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The Daily TIP: Nonproliferation Expert: Missing Verification Means that Nuke Deal with Iran is “Not Fully Implemented”

Posted by Tip Staff - October 02, 2017

Nonproliferation Expert: Missing Verification Means that Nuke Deal with Iran is “Not Fully Implemented”
Israeli Leaders Express Condolences After Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History
Human Rights Watch: Iran Recruiting Afghan Child Soldiers to Defend Assad in Syria
Ben Gurion University Signs Agreement to Promote Innovation with Schools in Arizona, Mexico


Nonproliferation Expert: Missing Verification Means that Nuke Deal with Iran is “Not Fully Implemented”

The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) admission that it had not verified Section T of the nuclear deal with Iran shows that "the deal is not fully implemented," the president of a nonproliferation think tank told Fox News on Sunday.

"Amano basically said that the IAEA is not implementing the verification of section T and is unsure how to proceed. He wants guidance from the Joint Commission. However, Russia has said it does not want the IAEA to verify section T. If it sticks to that position in the Joint Commission and blocks instructions to the IAEA to proceed with verifying Section T, and the IAEA does not act on its own to verify Section T or find a work around, then the verification of the JCPOA is incomplete and the deal is not fully implemented,” David Albright, a former weapons inspector and president of the Institute for Science and International Security said.

“Full implementation is a requirement for the President to certify under INARA (Corker-Cardin). Lack of verification of Section T would also demonstrate that the deal does not deliver like promised and promoted by deal supporters,” Albright added.

Section T of Annex 1 of the nuclear deal addresses activities necessary for the development of a nuclear weapon including computer simulations of nuclear explosions experiments testing multi-point, explosive detonation systems.

By the terms of the Corker-Cardin law, the president must certify Iran's compliance every 90 days. President Donald Trump is next required to certify Iran's compliance by October 15.



Israeli Leaders Express Condolences After Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History

Israeli leaders condemned the deadliest shooting in U.S. history after a gunman opened fire in Las Vegas killing at least 58 people and wounding hundreds more The Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanhu expressed his condolences on Twitter, “On this terrible day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in mourning and sorrow.”

In a letter to U.S President Donald Trump, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin wrote, "the people of Israel join me in sending our deepest sympathy to you, to the participants in the festival, the people of Las Vegas and to all the people of the United States following this shocking attack which took the lives of so many innocent people and injured so very many more."

The speaker of the Knesset, Yuli Edelstein, also extended his “deepest condolences” to his U.S. counterpart, Paul Ryan, saying “We stand with you and the American people at this difficult hour.”

As a gesture of support and solidarity, the Tel Aviv city hall lit up with the colors of the American flag Monday evening.

The terrorist organization ISIS claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas attack in a statement released by its official agency Amaq. They claimed “a soldier of the caliphate” was behind the massacre and, in a subsequent statement, said Paddock had converted to Islam months ago.

The organization offered no proof for their claim and senior U.S. officials have questioned the accuracy of the statement.



Human Rights Watch: Iran Recruiting Afghan Child Soldiers to Defend Assad in Syria

Iran has recruited Afghan children to fight in Syria, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch, The New York Times reported Sunday.

The report confirmed that at least eight soldiers---some as young as 14---have died fighting in Syria in support of the regime of Bashar al-Assad by Iran.

<br "Under international law, military recruits must be at least 18," the Times reported, "and the training or deployment of soldiers younger than 15 is considered to be a war crime."

Iranian Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Falaki, who had served with the Afghan Fatemiyoun Division, boasted last year that the recruitment of foreign Shiites, including Afghans, was with the goal of “the formation of a Shia liberation army” that would ensure that "we will not have anything called Israel in 23 years."

Seth Frantzman observed in Iran Is Trafficking in Human Beings to Save Assad in Syria, which was published in of The Tower Magazine, “Clearly, Iran’s recruitment of refugees and asylum seekers violates UN guidelines that call on nations to “prevent the military recruitment of refugees in camps and settlements.”



Ben Gurion University Signs Agreement to Promote Innovation with Schools in Arizona, Mexico

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of Arizona (UA), and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) have formed a trilateral agreement to cooperate on research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The agreement, which includes knowledge sharing and collaboration between BGU’s Advanced Technologies Park (ATP) in Beersheva, UA Tech Parks Arizona in Tucson and UNAM’s high-tech initiatives, was signed this month during a visit to BGU by delegations from the two universities.

It is designed to encourage innovation in five main areas: developing joint projects, cooperation between the three technology transfer companies of the universities, joint development of applied research, ties to industry, and developing ties between the universities’ high-tech parks and initiatives.

“This trilateral agreement leverages regional assets and international outposts providing a complementary package of resources to innovators worldwide,” said Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona.

“This developing cooperation between the hi-tech parks and the hi-tech initiatives is innovative and unique worldwide,” said BGU’s Vice President and Director-General David Bareket, who will lead the collaborations between the high-tech parks and the high-tech initiatives

“The fact that we have had the opportunity to sign this agreement will allow us to complement and strengthen capabilities among the three universities,” said the Vice-president of Innovation and Technology Transfer at UNAM, Juan Manuel Romero.

UNAM, which is based in Mexico City, boasts a student body of 250,000., while BGU is at the heart of Beersheva’s transformation into Israel’s cyber capital. A third of Israel’s engineers graduate from BGU.

(via Israel21c)


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