Iran Not Complying With Nuclear Pact

Editor, News-Register

The Intelligencer published a column by Patrick Buchanan on March 29 entitled “Trump and His War Cabinet.” Buchanan may have whatever opinions he would like, but he shouldn’t continue to make statements that are simply untrue.

Buchanan’s column dealt with the Iranian nuclear issue and his concern that new, national security adviser, John Bolton, would drag the U.S. into another war. Buchanan wrote that, “U.N. inspectors routinely confirm that Iran is strictly abiding by the terms of the nuclear deal.” And Iran, “after accepting severe restrictions on its nuclear program and allowing intrusive inspections …” He continues a false narrative which I first saw in one of his columns printed October 19. I followed with an Op-Ed and I would like to remind readers of the facts I presented on these issues.

“This past summer, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said it has unable to verify Section T of the JCPOA, which explicitly bans Iran from undertaking certain nuclear weapons development activities and controlling dual-use equipment potentially usable in such activities. To do so it would have to inspect military sites. Most everyone following the situation knows that the IAEA has not been allowed access to Parchin, a military site known to be previously engaged in weaponization efforts. Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Ayatollah Khamenei, said in September ‘Mr. Amano, (Head of the IAEA) his agents and no other foreigners have the right to inspect our military sites, because these sites are among off-limit sites for any foreigner and those affiliated with them.”

So much for strictly abiding and intrusive inspections.

Stuart V. Pavilack, executive director

Zionist Organization of America

Pittsburgh, Pa.

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