MEK Iran: The regime must face real consequences over further nuclear deal violations
The Iranian regime announced this week that it will continue in its nuclear activities, working in a well-established site at Fordow, situated on the side of a mountain and obscured from an ariel view.
Violation of JCPOA agreement
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the regime has recommenced its operation to enrich uranium to 20 percent, just a technical step away from weapons-grade levels at 90 percent.
This announcement follows mounting tensions as Iran has violated agreements put in place forbidding nuclear enrichment and stockpiling under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Civilian Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, emphasized his agency’s eagerness to move forward with the forbidden nuclear program.
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“We are like soldiers and our fingers are on the triggers,” Salehi informed Iran state television. “The commander should command and we shoot. We are ready for this and will produce (20% enriched uranium) as soon as possible.”
The regime appears to be taking precautions against possible intervention from foreign nations, perceived as the enemies, who could try to hold them accountable. The three European signatories of the Iran nuclear deal, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, issued a cautionary statement on 6 January.
Cautionary statement by EU
“We strongly urge Iran to stop enriching uranium to up to 20 percent without delay,” the statement read. They further stated that they expect Iran to “reverse its enrichment program to the limits agreed in the [agreement] and to refrain from any further escalatory steps which would further reduce the space for effective diplomacy.”
Despite their words, none of the nations involved in the Iran nuclear deal have set out clear consequences if Iran is to continue to disregard the parameters of the deal. The US is currently still applying “maximum pressure” on Iran through economic sanctions, a strategy that the European community will not cooperate with. This follows a dangerous pattern of the regime utilizing the lack of firm action from the international community in order to act with impunity.
Lack of firm action by the international community
International governments believe that they can appeal to the more “moderate” factions of the Iranian regime. This includes the supposed “moderates”, President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, despite the fact that both have made their support for violating the nuclear deal clear over the last couple of years.
Rouhani had previously also served as Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator. The empty words of the European Foreign Ministers and the attempts to appease Iran are not enough to deter the regime from pursuing their goal of creating nuclear weapons.
Lack of actionable response by the international community
The Iranian opposition, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) believe that the mullah regime must face harsh consequences from European governments, as well as the US, to ensure that they are not able to achieve their goal and gain the power of having nuclear weapons.
The regime not only poses a threat to Western interests but to territory and the lives of Iranian people and the international community. A lack of actionable response is only a green light that their strategy has been successful and the regime can move forward in their endeavors without fear of interference.