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Iran Expert: 'Devil Is in Details' of Iranian Nuke Pact

By    |   Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:00 PM

National Council of the Resistance of Iran member Alireza Jafarzadeh says that he's very concerned about the details of the agreement the Obama administration is working on over Iran's nuclear program.

"First of all, it's not even clear by the end of March whether we're actually going to have a signed paper by the Iranian regime . . . it's just going to be an oral commitment . . . because in my mind that makes a huge difference," Jafarzadeh told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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"Some members of Congress are asking the administration if they can confirm this is going to be a signed agreement, framework agreement, and the answer has been . . . it's not clear, or pretty much say no," he explained.

But, he says this is important because "the devil is in the details."

"What is it going to be in the agreement? What will the agreement do to stop Iran from getting the bomb?" he asked.

"There are three parts to the bomb: The actual fissile material, which could come from enriched uranium or plutonium. Then you have to build, actually, that fissile material into a bomb, what they call weaponization, and third is the delivery system," Jafarzadeh said.

"Much of the talks, based on what has been leaked so far, is focused on the fissile material — either enrichment of uranium or plutonium — and there's not much about the weaponization and not much about the delivery system," he explained.

In fact, the NCRI member explained that Yukiya Amano, the chief watchdog from the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) "said just a couple of days ago that out of the 12 outstanding questions regarding the weaponization, which is the most important part, only one of those questions have been partially addressed by Iran and all the other 11 have been remaining."

Amano said Monday that "we are still not in a position to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is [for a] peaceful purpose."

According to Jafarzadeh, this raises a lot of concerns.

"Are we going to allow the Iranian regime to get the fissile material but in an extended time, and then have the free hand to weaponize it and then the delivery system?" he asked. "What is in the detail of the agreement that would actually prevent Iran from getting the bomb?"

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Walker joined Jafarzadeh on "America's Forum" and said that he is "particularly concerned at the present time that [Iran will] continue to stretch out the time of the talks" while "what's going on is that they are continuing to just talk, talk, talk while they continue to also spin the centrifuges."

Jafarzadeh said that "it is a very legitimate concern because" even though there have been talks with Iran over the last 12 years and these "most recent round [of talks] started in late 2013" during the course of the last "two years, Iran has been allowed to continue research and development that deals basically with the weaponization part."

And it has allowed "Iran to deny access to the IAEA" while at the same time "it allows [Iran] to improve their enrichment capability throughout this period, putting the regime in a stronger position as time passes."

In this same vein, because Iran is so deceitful, this is why Jafarzadeh says that Iran should not be trusted in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.

"The problem is that the Iranian involvement under any kind of excuse is disastrous because the Iranian regime is the source of the problem. They are the arsonist. They cannot be recalled back to put down the fire," he said.

"The solution is to eliminate the Iranian influence in Iraq, to evict Iranian influence in Iraq, not to bring them back here," he explained. "When Iran is operating there, when you have the United States getting involved, doing airstrikes and everything, that in effect, provides air cover for the Iranian regime's operation.

"The United States can continue its involvement, but only after you eliminate the Iranian influence," he added.

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