MEK Iran: Opposition Leader Calls for Nuclear Deal Trigger Mechanism to be Activated
Iran announced earlier this week that it would stop abiding by several nuclear commitments, including the number of centrifuges, the capacity they have, the percent and level of enriched uranium and certain restrictions regarding research and development.
She highlighted that the six United Nations Security Council resolutions against the regime need to be reinstated, emphasizing that the trigger mechanism must be activated immediately.
The NCRI and Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK Iran), the main opposition to the Iranian regime, have said countless times since before the nuclear deal was agreed that the Iranian regime must be handled very carefully. The nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was written in such a way that the Iranian regime could exploit it in a number of ways. And this it has done.
The #Iran Regime took the final step away from the #JCPOA; it will remove limits on centrifuges, uranium enrichment, and nuclear research and development.https://t.co/i5QE0RHYSH#MEK @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/33zEZ5hF4t
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 7, 2020
Any benefits the regime has enjoyed from the nuclear agreement have been exploited. The concessions and financial benefits have gone toward the regime’s export of terrorism and extremism and its spread of chaos across the region. Instead of improving conditions in the country for its own people, the mullahs decided to further its belligerent activities.
Furthermore, the NCRI has pointed out – not for the first time – that the regime has never actually put a complete halt to its nuclear weapons program. There has been no transparency on a number of issues, including the possible military dimensions that it holds. The regime also failed to provide details about METFAZ- the Center for Research and Expansion of Technologies on Explosions and Impact, the regime’s testing site.
The regime has also failed to be transparent with regards to the SPND (Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research) – a secret agency that is in charge of the nuclear weapons program.
The nuclear watchdog – the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – has questioned Iran on a number of elements in its nuclear program but the regime has not been forthcoming with answers. In fact, the regime has intentionally blocked the nuclear watchdog when it has requested interviews with key Iranian personnel that have direct involvement with the nuclear program.
Tensions between Iran and the West are heating up. The Europeans are scrambling to save the nuclear deal, but is it a deal worth saving? Instead of trying to salvage a one-sided deal that the regime has never paid much heed to, the signatories of the deal should be scrambling to hold the regime accountable for its countless crimes.
The regime’s human rights record is shocking. The people have been suppressed for decades, and in the final weeks of last year alone, thousands of people were arrested for participating in protests. Many thousands of Iranians were injured following the regime’s brutal response to the widespread dissent and at least 1,500 protesters were killed as a result of the excessive force used by the security forces.
Although the Iranian regime has taken heavy security measures to avoid the eruption of further uprisings, protests over government corruption and economic issues continued in numerous Iranian citieshttps://t.co/bmjtmRNIxR#Iran #IranPortests #FreeIran2020 #MEk @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/WM403qmdg0
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 2, 2020