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Experts: Iran Deal Went From 'Anytime' Checks to 24-Day Heads-Up

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By    |   Monday, 20 Jul 2015 12:27 PM

A panel of experts is casting doubt on whether the Obama administration will be able to implement promises about monitoring Iran's nuclear program as agreed in the accord reached this month.

"Anywhere, anytime," CNBC "Squawk Box" co-host Joe Kernen said sarcastically, according to The Washington Free Beacon. "That's what [Obama] told me. I can keep my healthcare plan, too."

"That's my biggest worry, that we will not be able to monitor," former Obama administration official Bob Hormats said, according to the Free Beacon. "That's my concern is the monitoring process, the access process."

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The administration has insisted that "anytime, anywhere" inspections were never part of the negotiations and critics are concerned that the 24-day period Iran has to delay inspections is not consistent with President Barack Obama's promise that the world would know if Iran cheated on its obligations, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Kernen also criticized the deal for not stipulating that Iran change its behavior specifically as it relates to its status as a sponsor of terrorism.

Meanwhile, KT McFarland, a former State Department official for Ronald Reagan, claims "it's a lie" that Secretary of State John Kerry never sought "anytime, anywhere" inspections.

"You think he was lying?" Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked, according to the Free Beacon.

"I think he wants this deal so badly he's willing to stretch the truth around this," McFarland said.

The Free Beacon noted that several people close to Kerry during the Iran negotiations, including Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, told reporters earlier in the year that the U.S. would insist on "anytime, anywhere" inspections as part of any deal.

"When the president said that we have 24-hour access to key nuclear installations, no you don't — you have a 24-day period to request to look inside, and Iran has 24 days to say yes you can or no you can't," McFarland said, according to the Free Beacon.

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