MEK: Iran Nuclear Extortion
On August 18, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), stated that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had issued a warning that the Iranian regime had created 200 grammes of 20% enriched uranium metal.
Iran produce material that can be used in nuclear bombs
“The Iranian regime continues to produce material that can be used in nuclear bombs,” the MEK stated. The findings were published in a study by the IAEA on Tuesday, and they reveal that the Iranian regime is making worrying progress in its nuclear ambitions.”
Highly enriched uranium metal at the Isfahan
Inspectors from the IAEA confirmed in February that the regime had created 3.6 grammes of highly enriched uranium metal at the Isfahan nuclear reactor in Iran, which the regime claimed they needed for civilian uses.
However, European signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have expressed alarm over the regime’s uranium production, given the JCPOA prohibits the regime from generating weapons-grade highly enriched uranium.
Iran’s nuclear programme
“Over the last few months, world powers have been negotiating with the regime over its nuclear programme,” the MEK added. However, no progress has been made thus far. In June, the previous round came to an end.”
At an IAEA board of governors meeting in June, Grossi highlighted that the IAEA’s ability to assert that Iran’s nuclear programme isn’t a threat is being harmed by the lack of movement in clarifying issues about Iran’s safety statements.
“Grossi expressed alarm that the Iranian regime has not provided the necessary explanation for the presence of nuclear material particles at any of the three locations where the agency has conducted complementary accesses after many months,” the MEK added.
Iran is continuing to break the laws
At the time of the convention, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that it was uncertain whether the regime was willing and prepared to undertake what was required to comply with the IAEA.
The new study, however, demonstrates that the regime is continuing to break the laws and endangering world peace and security by ramping up its nuclear activities once more.
“Following the latest IAEA report on increased uranium metal production, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said the move was ‘unconstructive and inconsistent with a return to mutual compliance,’” according to the MEK.
NO compliance with the JCPOA
Price stated in a statement that there is no legitimate rationale for the regime to create uranium metal and that continuing to increase production will simply push the country deeper into isolation and provide no leverage in future talks about returning to compliance with the JCPOA.
Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), speaking at the Free Iran World Summit in July, warned that any concessions made to the Iranian regime on its nuclear programme would be a mistake.
“Any deal that does not completely shut down the regime’s bomb-making, enrichment, and nuclear facilities is unacceptable,” she stated. “The people of Iran will not accept it.”