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Breaking: Iran, P5+1 Reach Deal on Nuclear Program


A deal at last. An interim deal that still has to be finalized, but nevertheless, this is another setback for warmongers in both Israel and Saudi Arabia, as well as hawks who have long occupied Western capitals. The anticipated easing of sanctions which have strangled Iran for far too long is another huge dividend of this agreement.

Let’s hope this development also puts an end to the crude Iranophobic “Mad Mullah” propaganda that has been circulating for years:

When the devout are committed to carrying out God’s will (e.g., destruction of the “Great Satan”), they are not easily dissuaded, even by severe economic sanctions. Rohani is a Khamenei-endorsed cleric, a messianist, and the president of an Islamist-supremacist regime. To the secular, his religious motivations may seem incidental — Rohani’s avuncular smile and fluent English may make him appear moderate, but his religious commitment to harm Israel and the West is no such thing.

Clearly Iranian leaders were eager to strike a deal, and have never had any intention of committing national suicide on the alter of some diabolical messianic “Islamist-supremacist” plot. That propaganda line was ridiculous to start with, and should now be relegated to the historical dustbin, where it belongs.

Regardless of whether the deal seems entirely fair to one side or the other, this is still welcome news. It’s a victory for peaceful negotiations, and the rejection of war. Let’s hope it’s also the start of a thaw between Iran and the world powers, after decades of mutual mistrust.

Of course, this news is all over the media. I’m adding it here in case anyone missed it, and so people can discuss this development, if they wish.

Iran, P5+1 Reach Deal on Nuclear Program

by Jason Ditz,

The first confirmation came shortly after 3 AM on Sunday morning Geneva time, when French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the P5+1 talks with Iran had concluded, and an interim deal has been reached on Iran’s civilian nuclear program. Other P5+1 leaders, including President Obama, have since confirmed it.

Full details of the final pact are still not a matter of public record, but are said to include a halt of 20 percent enrichment, continue enrichment at 3.5 percent, and $4.2 billion in Iranian assets will be unfrozen, along with unspecified easing to sanctions. Comments throughout the pact few weeks suggested that most of the deal was already finalized, and it was only a few minor issues of wording that had yet to be settled.

Interestingly, Iran and the US are disputing what the pact says about Iran’s right to enrich uranium for civilian purposes, as Iran insists the  deal does grant that right, but the White House has claimed it does not.

The Saturday talks never ended, but continued overnight into Sunday before the pact was reached. It is intended to cover six months, involving some limitations to Iran’s civilian enrichment of uranium and other aspects of its program in return for sanctions relief.

The six months is intended to give both sides time to work out a permanent agreement on ending the sanctions as well as international complaints about the nuclear program.

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  • Tanveer Khan

    But an Earl must dress in sophisticated apparel.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Epic beard….. red hair……. epic beard……. red hair….. :O Sir David, are you a viking ?!

    And ameen to that. Maybe I can also rock a white suit and top hat and walk around with a monacle too. 😉 I think a eagle topped cane would go nicely aswell. xD

  • Stoned Gremlin

    You can make millions off volunteer drug testing?

  • Tanveer Khan

    Why can’t you give an ass about both? And like Ilisha said, this is a website based around Islamophobia and stuff related to it.

  • The greenmantle

    one day you might have one like that too :-)
    Sir David
    ( with silmilar beard only redder )

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    This certainly is a slap in the face of the decades long push to get America involved in a stupid war with Iran. I’m certainly laughing with delight at Jeffrey Goldberg and co. today.

    I have strong reservations about this signalling out of Iran’s nuclear program, the debilitating sanctions regime (which is an act of war), use of terrorism, killing nuclear scientists, etc. It strikes me as hypocritical imperialist bullying/warmongering and certainly is an attempt to alter the technological advancement and independence of a developing and emerging nation.

    Iran wouldn’t have the ability to compromise on this issue if it wasn’t for its strategic foreign policy endeavors over the past twenty years and increased cache of soft power in the region.

    I don’t know if this will mean the end of the “mad Mullah, Islamist totalitarian” narrative, it may play out in a different way.

  • The greenmantle

    Leftists have dangerous anti American demands like Universal Healthcare, free high quality éducation And a progressive taxation system .
    Poor millionnaires like Pammy dont like that sort of thing

    Sir David

  • 1DrM

    As expected, “israel’s” propaganda machine is already at work attacking this development. People better keep their eye out for false flaggery by the Blight of Nations.

  • Talking_fish_head

    “Pro-jihadist, leftist president?”

    why leftists specificly, its not the cold war anymore.

  • The greenmantle

    A couple of points
    The deal still leaves only one country with the atom bomb in the Middle east
    “American foreign policy for freedom ” when did that start? Freedom for whom ? or should it be freedom from what ?
    I would prefer freedom from drones
    How dangerous are centrfuges ? Ok If one falls on your head it will hurt but just having them in Iran ? How many does Isreal have?
    I would also thank Pammy for giving me a new word enemedia.
    The irony of this coming from a Fox pin up girl .
    Sir David

  • Ilisha

    This is Loonwatch, not Jezebel.

  • Mehdi

    Yes but not only that, they also seek a very anti Shiite agenda, this is why they were against any appeasement

  • Ilisha

    Were you hoping for a war against Iran?

  • jessie j

    who gives a rat’s ass

  • Ilisha

    And the loons go wild. Pamela Geller:

    The deal with Iran is a disaster. The consequences will be catastrophic. November 23 will be as infamous a day in history as the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand or October 1, 1938 when the Czech frontier guards left their posts and German troops occupied the Sudetenland.

    How is such a dramatic reversal of American foreign policy for freedom possible? How is it that the opening shot of WWIII can go by without outrage, or at the very least, critical analysis?

    The media, the most powerful political organization in America.

    Israeli Minister of Finance Yair Lapid: “I can’t understand the world’s failure to notice the nineteen thousand Iranian centrifuges. We may be the only child in the room saying the king has no clothes but that’s what we must do.”

    Obama’s catastrophic failures would not be possible without a politically driven media bent on advancing a pro-jihadist, leftist President. And he knows this. He knows that whatever he does will be praised and heralded by the enemedia. Power without accountability. Stealth war on America….

    Pro-jihadist, leftist president? Awesome, he’s got both sides of the alliance covered. :)

  • Yausari

    Yeah what’s up with that? Saudi have been a yes-man since… a really long time.

  • Tanveer Khan

    I like Rouhani’s beard.

  • Mehdi

    Great news for any person seeking peace, no wonder why Israeli hawks and the Saudis are upset tonight.

  • Just_Stopping_By

    “Regardless of whether the deal seems entirely fair to one side or the
    other, this is still welcome news. It’s a victory for peaceful
    negotiations, and the rejection of war. Let’s hope it’s also the start
    of a thaw between Iran and the world powers, after decades of mutual

    Agreed! It is indeed a victory for peaceful negotiations over war and, hopefully, will lead to further victories for peace.

  • mindy1

    If this really works that will be AWESOME 😀

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