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The Hill-By Ivan Sascha Sheehan Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime. Rouhani’s manipulation of U.S. negotiators ended Tehran’s isolation and secured time in return for empty promises that furthered the regime’s nuclear objectives. And the clerics have no intention of dialing back their weapons program.

Revolutionary Guards chief Mohammad Ali Jafari delivered a speech on Wednesday, February 19th, at a gathering of the regime’s Basij members, making unprecedented remarks in admitting to Khamenei’s lack of credibility inside the mullahs’ regime, officials and experts, and emphasizing the public’s hatred of the IRGC.
For the Geneva accord to work Iran must implement all of the stipulations or the agreement becomes void. U.S. President Barrack Obama said this is not a question of trust, but a matter of implementation. Gholamhossein Elham, speaker of the 10th government and deputy to former President and a former member of the Guardian Council jurists, spoke on February 17th in Tehran; his speech was published by the state-run Rajanews website:

(Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he was not optimistic about upcoming nuclear talks with world powers but was not opposed to them, the official news agency IRNA reported.

A leading House lawmaker is calling on President Obama to publicly release the full text of the recently signed Iran nuclear deal, which is currently being held under lock and key in a secure compound on Capitol Hill.

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and the U.N. nuclear agency have made progress in talks on the country's disputed nuclear program but there are still many outstanding issues, the watchdog's chief inspector said on Monday.


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