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(Worthy News)-- Senior Obama administration officials are defending Iranian nuclear violations in the aftermath of a bombshell report published Wednesday by the United Nations indicating that Iran has failed to live up to its nuclear-related obligations, according to sources apprised of the situation.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) disclosed yesterday that Iran has failed to meet its commitments under the interim Joint Plan of Action to convert recently enriched uranium gas to powder.
While Iran has reduced the amount of enriched uranium gas in its stockpiles, it has failed to dispose of these materials in a way that satisfies the requirements of the nuclear accord struck with the United States and other powers in 2013. --Source
Administration officials have pushed back fiercely against the suggestion that Iran was cheating on the interim deal since the problem was first brought to light in a June 1 New York Times report. But independent experts say Iran's failure — and the apparent lowering of standards by the United States to cover for it — poses a serious problem for ongoing talks in Vienna, where the question of how to verify compliance has become the major sticking point holding up an agreement.
"When it became clear that Iran could not meet its commitment to convert the [low-enriched uranium] into uranium dioxide, the United States revised its criteria for Iran meeting its obligations. In this case, the potential violation refers to Iran not producing the enriched uranium dioxide by the end of the initial six-month period of the [interim agreement] and again after its first and second extensions," the Institute for Science and International Security wrote Wednesday in an analysis of the IAEA report. --Source