MEK Iran :Nuclear Deception Must not be Tolerated
Ali Bagheri-Kani, an Iranian regime spokesman, told international media over the weekend that substantial progress had been made in the Vienna talks to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). While Bagheri-words Kani’s were positive, it appears that since the Vienna discussions resumed after a five-month hiatus, that optimism reflects the regime’s anticipation that the deal’s Western signatories will cave into its demands.
US, UK, and others are keeping their optimism
By Monday, when those Western interlocutors unanimously disputed Bagheri-statements, Kani’s that viewpoint did not appear to have changed. The United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany all appear to be keeping their optimism, but only insofar as they are leaving the door open for substantial progress at some point in the near future.
The Western countries have agreed that any possibility of success hinges on the regime’s willingness to adjust its stance during the discussions, which has toughened significantly since Ebrahim Raisi was appointed president in June.
Bagheri-Kani has stated that in light of the regime’s current demands, any term agreements reached in prior sessions of discussions can be reconsidered. These new suggestions, on the other hand, are incompatible with not only the JCPOA but also the outcomes of prior talks.
US and European signatories put pressure on mullahs
When the discussions started last month, Iranian officials made it plain that they want all sanctions lifted, including those that were re-imposed or imposed for the first time after the US withdrew from the JCPOA in 2018.
The JCPOA does not address any other topic, regardless of whether it is related to the regime’s nuclear programme, at the regime’s request, therefore despite opposition from many politicians, the US and European signatories to the pact have honoured the regime’s constraints. However, the regime has now asked that the US lift sanctions on other reasons unrelated to nuclear issues, such as the regime’s brutal assault on the Iranian revolt in November 2019.
While the regime’s spokesperson has claimed that the US is on the verge of giving in to their demands, the US has categorically denied this. Before the discussions resumed, US State Department officials met with their British, French, and German counterparts to explore ways to increase pressure on the Iranian regime if it continued to delay the restart of the talks.
It’s time to impose more sanctions on mullahs plan
Each of the JCPOA’s Western members is now more willing to consider the potential of failure than they were previously. The regime announced in early 2020 that they would no longer be bound by any of the stipulations of the agreement. As a result, the European JCPOA signatories triggered a dispute resolution process, which could have re-imposed UN sanctions on the regime’s nuclear activities, but top European Union officials chose to drag out the resolution process indefinitely rather than admit that the deal was failing and abandon it.
The European signatories issued a joint statement on Monday, stating that “time is running out” to settle and revive the nuclear deal, and that “Without swift progress, in light of Iran’s fast-forwarding of its nuclear programme, the JCPOA will very soon become an empty shell.”
The JCPOA has been an “empty shell” for a long time, and the Iranian regime has been using it to gain time to advance its nuclear programme. Now that the E3 has finally agreed to declare the JCPOA an “empty shell,” it’s time to activate the long-overdue snapback mechanism and re-impose UN sanctions on Iran’s nuclear programme.
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