Alejo Vidal Quadras – New IAEA Report is Reminder of Old Problems with the Iran Nuclear Deal
In his article on June 16, Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a professor of atomic and nuclear physics, was vice-president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. He is President of the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ), elaborated on the Iranian regime’s nuclear program and the new report published by the International Atomic Agency (IAEA) on the regime’s non-compliance with Iran 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
“On June 5, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors was provided with the latest report on the status of the Iran nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). And on June 15, the Board convened to discuss the issues raised by that report,” he wrote.
By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras#Iran: Negotiations like those that led to the #JCPOA will only encourage the mullahs to greet their adversaries with one hand and stab them in the back with the other. #Iranianshttps://t.co/Pl0n8hm4MT
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 16, 2020
“It was already well understood that Iran had fully abandoned compliance with the agreement as part of an effort to pressure the European signatories into providing additional financial concessions. But the IAEA report also underscores some of the Iranian regime’s prior failures to live up to the spirit of the deal, which promised not only restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program but also greater transparency from the institutions behind it,” he added.
Dr. Vidal-Quadras also highlighted that, “Long before the latest report and even before the US pulled out of the deal in May 2018, there had been well-established skepticism about the seriousness of Tehran’s commitment.”
“The most naïve supporters of the JCPOA seem to have viewed Iran’s initial compliance as evidence that the regime had nothing left to hide if it ever had in the first place. The latest revelations conclusively upend that notion. The failed sanitization efforts are a red flag in their own right. But the regime’s persistent refusal to discuss the true purpose of those locations should be a source of even greater alarm for those who have been tasked with keeping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon,” he added.
“The IAEA’s new revelations all but confirm that this was the case. But the slow progress of requests for clarification prevents the international community from immediately understanding the exact nature of the regime’s secrets,” Dr. Vidal-Quadras added.
The #PMOI #MEK #Iran has repeatedly called on the international community to adopt a firmer policy on nuclear development towards the regime and support the #Iranian peoples desire for the regime changehttps://t.co/dJ5kxaxUi9#IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #coronavirus @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/U1rjAa9O4P
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 8, 2020
“But everyone has a breaking point and it has yet to be seen whether European commitments will remain as strong now that Iran’s ongoing deceptions are being revealed. It was always obvious to many observers that Iran would neither comply with restrictions over the long-term nor provide real transparency about its activities unless it was forced to do so. ‘Maximum pressure’ could accomplish this via economic pressure and diplomatic isolation. Negotiations like those that led to the JCPOA will only encourage the mullahs to greet their adversaries with one hand and stab them in the back with the other,” Dr. Vidal-Quadras concluded.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) has said over and over that Iran has many resources and has no need for nuclear power. Mullah’s regime’s goal is to have nuclear bombs.