The Iran Implementing Agreement a Secret Treaty?Posted: January 13, 2014
I responded in the comments to the piece as follows:
I certainly dont have any inside information about the new implementation agreement, but my impression has been that the negotiations since the November agreement have been to hash out quite technical details concerning the original agreement. It doesnt make much sense to me that the original agreement would have been informal, but the technical implementing agreement would not be some secret formal agreement. If I were a betting man I’d put money on this new implementing agreement also being informal. And the reason it hasnt been released is likely due to the technical sensitivity of the details that have been worked out between the parties. People like Kittrie who are opposed to the deal, may be simply trying to sow seeds of suspicion, and thereby mobilize opposition to it.
Readers may remember Kittrie as one of the co-authors (along with David Albright and Sandy Spector) of a rather infamous report last year on how to address proliferation problems in the ME. I wrote about it at the time, and included links to critics’ comments, here.