The Onion Wants Its Report Back (UPDATED)

Iran self inspection cartoon by Mike

Cartoon by Zion Mike – for Israellycool

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

VIENNA (AP) — Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.

The revelation is sure to roil American and Israeli critics of the main Iran deal signed by the U.S., Iran and five world powers in July. Those critics have complained that the deal is built on trust of the Iranians, a claim the U.S. has denied.

The investigation of the Parchin nuclear site by the International Atomic Energy Agency is linked to a broader probe of allegations that Iran has worked on atomic weapons. That investigation is part of the overarching nuclear deal.

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Update 20 August 2015: It’s been pointed out that AP has edited this somewhat important story. Fortunately the copy and paste above reflects the first version. The new first paragraph reads:

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.

Do you see what they did there? They removed the “, in an unusual arrangement,” sub-clause! Oh well, it was funny while it was there.

And don’t miss our follow up article: Twitter Responds To News That Iran Will Inspect Its Own Nuclear Sites (Updated)

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