Iran Nuclear Deal: European Signatories Trigger Dispute Mechanism
The Iranian regime has become embroiled in a number of scandals in recent months. It has continued to wreak havoc abroad, in particular in Iraq, resulting in widespread calls on behalf of the Iraqi people for the regime to stop meddling in political and internal affairs.
Furthermore, the people of Iran have also been holding widespread protests and anti-regime demonstrations. Mid-November last year sparked off by the regime’s announcement about a massive hike in fuel prices, the people of Iran have been unable to contain their anger.
The action in Iran turned into a major uprising and the Iranian regime responded by brutally cracking down on the people. Thousands were arrested, killed or severely injured.
Then, at the beginning of the year, Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the notorious Quds Force (extra-territorial branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC) was killed during a US drone attack. The Iran regime was furious and it tried to garner support from the rest of the world. Some leaders had denounced Trump’s action, but all sympathy went out the window when it became known that the IRGC accidentally shot down a commercial plane leaving Tehran, mistaking it for an American missile. Every crew member and passenger on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 died.
The people of Iran were outraged at this, saying that the regime has claimed the lives of 176 more innocent people. Pressure, domestic and international, is mounting against the regime that is finding itself on very shaky ground.
Despite the regime’s attempts to silence People of #Iran, they have continued to participate in the most significant uprising of recent times.https://t.co/USFjvWKWge#IranProtests2020 #MEK #FreeIran2020 @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/6K2yqGZg3h
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 13, 2020
The European signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as it is more commonly known, have now finally responded to the regime’s lifting of all limits with regards to its enriched uranium production. They have triggered a formal dispute mechanism. The main opposition to the Iranian regime, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has called on the United Kingdom, Germany, and France to take this action.
Reacting to the news, chairperson of the NCRI Mr. Mohammad Mohaddessin said that the development is a welcome one but also said that it should be complemented with “further measures”. He said: “The reinstatement of six UN Security Council resolutions on the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program is a vital step in preventing the religious fascist regime from acquiring nuclear weapons and its regional aggression. Delay in such a measure has until now seriously hurt peace and security in the Middle East region.”
#European Powers, #EU3 Trigger Dispute Mechanism is a step in the right direction &the EU3 should complete it W further measures, chairman @Mohaddessin said.https://t.co/z21PYTQRPf#IranDeal#IranProtests#FreeIran2020@eu_eeas @Europarl_EN
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) January 14, 2020
The President-elect of the organization Mrs. Maryam Rajavi has repeatedly warned the international community that the regime’s circumventions of the UN Security Council resolutions give it the opportunity to further deceive world leaders and keeps the door to nuclear weapons open. Mrs. Rajavi has also re-iterated that the regime should be obliged to put a complete stop to its enrichment and bomb-making programs. Its spread of chaos and interference in the internal affairs of other nations must also be addressed – something that the European signatories have been very reluctant to do.