Iran has announced plans on Monday to further violate its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which the Iranian Resistance says is perfectly in step with the mullahs’ nuclear extortion campaign.
The regime said, according to Reuters, that “it will block snap inspections by the [United Nations] nuclear watchdog from next week if other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal do not uphold their obligations”.
It should be said that the five remaining signatories to the deal have bent over backwards to meet obligations given the international sanctions on Iran, but Iran have been openly violating the deal for over a year and the US pulled out in 2018 citing Iranian non-compliance and the deal’s failure to cover other malign actions by Iran.
The signatories thought that the deal would end Iran’s nuclear ambitions but, in reality, they left some glaring loopholes that the regime could exploit. This led National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) President-elect Maryam Rajavi to say in 2015 that if the world powers had been more forceful that Iran would have no choice but to end its nuclear weapons programmes.
The NCRI actually revealed Iran’s nuclear weapons programme in 2002, prompting international sanctions and leading to the 2015 deal.
In 2017, the US Representative Office of the NCRI revealed that the nuclear programme was continuing at the Research Academy in the Parchin complex, something that Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi confirmed in an interview with the state-run Fars News Agency.
He said: “Nuclear activities, as well as research and development on the nuclear fuel cycle, uranium conversion, and enrichment are being carried out without any restrictions. Enriched uranium production and stockpile are now as high as pre -JCPOA period, heavy water storage is being carried out without any restrictions the process of building the Arak heavy water research reactor is advancing in cooperation with foreign parties and the use of related equipment.”
In response to this, Rajavi noted that the regime never gave up on trying to build a nuclear bomb and still “continues the deception and concealment. The regime uses all the facilities and concessions that the nuclear deal has given to pursue terrorism, foreign warfare, and domestic repression”.
The NCRI advised that Europe ends its appeasement policy, which is only encouraging the mullahs, and instead take a firm stance against Iran’s terrorism and nuclear extortion.