Iran: US Fact Sheet Lies About Deal
The deal reached between world powers and Iran over the Islamic regime's nuclear program on Saturday night has already been placed in serious doubt, as Iranian officials on Tuesday claimed the White House fact sheet which detailed the deal just after it was made is "one-sided" and misleading.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Tuesday called the fact sheet, found on the White House's website, "a one-sided interpretation of the agreed text in Geneva and some of the explanations and words in the sheet contradict the text of the Joint Plan of Action," according to the Iranian semi-official Fars News Agency.
Afkham added "this fact sheet has unfortunately been translated and released in the name of the Geneva agreement by certain media, which is not true."
Iranian officials said the White House's fact sheet "modifies" key details of the actual deal, particularly regarding uranium enrichment.
The text of the deal clearly recognizes Iran's right to enrich uranium. The agreement, in its own words, enables "Iran to fully enjoy its right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes under the relevant articles of the NPT in conformity with its obligations therein."
In the past Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said Iran has a right to enrich uranium and does not need other countries to recognize its right.
US officials confirmed that details have yet to be worked out before the six month negotiation period in which Iran freezes nuclear activites begins.
“Technical details to implement the Joint Plan of Action must be finalized before the terms of the Plan begin,” a senior US official told the Washington Free Beacon.
Meanwhile Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday claimed victory in the deal, saying it "shook the foundations" of the sanctions against Iran. That same day the US administration pressed Congress not to enact new sanctions on Iran during the six month period of negotiations.