White House: Nuclear Deal Totally Doable If Country That Says “Death To America” Cooperates

The White House is desperate to get a deal, any deal, done

(The Hill) White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Sunday that he is optimistic that the Obama administration can reach a nuclear deal with Iran by Tuesday’s self-imposed deadline.

Earnest said that the deadline will be met if a deal is “doable,” and said Iran’s cooperative is key.

“Ultimately, the president believes that we should be able to … reach an agreement by the end of March if one is doable,” Earnest said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” noting that the Obama administration has been negotiating with Iran for more than a year in an effort to reduce its nuclear capabilities.

Apparently, Obama was working on the deal while playing golf over the weekend in Florida.

“it’s time for the Iranians to send a clear signal to the international community about whether or not they are willing to make the serious commitments required, and basically live up to their rhetoric, that they are not trying to acquire a nuclear weapon,” he said.

Clear signal?

How about this for another clear signal

(NY Post) The talks with Iran over its nuclear program hit a snag Sunday when the Islamic state reportedly said it would no longer agree to ship atomic fuel outside of the country.

The removal of the fuel has been a major part of the proposed agreement, and Iran had long agreed to send its atomic fuel to Russia.

But, according to The New York Times, Iran’s foreign minister ruled out the removal of the fuel stockpile.

“The export of stocks of enriched uranium is not in our program, and we do not intend sending them abroad,” Abbas Araqchi reportedly said. “There is no question of sending the stocks abroad.”

There were three main points to any agreement: inspections, centrifuges, and exporting the fuel. Iran has said “no” to snap inspections, and limited the types and locations of inspections. Team Obama followed the Iranian line. They have 18000 centrifuges, with 10000 spinning. They’ll be limited to a meager 6000. Now the third part seems to have fallen apart after Iran initially agreed to ship the atomic fuel. It’s almost like Iran knows Obama wants a deal no matter how bad it is.

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