MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime’s Nuclear Extortion is a Sign of Weakness, not Strength
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the mullahs’ regime announced earlier this week that its production of uranium enrichment at 20 percent would begin in a day.
This is a blatant violation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It, however, is not the first breach of the nuclear agreement and is unlikely to be the last unless the regime is held accountable for its actions.
Nuclear extortion should be unacceptable to the signatories of the deal. And indeed it was the United States that exited the agreement. Regime apologists are trying to blame the US and its exit for the regime’s non-compliance saying that it put pressure on the regime.
#Iran’s #Nuclear Extortion: Sign of Weakness or Power? What Is Int’l Community’s Responsibility?
This is part of the regime’s nuclear extortion campaign, but why has #Tehran taken such steps?
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) January 7, 2021
“desperation” and “deadlock”
The reality of the situation is that the regime is under immense pressure – both on the domestic front and with regards to its increasingly isolated standing in the world. The state-run Mostaghel publication acknowledged that the regime’s actions are a result of its “desperation” and “deadlock”.
A member of Iran’s parliament said at the end of last year that the new government in Iran will be taking over a dire situation where the treasury is negatively balanced and debt is rife.
Apologists and lobbies
The mullah regime and its apologists and lobbies are trying to make it appear that Iran is in a powerful position, but in actual fact, it is at the mercy of the international community. Nuclear extortion is a very risky tactic and one that could have serious consequences. It is true that the international community has often turned a blind eye to the regime’s belligerence, but this will not always be the case. There will be a straw that breaks the camel’s back.
On the other hand, you could argue that the regime has nothing to lose. President Hassan Rouhani himself has admitted that the regime is “in the toughest situation” it has been in for a very long time.
The US accuses Iran of 'nuclear extortion' after enrichment statement
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— Kazem (@Kianoosh_sa1) January 5, 2021
November uprising 2019
The regime’s grasp on power is slipping away slowly and surely. It faced a major uprising in November 2019 – one that took it by surprise because of the intensity. It responded harshly and violently against the people, with 1,500 protesters being brutally killed and more than 4,000 seriously injured. It arrested many thousands more, quite clearly terrified that this was the beginning of the end of its despotic rule. 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.
EU appeasement policy
EU governments have tried policies of appeasement towards the Iranian regime for years. They have said that appeasement will make the regime become more moderate but we know this is not the case at all. The regime exploits the policies of appeasement, taking them as a sign of weakness.
The only way to deal with the regime is with firmness. It must be held accountable for its past actions as well as its current actions. If the signatories of the JCPOA, in particular the European signatories, ignore the regime’s latest breach, it is opening itself up to the likelihood of further breaches.
Trial of the diplomat terrorist
At the end of November, the trial of the Iranian regime’s diplomat terrorist started. During the trial it was made very clear that the regime uses its foreign diplomats to plot terror attacks on European soil and that its foreign embassies are just centres of espionage and terrorism.
What more will it take before the international community finally takes firm action against this malign regime that will do anything to further its own interests?