During negotiations, the U.S. eventually set a ceiling of 500 to 1,500 centrifuges for enriching uranium.
Obama, in touting Tuesday's deal, boasted "Iran will remove two-thirds of its installed centrifuges." But two-thirds of centrifuges is equivalent to 6,000 — or roughly four times more than what was just months ago seen as the ceiling. Furthermore, the "removed" centrifuges won't be dismantled, they will merely be stored.
But the deal not only preserves Fordow under the notion that it will be used for scientific research, but the international community will be working with the Iranians on developing new centrifuge technology at the facility.
Just last week, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate, "under no circumstances should we relieve pressure on Iran relative to ballistic missile capabilities and arms trafficking."
Caving into a late demand by the Iranians, the agreement will get rid of the U.N. embargo on conventional arms sales to Iran within five years, and ballistic missiles within eight years.
Within six months to a year, Iran will have access to $100 billion to $150 billion in unfrozen assets due to the unwinding of sanctions, a total that doesn't include the economic windfall to come once international firms begin doing business in Iran. As a leading sponsor of terrorism according to the State Department, Iran would thus have more money available to distribute to terrorist groups such as Hezbollah.
After the April parameters were announced, Obama declared, "If Iran cheats, the world will know it." But that's unlikely under the negotiated deal. Though inspectors would have access to Iranian facilities, they would not have "anytime, anywhere" inspections. Instead, the inspections must be done in consultation with Iran, and the agreement provides various ways for Iran to delay inspections for up to 24 days – meaning they'd have plenty of time to hide any nuclear work.
Though Iranians would be getting substantial relief under the current deal in the near-term, the Obama administration agreed to make the restrictions on its nuclear program only temporary. The U.S. originally proposed making the deal last for 20 years, but under the newly negotiated deal, the restrictions on its nuclear program would begin to erode after 10 years. By that time, under the deal, hundreds of billions of dollars would have been pumped into the Iranian economy and Iran would have been able to stockpile conventional weapons and ballistic missiles, making the jump to a nuclear weapons power with ease.
All leading to a Mid East Nuclear Arms race.