MEK: Iran’s Nuclear Developments
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that on Saturday, the parties to the Iran nuclear deal began a new round of negotiations aimed at restoring the deal. At the conclusion of the fifth session last week, the European Union’s coordinating ambassador suggested that a resolution would most likely be reached with a sixth. Representatives from the United States, on the other hand, refuted this assertion.
The mullahs’ regime demanding that the US lift all sanctions
The Iranian regime’s initial negotiating strategy consisted of merely demanding that the US lift any sanctions that had been re-imposed or imposed for the first time during the previous administration.
More information about the degree of the Iranian regime’s nuclear advancements and threats has emerged during the time that the US has been pushing for a compromise agreement, giving skeptics of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA ample reason to express even more skepticism about the Iranian regime’s long-term commitments than they already did.
New reports IAEA
Surprisingly, the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director-General Rafael Grossi widely highlighted this information in the days leading up to last week’s negotiations in Vienna, despite the optimism of EU negotiators.
The week began with the negotiators receiving the latest quarterly report from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which offered a clear picture of Iran’s development toward a nuclear weapons capability. For example, the Natanz nuclear facility refined 2.4 kg of uranium to 60 percent fissile purity in under six weeks, according to the report.
The rising difficulties
This assisted in pushing Iran’s total stockpile of uranium to roughly 16 times the limit set by the JCPOA. The report also described the rising difficulties that the IAEA faces in monitoring relevant operations, particularly since the expiration of an agreement that prohibited Tehran from kicking monitors out of the country.
For the first time since the JCPOA took effect, the quarterly report had to rely solely on estimation methods, and it’s likely that some of them fall short of expressing the full range of achievements the dictatorship has made in the year and a half since it confirmed it would no longer abide by any of the agreement’s terms.
Western policy toward the mullahs’ regime
The MEK has frequently criticized Western policy toward the Iranian regime, particularly measures related to the JCPOA, for having an “appeasement” trend. That critique appears especially appropriate in light of European opinion that dismisses Grossi’s and the IAEA’s warnings in favor of retaining hope and bestowing credit on Tehran.
Grossi provided even more sharp commentary on this activity on Monday, highlighting a possibility that many European policymakers have been eager to dismiss: that Iran’s recent and historical nuclear developments have been specifically intended to promote the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon.
The development of an Iranian nuclear weapon.
“The IAEA’s ability to provide assurance of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program is severely damaged by the lack of progress in clarifying the agency’s questions about the correctness and completeness of Iran’s safeguards declarations,” Grossi said, adding, “We have a country that has a very developed and ambitious nuclear program that is enriching at very high levels… very close to a nuclear weapon.”
More extensive sanctions and pressures needed
It is clearly time for the international community to recognize and respond to this reality. Is evident that Tehran will not change its attitude in the Vienna talks until more extensive sanctions and diplomatic pressures force it to do so.