Jon Stein writes to comment on “Hidden in plain view”:
I especially enjoyed the Iranian hack’s view that Article 11 of the Nonproliferation Treaty allows a state to act in secret if they are threatened — a typical treaty provision, as I’m sure you know. Here’s what Article 11 of the NPT really says:
This Treaty, the English, Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese texts of which are equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the Depositary Governments. Duly certified copies of this Treaty shall be transmitted by the Depositary Governments to the Governments of the signatory and acceding States.
No doubt the Farsi text, unmentioned in Article 11 due to the Crusader-Zionist bias, allows Shiite states who sponsor terror to act in secret to undermine the underlying treaty.