July 1, 2015

THE ECONOMY AND THE SALAFISTS ARE THE THREATS....:

Near to a nuclear deal, Iran grapples with bigger headaches (Matthew McInnis, July 1, 2015, AEIdeas)

The Iranian leadership appears quite content with waiting until July 7 to conclude a comprehensive agreement with the P5+1. All the angst over Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's reiteration two weeks ago of old redlines (immediate sanctions relief, no military inspections) and seemingly new ones (uranium enrichment will not be restricted for ten to twelve years) appears to have been unwarranted, as expected.

The mostly upbeat reports coming out of the Vienna negotiations do not indicate Tehran has shifted from the basic parameters in the April 2 Lausanne agreement to restrict enrichment for at least ten years, contrary to Khamenei's new 'redline'. The negotiators appear to concede that sanctions will be lifted in some sequence tied to the deal's implementation even if that sequence is still undetermined. Tehran should find the eventual arrangements for a new inspections regime and for answering the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) questions about Iran's suspected nuclear weapons research manageable, especially given indications that the US and other P5+1 members are willing to bend on these issues. Khamenei tweeted he "recognized our negotiators as trustworthy, committed, brave and faithful" on the original deadline date of June 30. The Supreme Leader is seeing a favorable deal and his satisfaction is showing.


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