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Iran Deal • More About The Dollar Than Nuclear Threat ?

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, we’re in the “full-court-press” stage of gathering votes to pass a deal with Iran, even though the chief US negotiator, Secretary of State Kerry is not even privy to some of the secret side deals.

Even though Kerry does not have access to everything in the agreement he does know it has more to do with holding onto the last threads of US Dollar Reserve-Currency hegemony and the crumbling Petro-Dollar system. Somehow maybe under stress he let the cat out of the bag or shall we say: he let some bits of truth slip out.

Hear it straight from the horse’s mouth!

185 Billion Reasons Why The US Agreed To Nuclear Deal With Iran

Many have questioned just why President Obama was so keen to get the Iran nuclear deal done – apparently with almost no real concessions – in the face of allies home and abroad deriding the agreement. Well, if one were so inclined, OilPrice.com explains that Iran’s deputy oil minister for commerce and international affairs, Hossein Zamaninia, told Reuters that the country has already identified 50 oil and gas projects it will offer for bids – with the government pegging the value of these properties at $185 billion

Submitted by Dave Forest via OilPrice.com,

Important news last week — from a place that’s quickly becoming the world’s focus for high-impact oil and gas projects.

That’s Iran. Where government officials said they are on the verge of revolutionizing the country’s petroleum sector. Which could provide big profit opportunities for foreign investors.

Iran’s deputy oil minister for commerce and international affairs, Hossein Zamaninia, told Reuters that the country has already identified 50 oil and gas projects it will offer for bids. With the government pegging the value of these properties at $185 billion.

And officials are hoping to get these fields licensed out soon. With Zamaninia saying that the government plans to offer all of the blocks over the next five years.

Perhaps most importantly, Iranian officials say they have designed a new petroleum contract structure for international investors. Which they are calling the “integrated petroleum contract” or IPC.

Officials said that the IPCs will last for a term of 20 to 25 years. A substantial improvement over the older, shorter-term contracts — which have been a major stumbling point for the world’s oil and gas companies.

Few other details on the IPC structure have yet been provided. But the government noted that the new contracts will address “some of the deficiencies of the old buyback contract”.

Deputy Minister Zamaninia said that full details on the new contracts will be announced within the next two to three months. Along with specifics on the fields being offered by the government for bids.

Of course, all of this is predicated on the lifting of Western sanctions against Iran — which is still not a certainty. But if and when the country does open for investment, it appears there will be substantial prizes to won. Watch for further announcements on projects and fiscal terms over the next few months.

Billions of dollars for the firms that lobbyists represent can be one hell of a motivation to do a deal with the devil it seems…

• source: zerohedge.com

The Nuclear Deal is Mostly about Oil

The recent nuclear non-proliferation agreement between Iran and the U.S. has created a firestorm debate in the Middle East and both sides of the Atlantic. While the deal is supposedly all about nuclear power and nuclear bombs, its practical implications are all about oil. But the conclusions we should make about its impact on the energy sector are far from clear. A ratification of the deal would allow Iran to make lucrative long term production and distribution contracts with foreign energy firms. However, freely flowing oil from Iran would add significant new oil supply into the world markets, disrupt U.S. plans to become an energy exporter, and could potentially put further downward pressure on prices.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports Iran’s proven oil reserves as the fourth largest in the world, at 158 billion barrels, or about 10% of the world’s crude oil reserves. It also has the world’s second largest reserves of natural gas (Oil & Gas Journal, January 2015). But as a result of the series of sanctions laid on Iran by the United States and the United Nations for Iran’s failure to abide by nuclear inspections, which have essentially blockaded the nation, these reserves have done little good for the Iranian economy or the theocratic Muslim government that holds the country in its tight grip……

t goes without saying that the removal of the sanctions regime will allow Iran to resume exports at levels seen in the past……

