Letting The Fox Guard The Chicken Coop…UN Allows Iran To Inspect Its Own Nuclear Sites

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(L to R) British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend a statement on early November 24, 2013 in Geneva. World powers on Sunday reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme, their chief negotiator Catherine Ashton and Iran's foreign minister said. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Letting The Fox Guard The Chicken Coop…UN Allows Iran To Inspect Its Own Nuclear Sites

In a move that has sent critics bristling with anger, the United Nations has agreed to let Iran do their own inspections of their controversial and secret nuclear facilities, that most suspect they’ve been using to develop nuclear weapons.

The move comes less than a month before the U.S. Congress has to vote on the Iran nuclear deal hammered out by the Obama Administration to as much praise and criticism on all fronts. This move by the UN has been met with vitriolic responses by Republicans who have already sworn that they’ll vote against the Iranian deal, thus putting into jeopardy any form of reconciliation and will most likely lead to armed conflict, if not outright war against Iran.

The Republicans and Israel have been itching to launch an offensive against Iran for years. They’ve looked for any excuse to exploit in order to get things rolling. Heavy opposition by Democrats as well as most Americans who are tired of war is the only thing that has kept war from blooming, much to the dismay of the military-industrial complex that has had record breaking revenue years thanks to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce stepped up to the plate by stating, “International inspections should be done by international inspectors. Period.”

That about sums up all the common sense in the world regarding this move by the UN. It appears that the UN willfully supported this decision in hopes of derailing the peace talks. The nuclear site is the Parchin nuclear site. It is supposed to be inspected by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency but this turnover makes that agency ineffective.

Where things stand now is that the Senate vote due in early September is most likely to undo the nuclear deal and President Obama is sure to veto it, however, the lawmakers will need a two-thirds majority to override that veto. As mentioned, that veto override looked shaky, but now with this disclosure that the UN has taken this move, is sure to strengthen the opposition to the veto, and there’s still more time for Iran to do something absurd that will make the deal fall apart.

There’s much more behind the scenes here as the Obama Administration has endorsed this UN move as part of the overall package of the plan, but in all simplicity, this is like the old saying about, “letting the fox guard the chicken coop” come to mind.

Given Iran’s volatile orthodox Islamic government, their constant refusals to play nice, it is going to be something to watch for when the final votes are cast this September.