MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime begs Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal (JCPOA)
The Javan publication in Iran reported recently that the new US administration has dealt with “almost every issue in U.S. foreign policy” with the exception of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The regime is desperate for the US to return to 2015 (JCPOA)
The publication that is linked to the regime’s notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) clearly expected that the US is going to return to the JCPOA and lift sanctions quickly.
According to reports tallied by Iran’s main opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), the Iranian regime is desperate for action in its favor to be taken as soon as possible because of the hopeless situation it finds itself in.
The economic sanctions, in particular, are causing great harm to the Iranian regime and its hopes for longevity. This, on top of the regime’s increased international isolation and significant domestic unrest, is pushing the regime closer and closer to collapse.
The regime is trying to intimidate the US
The regime is trying to intimidate the United States into taking action through its usual methods – blackmail, threats, and deadlines. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently said that he had no choice but to “implement the resolution of the regime’s parliament”. This resolution, he said, “obliged” Iran “to take some measures”, including the enrichment of 20 percent uranium.
Zarif also said that Iran would end “the implementation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Additional Protocol, which must be operational from February 21 to 23”.
However, as diplomat Fereydoun Majlisi pointed out, these steps must make us question the effects of reducing Iran’s nuclear obligations as the Europeans are currently discussing.
Six UN sanctions resolutions could come into force again
He said that if Iran ended the Additional Protocol, the sanctions would of course remain applicable. Or, at worst for the regime, they would be intensified or the previous six UN sanctions resolutions could come into force again considering they were suspended rather than totally lifted.
This makes the Iranian regime’s threats empty. It is trying, once again, to make it look like it is in a position of strength but this could not be further from the truth. It really is at an impasse and it is trying every tactic to get what it wants and needs.
Iranian regime’s tactics will backfire
Many in Iran hope that the Iranian regime’s tactics will backfire and that it will be put under further scrutiny. If the regime is isolated even further, this can only be good news for the people of Iran because it will bring their goals of seeing the regime collapse come closer to fruition.
It is a good opportunity for the European signatories of the nuclear deal – France, Germany, and the United Kingdom – and for the new Biden administration in the United States, to make the regime understand that its belligerence will not be tolerated.
Belligerence will not be tolerated anymore
When the United States left the JCPOA, former President Donald Trump explained exactly why the decision was made. He pointed to Iran’s non-compliance with the deal and its continued acts of terrorism across the world.
President Joe Biden should take this into careful consideration when thinking about re-entering the deal that the Iranian regime never respected in the first place.
And all countries should look long and hard at the regime’s behavior, its threats, and its nuclear extortion.