realized Obama is all talk and will never do a thing. Iran saw this as a complete green light to go ahead and build their nukes.

Called the Islamic Extremist attack at Ft Hood a case of workplace violence’ when even Hussein – the attacker – calls himself a ‘soldier of Allah’. By doing so Obama (exposes himself as( makes himself look like an Islamic Extremist Sympathizer.

Eliminated Sanctions from Iran AND released and gave back to them their jailed #1 Nuke Scientist…in exchange now for…as this article reveals, NOTHING! Obama is just helping Iran have extra time so they can build their nuclear weapon. Says he will veto any legislation – even bi-partisan legislaton, placing sanctions back on Iran.

Over time, I wonder if the world will re-think Obama’s failed foreign policies and actions and see them as just that – failed policies / actions – OR TREASON?!

easyt65 on January 23, 2014 at 12:29 PM