The first issue regarding Iran’s new oil flow is how easily will it be able to reestablish its former customer links and sell its oil, regardless of increased production. Having destabilized the Middle East by killing Saddam Hussein, the U.S. may wish now to leave the areas’ nations alone to sort out the resulting mess. Into this void we can be sure that the Chinese and Russians will stride forcefully and deliberately……

The deal will also threaten the longstanding alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The implicit arrangement between the two countries has always been that the Saudis would direct the lion’s share of its oil exports to the United States in exchange for American support of regional Saudi security interests. Shiite dominated Iran has always been one of Sunni-led Saudi Arabia’s top concerns. If the U.S. and Iran drift closer together, Saudi Arabia will surely seek other partners who are more supportive of its interests.
No one knows what such a Middle East will look like. But given the volatility of the region, change is unlikely to be pretty.

• source: europac.com

Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going forward, according to regional reports.

Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that are neither public nor subject to review by the United States.

Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of future inspections conducted by the IAEA. In addition, NO U.S. inspectors will be permitted to enter Iran’s nuclear sites.

“The provisions of a deal to which the IAEA and a second country are parties are confidential and should not be divulged to any third country, and as Mr. Kerry discussed it in the Congress, even the U.S. government had not been informed about the deal between IAEA and Iran,” Najafi was quoted as saying by Iran’s Mehr News Agency.

Due to the secretive nature of these agreements, IAEA officials vising with lawmakers are barred from revealing to them the details of future inspections.

The revelation has rattled lawmakers on Capitol Hill, several of whom are now rallying colleagues to sign a letter to President Barack Obama protesting these so-called side deals…..

• source: freebeacon.com

The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info. Why is the Obama administration trying to bury this material?

Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information……

Among the 17 unclassified documents are important texts related to the Iran nuclear deal: One document, titled “Elements of Iran’s R&D Plan,” is based on the “safeguards confidential plan [between] Iran and the IAEA,” or International Atomic Energy Agency, a State Department official said, and so it can’t be released publicly. The document describes how Iran’s research and development on its nuclear program, including on its centrifuges, could progress over time.

Other unclassified documents may be diplomatically sensitive: One is a letter from the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U.K. to Secretary of State John Kerry; another is a letter from Kerry to the three foreign ministers and his Chinese counterpart as well……

The Iran nuclear deal is unlike other arms control agreements “because it’s so complex and has so many moving parts,” said Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. “It goes into jaw-dropping detail.” So it’s not a complete surprise that there might be some sensitive ancillary documents to go along with the arrangement. Iran might not want the particulars of its nuclear research program in full public view, for instance.

The unreleased, unclassified documents are informative for Congress but not for public consumption, the State Department contends.

• source: theDailyBeast.com

Iran: Obama Admin Lying About Nuclear Deal for ‘Domestic Consumption’

Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran’s state-controlled media.

As Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior Obama administration figures launch a full-court press to convince Congress to approve the  deal, Iranian leaders are dismissing the rhetoric as “aimed at domestic consumption.”

….. Critics have noted that the deal provides Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief that could be spent on terrorism and lifts bans on Iran’s export of weapons and construction of ballistic missiles……

Hamid Baeidinejad, an official in the Iranian foreign ministry and one of the country’s nuclear negotiators, scoffed on Wednesday at the Obama administration’s comments, saying that they were meant to placate an American domestic audience.

• source: freebeacon.com

So how can “elected representatives” vote for something they haven’t even read? Well, there are many examples such as the unAffordable Care Act………(is this what all that data collection is really about……control, influence, pressure, changing minds, changing votes, …blackmail? …….)

 

Also see: Obama & Iran Deal – Behind the Curtain

 

 

 

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4 comments on “Iran Deal • More About The Dollar Than Nuclear Threat ?

  1. The secrecy about these side deals is extremely concerning.

  2. it certainly is……again, it’s easier to sell the public on the idea that all the intent is to just keep them safe, but the sad truth is most of this stuff is about retaining privileges and power……….

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