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  •  P5+1 deal provides unprecedented transparency (10+ / 0-)

    and intrusive monitoring of Iran's nuclear program.

    Iran has committed to:

    • Provide daily access by IAEA inspectors at Natanz and Fordow.  This daily access will permit inspectors to review surveillance camera footage to ensure comprehensive monitoring.  This access will provide even greater transparency into enrichment at these sites and shorten detection time for any non-compliance.

    • Provide IAEA access to centrifuge assembly facilities.

    • Provide IAEA access to centrifuge rotor component production and storage facilities.

    • Provide IAEA access to uranium mines and mills.

    • Provide long-sought design information for the Arak reactor.  This will provide critical insight into the reactor that has not previously been available.

    • Provide more frequent inspector access to the Arak reactor.

    • Provide certain key data and information called for in the Additional Protocol to Iran's IAEA Safeguards Agreement and Modified Code 3.1.

    Verification Mechanism

    The IAEA will be called upon to perform many of these verification steps, consistent with their ongoing inspection role in Iran.  In addition, the P5+1 and Iran have committed to establishing a Joint Commission to work with the IAEA to monitor implementation and address issues that may arise.  The Joint Commission will also work with the IAEA to facilitate resolution of past and present concerns with respect to Iran's nuclear program, including the possible military dimension of Iran's nuclear program and Iran's activities at Parchin.

    There are additional details at the link including information on:

    Halting the Progress of Iran’s Program and Rolling Back Key Elements

    Iran has committed to halt enrichment above 5%:

    ·         Halt all enrichment above 5% and dismantle the technical connections required to enrich above 5%.

    Iran has committed to neutralize its stockpile of near-20% uranium:

    ·         Dilute below 5% or convert to a form not suitable for further enrichment its entire stockpile of near-20% enriched uranium before the end of the initial phase.

    The agreement was reached with the participation of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China.

    There is no existence without doubt.

    by Mark Lippman on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:39:44 AM PST

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