Iran Nuclear NewsIran Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program

Iran Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program

-

Iranian ballistic missile

By Mehdi

Iran will soon partially resume parts of its nuclear program that were banned under the 2015 nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), despite still being a party to the deal, according to state-run media.

Iranian state TV reported Monday that these activities are banned under articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, but Iran is “not planning to withdraw from the nuclear deal” at present, according to an official close to the JCPOA Supervisory Board.

These two articles relate to the suspension of the implementation of JCPOA and informing the United Nations of the other parties’ lack of commitment to the agreement.

The unnamed source said that President Hassan Rouhani will announce on live TV what measures Iran will take in response to Iran’s withdrawal from the JCPOA last May. This is speculated to occur on the one-year anniversary of Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA. However, everyone should know that Iran is only behaving like this because they are scared.

The JCPOA Supervisory Board was set up in June 2016 to address Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s concerns that the West would renege on the deal. He referred to the board as Iran’s “hitting hand”.

The board includes Rouhani, Majles Speaker Ali Larijani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, then-defence Minister Hossein Dehghan, Supreme National Security Council Chief Ali Shamkhani, former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and Khamenei’s Foreign Policy Adviser Ali Akbar Velayati.

The source said that Iran has told European Union officials of its new decision and advised that the EU took no practical step to help Iran this year, although the source failed to note that the EU is asking Iran to pass financial transparency measures before the EU enacts any special financial mechanism.

Iranian officials are expected to meet with representatives from the UK, France, Germany, in Brussels today. It is expected that they will discuss US sanctions against Iran, the non-renewal of US waivers, the non-renewal of exemptions about nuclear cooperation with Iran, and the issue of economic cooperation with Europe based on the European financial mechanism.

Since withdrawing for the nuclear deal, Trump has increased the pressure on Iran by reimposing sanctions against, among other things, its oi industry, designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist entity and sending the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber force to the Gulf.

The US also allowed sanctions waivers, granted to eight buyers of Iranian oil in November, to expire this month as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran.

Latest news

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Iran’s Regime Continues Its Internet Restriction Project

This is part of the outlook of a document by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which has...

Iran’s Human Development Index Dropped Sharply

One of the most common questions asked in primary schools by teachers all over the world is, “wealth or...

Narcotics Iran Regime’s Income Source for Terrorism

Besides Iran’s malign activities, such as its regional interference, and missile and nuclear projects, drug trafficking plays a major...

Must read

Iran: Political prisoner facing imminent execution

Iran Focus: Paris, Apr. 21 – Iran’s Supreme Court...

Polish Parliamentary Speaker: Iran greatest threat to world peace

Iran Focus: London, Jul. 05 – In an interview...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you