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Despite skepticism, US confident it can monitor Iran deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran's intelligence agencies have penetrated CIA front companies, executed Western agents and captured a sophisticated U.S. drone.

So why should anyone believe American intelligence officials when they express confidence that they can monitor Iran's compliance with the just-completed nuclear agreement?

Intelligence officials say the deal requires Iran to provide an unprecedented volume of information about nearly every aspect of its existing nuclear program. That data will make checking up on Iran's compliance with the deal easier, the officials say, because it will shrink Iran's capacity to hide a covert weapons program.

Skeptics cite a long history of intelligence failures in the Middle East.

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