MEK Iran: Regime’s Impasse Becomes Evident as Nuclear Talks hit a Deadlock
The negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme have become tangled. All parties involved in the negotiations have agreed that Iran’s nuclear dispute has hit a deadlock from the last day of the seventh round of talks in Vienna last week to the forthcoming sessions this week.
Tehran has made two draught offers
In the last six rounds of discussions, western negotiators have largely voiced confidence about the talks and have been willing to make concessions to the regime in order to bring it within the confines of the 2015 nuclear deal, technically known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Tehran’s counterparts in the talks, including China and Russia, are astonished and dismayed by the regime’s posture and maximalist demands after the current round of talks. In the discussions, Tehran has made two draught offers, increasing its requests for sanctions relief while agreeing to fewer constraints on its nuclear programme.
The regime is expanding its nuclear programme in “provocative ways” while postponing discussions. According to the US official, Iran is “the reason why there hasn’t been a mutual return to compliance” with the original nuclear deal.
U.S. State Secretary Blinken expressed alarm over Tehran’s actions in the talks, saying that “recent moves, recent rhetoric, don’t give us a lot of cause for… optimism.”
Iran’s proposals to the world cannot be rejected
“What Iran cannot do is maintain the status quo of developing its nuclear programme while delaying talks,” Blinken said.
“Iran is reneging on almost all of the difficult compromises reached… and is demanding significant changes to the text,” officials from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany said after the negotiations finished.
Meanwhile, Iranian regime officials are burying their heads in the sand and pressuring their counterparts to make greater concessions.
After the discussions, Tehran’s lead negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani told the media, “Iran’s proposals to the world powers cannot be rejected.”
The price of the dollar rose after the nuclear talks
“After the talks’ failure, inflation in Iran will expectedly rise, leading to protests, and there will be efforts to refer Iran’s dossier to the UNSC under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter,” the state-run Ebtekar Daily said following the failure of the seventh round of talks in Vienna.
“The price of the dollar rose a week after the nuclear talks,” Setaryeh Sobh, another news outlet, stated. This situation will recur, making people’s life more difficult and causing dissatisfaction. People will be concerned, furious, and unsatisfied, and nuclear power will be useless.”
“We have no plan B if the talks fail,” an MP was reported as stated by Jahan-e Sanat. We don’t have a choice but to resurrect the JCPOA and have sanctions withdrawn.”
The regime,s own officials say drink the poison chalice
Iranian officials’ inconsistent statements both at home and abroad reveal the regime’s perplexity. The dictatorship must choose between two disastrous possibilities.
On the one hand, it can “drink the poison chalice,” as the regime’s own officials like to say, by retracing its steps, stopping nuclear enrichment, recommitting to programme limits, and paving the way for talks on broader issues like terrorism, ballistic missiles, and human rights violations, which the regime considers to be its pillars of power.
On the other hand, the regime has the option of maintaining the international standoff. Even the most ardent supporters of the appeasement policy are becoming sceptical of this approach. The world will have to take serious action as the threat of the regime’s nuclear programme escalates.
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