MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime Not Likely to Find a Friend in Biden
The outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election left many Iranian regime apologists hopeful that the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal, could be revived under its original terms. The mullahs may have made a grave error in misjudging the Biden administration, though, and their complacency may lead to their overthrow.
A Clear Nuclear Threat
The Iranian regime has made the strongest argument against renewing the JCPOA through its own actions. After the United States announced its plans to withdraw from the deal, the mullahs shouted on state media that the nuclear and ballistic weapons program had never stopped. All the while, the regime begged Europe to remain part of the JCPOA. Once the U.S. completed its withdrawal from the deal, the regime pushed forward with increased production at its uranium and heavy water facilities. The Iranian regime has demonstrated that it cannot be trusted to abide by the terms of a deal.
.@ArabNews: Resistance exposes Iran’s secret nuclear weapons site
▶️ Site is located in Sorkheh-Hessar region…
▶️ NCRI said despite 2015 JCPOA agreement, #Iran continues to deceive the world in pursuit of #nuclear bomb
▶️ The site is protected by IRGChttps://t.co/pPH7sBmINa
— NCRI-U.S. Rep Office (@NCRIUS) October 16, 2020
Even more troubling is an October 17 report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), revealing secret nuclear facilities near Tehran and Isfahan. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), sources in Iran uncovered the previously-unknown facilities, which were constructed between 2012 and 2017, a timeline that overlaps the Iran nuclear deal. (PMOI / MEK Iran), sources were also responsible for uncovering Iran’s secret nuclear program in 2002. These revelations led to the U.N. sanctions that were lifted by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
After the NCRI’s most recent announcement, the U.N. nuclear watchdog released its own report detailing the discovery of a stockpile of low-enriched uranium in Iran that greatly exceeds the limits set in the JCPOA.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, the DD of the Washington office of the #NCRI, exposed the Iranian regime’s current nuclear program. In August 2002, the #NCRI announced for the first time that the Natanz uranium enrichment site and Arak Heavy Water facility.#FreeIran2020 pic.twitter.com/Km9ObdW6do
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 2, 2020
U.S. awareness of the social climate in Iran has increased dramatically since the Iran nuclear deal was signed during the Obama administration. Widespread popular uprisings in December 2017/January 2018 and November 2019 drew international attention to the Iranian Resistance movement, (PMOI / MEK Iran). Despite the regime’s attempt to shut down internet access in Iran, protesters smuggled out images and videos of last year’s uprisings, and the world watched in horror as Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) forces shot unarmed protesters in the streets and from helicopters.
1,500 protesters were killed by security forces, and another 12,000 were arrested for participating in the anti-government demonstrations. Many of those who were arrested are now awaiting execution. Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) on December 15, 2019.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 16, 2019
While it is true that Republican administrations in the U.S. tend to apply more pressure to foreign governments as a general rule, Democratic administrations are much more likely to use sanctions and diplomatic measures in support of human rights when dealing with foreign nations. The current situation in Iran is a rare opportunity for bipartisan support in the United States.
On September 13, then-candidate Joseph Biden stated his foreign policy agenda on Iran. “I have no illusions about the challenges the regime in Iran poses to America’s security interests, to our friends and partners, and its own people. But there is a smart way to be tough on Iran,” he wrote.
The MEK and NCRI are receiving an enormous amount of recognition and support right now for their role in the Iranian Resistance movement. Regime leaders have been forced to acknowledge the MEK’s influence both at home and abroad. This places the MEK in an ideal position to provide a viable democratic alternative to the regime.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): Recognition of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, as the sole democratic alternative to the regime, is imperative to rectifying four decades of appeasement. These are essential steps in facing a regime that only understands the decisive language of force.
Recognition of the National Council of Resistance of #Iran, as the sole democratic alternative to the regime, is imperative to rectifying four decades of appeasement. These are essential steps in facing a regime which only understands the decisive language of force.#FreeIran pic.twitter.com/fWbFGIzrDs
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 13, 2019
The Iranian regime may believe that Joe Biden’s presidency will signal the end of the maximum pressure campaign, but a combination of sanctions, diplomatic support to the Iranian Resistance, bipartisanship, and evenhanded leadership may prove to be more deadly to the mullahs than they anticipate.
The majority of the members of the United State House of Representatives backed on Wednesday, June 17, a resolution in support of the Iranian Resistance and condemning the terrorist activities of the Iranian regime.#FreeIranhttps://t.co/cwFnXuA7tI
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 18, 2020
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