Saturday, August 01, 2015

Obama Hiding Text of Iran Nuclear Deals And Unclassified Documents From the American People and... Congress

By The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Crucial aspects of the Iran nuclear deal remain hidden from the public, and in some instances, from the American government, Bloomberg reports.

In a closed-door session with House members Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry revealed that two side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were reached. Kerry said he neither read nor possesses the secret agreements.

According to U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the House Intelligence Committee who attended the closed-door session, Congress also is in the dark on these agreements.

"Kerry told me directly that he has not read the secret side deals. He told us the State Department does not have possession of these documents," Pompeo told Bloomberg View columnists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake.

Furthermore, other secret agreements kept from the public were presented to Congress on Monday – part of 18 documents the White House were required to disclose – including secret letters of understanding between the U.S., France, Germany , and the United Kingdom that outline some of the ambiguous aspects of the nuclear deal.

Seventeen of these documents are unclassified, yet they are stored in ultra-secure facilities intended for top-secret information, the Daily Beast reports. These extraordinary precautions indicate that the Obama administration is seeking to keep unclassified documents from reaching the public.

"A lot of both documents and discussion that have been held in a classified setting doesn't have classified characteristics to it... to the extent that many [documents aren't classified,] they should be made totally public, as far as I'm concerned, so that the public can evaluate for themselves," U.S. Sen Bob Menendez, D-N.J., told the Daily Beast.

IAEA officials told Pompeo and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that the two side deals involve IAEA inspections of the Parchin military complex and how Iran and the IAEA would address concerns regarding the military dimensions of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

The Obama Administration is only required to pass documents in its possession to Congress, therefore the side deals cannot be presented to Congress or the U.S. public.

"Kerry gave no indications they are seeking these documents and there is no indication he is the least bit worried he doesn't have access to this. The Ayatollah [Khamenei] knows what's in the deal but we don't," Pompeo told Bloomberg.

These elements of secrecy regarding unclassified documents hidden from the public and side agreements without U.S. knowledge seem to directly contradict Preside Obama's argument that the Iran nuclear deal is verifiable and transparent.

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Anonymous said...

It's confusing. I've read articles saying that the Obama Administration has to provide Congress with all parts of the Agreement...yet, this article specifies it only has to provide copies of the parts of the agreement in its possession. If this article is correct, our Congressional representatives still haven't learned they cannot trust Obama. You would thought the would have learned that he lies considering the many lies he has been caught in. His lies include: telling Americans they could keep their healthcare plans, their doctors, and their costs would go down $2,500 under Obamacare; that he did not establish a Red Line in Syria; and that he did not refer to ISIS as a JV Team. We already know we cannot trust Iran.

Andrew McCarthy wrote an article this week about how James Irewell (one of the first Supreme Court Justices appointed by George Washington) wrote a paper about what would happen if a future President withheld information about a treaty he had sent to the Senate for ratification. Irewell wrote that that President would be guilty of treason and should be impeached. This is exactly what Obama and Kerry has done.

Verification is one of the key parts of the Agreement and yet they forwarded the Agreement to the Hill without telling Congress that there were two SECRET portions. If Cotton and Perriso (?) had not gone to Europe to talk to the IAEA, it appears Congress would still not know anything about these two portions of the agreement. Personally, I think whatever is in the missing parts of the Agreement will be a fluid as the Pig's rules in the book "Animal Farm."

If Congress doesn't get to review these portions of the Agreement in written form before voting on it, any member of Congress who votes for the Agreement must be voted out of office. They are too stupid to represent us!

Anonymous said...

I know what is in one of the secret side deals which is 'death to America'!

Would it surprise anyone if he indeed shares that same goal with the mullahs in Iran?

One thing we can be sure about: His hate for Israel is real as well as his hate for America - he would love nothing more than 'sticking it' to the American people before he leaves although - whatever Jarrett during her many secret trips to Iran since 2008 - there is no telling what they cooked up.
We will find out the content in these secret papers soon enough: After he leaves office to avoid culpability or he may not leave because of what he and Jarrett cooked up setting this country up demanding him to remain in office past his term.

He did say recently to some of his stenography media: "I will not turn over the keys to the white to just anybody - it has to be someone that guaranties to keep his policies in place and continue his work since 2008!"