Add this report into the interesting calculus of why former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations may have been leaked.
Senior Iranian officials are warning the Trump administration about disclosing secret deals related to the nuclear deal that have long been hidden from the public by the Obama administration, according to recent comments that prompted pushback from senior sources on Capitol Hill.
Iran’s warning comes on the heels of a Washington Free Beacon report disclosing that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had been pushed out of office partly due to his intention to release these sensitive documents to the American public.
The Obama administration made secret side deals with Iran that it even kept secret from members of Congress.
Secret side deals related to the nuclear agreement remain unclassified but have been stashed in a secure location on Capitol Hill, making it difficult for staffers and lawmakers to view them. Individuals seeking to view these documents must have security clearance and are barred from taking notes or speaking about what they see.
So we don’t even know the full scope and problems with the deal.
Some of these documents surround side deals struck between Iran and the IAEA regarding the Islamic Republic’s ability to enrich uranium. They also include deals about how much information Iran must disclose to international inspectors about the country’s contested nuclear program.
As part of the nuclear deal, U.S. inspectors are not permitted to take part in the review of any Iranian sites.
Included within the side deals are ‘cheat provisions’ apparently. “The Iranians know that if people found out about those exemptions, it would be obvious that the deal was always a bad,” one congressional adviser said.
This is ridiculous, and the Trump administration should not be cowed by Iran’s threats.
We have a right to know the details of the deal as well as the horrible things we have been saddled with by the Obama administration because of this.