Iran approaching weapon-grade uranium enrichment as talks to revive nuclear deal stalled
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, imposed some restrictions on the regime’s nuclear program while presenting numerous concessions to Tehran. However, following the JCPOA’s signing, Iran began breaching its commitments under the deal’s terms, including the expansion of its ballistic missile program, which was a clear violation of the UNSC 2231 Resolution.
On Tuesday, a report by Reuters confirmed that the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog is currently in talks with Iran regarding the source of uranium particles that have been enriched to a purity of up to 83.7% at its Fordow enrichment facility. This level of enrichment is extremely close to what is required to produce nuclear weapons.
It is worth noting that the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) was the first to expose the regime’s nuclear activities in August 2002, as well as Mohsen Farkhrizadeh’s role and his organization “Defensive Innovation and Research Organization (SPAND),” a major expanded program with a military component as its core mission.
This assessment offers a stark warning as Iran continues to breach the restrictions set out by the nuclear agreement, and efforts to restore the deal remain stalled.
The Western governments’ negligent and appeasing approach towards the Iranian regime’s provocative actions has allowed Tehran to pursue its nuclear ambitions persistently. This lack of action and disregard for the regime’s intentions has given the mullahs in Iran the green light to put global security at risk. The international community must learn from history and take a tougher stance on the clerical regime’s nuclear program before it’s too late.
The regime’s core vulnerability is its lack of legitimacy at home, leading it to rely on external sources of power. Human rights abuses, terrorism, and nuclear weapons are vital for Tehran, as it lacks a popular base domestically. These strategic orientations are essential for the regime, which is sailing too close to the wind.
Investing in any negotiations with Tehran on any significant issue is a fool’s errand. Tehran has been dragging its feet with the negotiations. Rounds of futile talks have only bought time for the regime. The “peace in our time” approach has been a failed policy, and it’s time for Western powers to adopt a more proactive and assertive approach toward the Iranian regime.
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