MEK Iran: Who is to Blame for Iranian Nuclear Deal Crisis?
Recent international discourse has surrounded the Iranian nuclear deal with the possible return of the US to the original 2015 agreement, and Iran’s compliance with the deal, reports The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) Regime Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote the following on Twitter.
The logical path to full JCPOA compliance
“Iran proposes logical path to full JCPOA compliance: the U.S, which caused this crisis, should return to full compliance first; -Iran will reciprocate following rapid verification; -All Trump sanctions were anti-JCPOA and must be removed—w/o distinction between arbitrary designations.”
There is pressure on the US to take the first step by returning to compliance and relieving Tehran of its sanctions. This is the regime’s main demand being asserted and relayed by western apologists and lobbyists. It is in contention, however, if the US caused the crisis.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was originally conceived in 2015. Tehran and pro-appeasement opinions across the US and Europe blamed the previous US administration for first violating the JCPOA by exiting the deal of May 2018.
Tehran violated the JCPOA first
The Institute for Science and International Studies published an analysis of a report on 8 December. The report being analyzed was by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the possible military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program.
It categorically states that Tehran violated the JCPOA by refusing to cooperate with IAEA investigators and continuing to pursue nuclear armament.
Fox News on 7 July, cited Germany’s domestic intelligence agency annual report, highlighting the Iranian’s pursuit of a “clandestine” goal of obtaining illicit nuclear technology from German companies.
On 6 June, Reuters reported that, at least twice, Iran had produced excess heavy water and sold it for profit. The quarterly IAEA report noted that Iran had reported their stock of heavy water reaching 128.2 tonnes.
Military inspections have been refused
Since the implementation of the JCPOA, military inspections have been refused entry to Iranian military sites, which is a violation of JCPOA’s relevant language.
According to reports, on 20 September 2017, Iran exceeded the limits on advanced centrifuge research and development, assembling more than 6 Ir-8 rotor assemblies and operating 13-15 IR-6 centrifuges in a single cascade.
Less than a fortnight later 1 October of that year, a Fox News report revealed the likelihood of Iran violating Section T, banning “activities which could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device.” This can be using computer models simulating a nuclear bomb or designing multi-point explosive detonation systems.
Later in October of the same year, German Intelligence reported that in 2015 and 2016, Iran attempted more than a hundred times to obtain nuclear technology.
The next day, on 10 October 2017, Fox News reported that the Iranian opposition coalition NCRI released critical information showing research and development activities, as well as nuclear activities, were continuing at the Parchin military site.
The regime had deliberately deceived international signatories
It was explained by the head of the regime’s atomic energy organization, Ali Akbar Salehi that the regime had deliberately deceived international signatories; the plutonium core of the reactor in Arak was never dismantled as decreed in the deal.
The JCPOA has consistently been violated by the regime, from the Obama years through to Trump’s decision to exit the deal in May 2018. Zarif’s argument exists to garner support from pro-appeasement circles and is parroted by apologists and lobbyists throughout the west. This is easily disproved however has the regime has been an inconsistent violation of the JCPOA and shows no indication of legitimately complying with future agreements.