MEK Iran :Nuclear Extortion Requires Firm Response from West
Although talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed last week in Vienna, most participants appear to be even less hopeful about the chances of a settlement than they were during the five months the process was stopped. “Over the course of the week, that situation received increasingly broad recognition as Western participants in the Vienna talks expressed their disappointment and frustration over Tehran’s apparent refusal to compromise,” the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said. The government continues to demand complete release from US sanctions without delivering anything in exchange.”
The regime’s malign activities would likely increase
When previous President Hassan Rouhani was still in power, the Iranian leadership began requesting sanctions relief. Since then, the regime has knuckled down with even more hard-line leadership, culminating in the installation of current President Ebrahim Raisi, who was handpicked by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to take over the post this year.
The regime made the decision to halt nuclear deal talks during Raisi’s ‘election’ in June. The regime’s critics warned at the time that as Raisi came to power, the regime’s malign activities would likely increase dramatically, and judging by the subsequent surge in unrest in Iran, the regime’s brutal suppression of protests, and the increase in killings across Iran.
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“Raisi’s own background demonstrates his connection to that first goal, in that he was one of the leading perpetrators of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners during the summer of 1988,” the NCRI stated.
The majority of his administration’s personnel are either associated with the regime’s hard-line paramilitary, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or have sanctions and international arrest requests against them for their involvement in terrorism or human rights abuses.
One of the reasons why the government has consistently attempted to stall nuclear deal talks is so that they might surreptitiously advance their nuclear program. Following the release of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) latest quarterly report on the program, the regime’s head of the Iranian nuclear authority openly claimed that the IAEA had underestimated the amount of 20 percent purity enriched uranium that they had accumulated.
IAEA inspectors can not inspect mullahs sites
“Even by IAEA estimates, the regime’s current stockpiles could yield more than half the amount of weapons grade uranium needed for a nuclear weapon if enriched further,” the NCRI warned. And the stage appears to be prepared for Iran to reach that further enrichment relatively soon, given that several facilities have set up advanced enrichment centrifuges in sequence, thus violating the 2015 agreement.”
Since February, IAEA nuclear inspectors have been denied access to information from Iranian facilities or surveillance footage from those locations, and since June, cctv at a plant believed to be located in Fordo, which is built into a mountain and heavily guarded, have been permanently deactivated.
“Now that there is no doubt about Iran’s commitment to a hard-line strategy at the nuclear talks,” the NCRI stated, “it is time for Western participants to respond in kind by activating the snapback mechanism and resuming global sanctions and six UN Security Council resolutions.”
(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Since February, IAEA nuclear inspectors have been denied access to information from Iranian facilities or surveillance footage from those locations, and since June, cctv at a plant believed to be located in Fordo
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