The sanctions monitors found that the first of two ballistic missile tests was a clear violation of UN Security Council ruling 1929, hours after the IAEA closed its file on Iran’s military-related nuclear research.
The admission in an unclassified letter to Congress was protected from dissemination to the American public by State far more robustly than was actually classified information under a certain recent Secretary of State.
Iranian Deputy FM in September, before providing evidence in October: IAEA has agreed that its final PMD “report will be gray. It will neither be black nor white.”
IAEA head, end of November: “The report will not be black and white.”
Some unused centrifuges have been dismantled, but Iran has increased its uranium stockpiles by a thousand pounds since August.
Reuters reports that the hardliners have won the day, for now.
Did the Supreme Leader endorse the Iran deal? Not by any standard meaning of the word.