MEK Iran: How Defective is JCPOA
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency’s quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear program was released last week.
Enriched uranium stockpile had increased
It revealed that the regime’s 20 percent enriched uranium stockpile had increased by more than a third since the last quarterly report, and that its 60 percent enriched uranium stockpile had increased to 10 kg.
The study paints a picture of nuclear projects that are more advanced than they were in 2015, prior to the completion of negotiations with six world countries that resulted in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA.
The regime’s nuclear weapon
That arrangement was supposed to increase the regime’s nuclear weapon “breakout time” from a few months to well over a year. Despite this, the JCPOA contained numerous flaws that allowed the regime to quickly resume its nuclear weapons program.
This was evidenced when the Iranian dictatorship began routinely breaking its obligations under the agreement, despite the fact that the other five signatories — the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China – remained committed to it.
JCPOA is defective and incomplete
In February 2020, Tehran formally ceased all compliance with the JCPOA, setting the stage for the current crisis, demonstrating once again how defective and incomplete the JCPOA was in regulating the regime’s nuclear program.
Officials in Iran have admitted to the regime’s deception tactics. Despite a fatwa from the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which supposedly commands the opposite, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi confirmed in February 2021 that the regime would be free to pursue a nuclear weapon. “The fatwa forbids the production of nuclear weapons, but if they push Iran in those directions, it is not Iran’s fault,” he stated.
The release of the newest report
The release of the newest People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) report coincided closely with the release of the previous IAEA quarterly report. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi was making public comments at the time that was unusually critical of the Iranian regime as well as Western policies toward it.
After reports that Western powers were considering pushing for a formal censure of the regime at a meeting of the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors, the IAEA chief made an unexpected trip to Tehran over the weekend. A temporary agreement was reached with the regime as a result of the visit.
Traces of radioactive material
More than two years after traces of radioactive material were confirmed in soil testing, the IAEA’s latest report highlights that the government has still not provided appropriate information about three undeclared nuclear facilities.
The international community’s commitment to appeasement is partly founded on mistaken confidence in the mullahs’ inevitability. However, with several state-wide protests in Iran since late 2017, there is no basis for this notion, and consequently no basis for conciliatory approaches toward Iran’s nuclear program.
The unlawful military nuclear project
The approach to preventing the regime from completing its nuclear program is to follow a hard and consistent stance against it until Iran is represented by a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear government, not to pacify, offer concessions, or bargain with it over its unlawful military nuclear project.