This week the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman denounced the US “fact sheet” on the Iran agreement as a misrepresentation. Yesterday, 27 November, Foreign Minister Zarif clarified the situation, obliquely. Zarf said the capacity at the Arak plutonium nuclear reactor construction site is not going to increase. “It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there,” Zarif told Iran’s parliament in translated comments broadcast on Iran’s Press TV. Zarif also said that uranium enrichment at the Natanz and Fordow facilities will continue at levels around 3.5-5 percent purity, but the facilities’ capacities will not be expanded.
(Fox News) The aftermath of the deal struck early Sunday in Geneva has been marked by confusion. According to Iranian media, the country’s Foreign Ministry is now claiming that the White House put out an invalid fact sheet about the agreement.
Basic contract law in US jurisprudence stipulates no agreement exists when there is no meeting of the minds of the contracting parties, regardless of the words of the agreement. The absence of a meeting of the minds, i.e., the existence of different interpretations of terms, is prima facie evidence that no agreement exists.
The strongest evidence of sharp legal practice is the US “fact sheet.” In almost no significant substantive respect, the fact sheet fails to correspond to the actual four-page agreement. Whoever wrote that fact sheet should be fired because it makes assertions about Iranian undertakings that are factual misrepresentations. Of course we know that nobody will be fired because that’s not how the Obama Administration works. Likely the writer was a crony of the people who designed and built the ObamaCare Website.
For example, Iran did not agree to freeze construction at Arak. Iran agreed not to expand Arak beyond existing plans and the US agreed to that, according to the Iranians. The US fact sheet, however, says Iran agreed to freeze construction at Arak, the plutonium producing reactor. This is a pivotal issue about which there is no agreement.