In recent days, the positions and actions of the Western countries who are parties involved in the international nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the JCPOA, show that the situation for the regime has become more critical.
The G20 summit ended with a heavy shadow of ambiguity putting its burden on the fate of the JCPOA. The Western powers are witnessing that the regime with its actions is playing for time, and there is no outlook to return to the negotiations.
Thus, the tone of their officials has changed, and even Russia’s officials who the regime considers as its allies are mocking the regime’s position.
After some new sanctions against the regime’s drone systems, now US President Joe Biden is warning the regime that they will respond to the regime’s drone attacks, relying on all options on the table.
Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, along with the United States, stated on the sidelines of the G20 summit, warning that the regime’s actions would only mean building a nuclear bomb.
Stressing that the regime should come to the negotiating table, they emphasized that other destructive actions of the regime should be addressed in the negotiations, in addition to the nuclear issue.
Seyed Jalal Sadatian, the regime’s former ambassador to London, warned: “In the statement of the four countries, their positions are becoming closer and this dangerous for the system.”
In parallel to this statement, strategic bombers of the US army flew over the Persian Gulf close to the regime’s borders and in a maneuver.
The regime has no way out and must accept the demands of the world powers who are demanding to put the regime’s missile and regional activities on the table, or it will face harsher reactions, analysts say. This has become more critical for the regime because no one is trusting the regime anymore and time is running out for the regime.
The state-run daily Mostaghel on November 2, 2021, in an article entitled ‘The Inconclusive JCPOA’ wrote: “It seems that the future of the JCPOA remains unclear, and everything is ambiguous.
“Iran has announced that it will return to negotiations before the end of November, but U.S. officials are looking at the matter with skepticism. Sources in Washington told CNN that talks are underway to increase pressure on Iran under the Biden administration as Iran moves closer to building a nuclear weapon.
“Despite the willingness of the U.S. and Iranian sides to continue negotiations, the future of the JCPOA seems to remain unclear and everything is in an aura of ambiguity.”
Hidden dangers are what other state-run media in Iran are warning about. The state-run daily Siasat-e-Rooz on November 1, 2021, wrote:
“The agreement that the United States and Europe are seeking is an agreement that will force Iran to trade on its missile advances and capabilities and reduce the influence in the region. Such a thing would actually disarm (the system).”
Mostaghel daily warned that the regime was facing a dangerous future and wrote:
“The nuclear program has become the first embankment beyond its cost-sized nature. In other words, it has become the first stronghold, which if conquered by the enemy, will lead to the fall of other strongholds. They see the next strongholds as regional roles, weapons capacities, human rights and even the existence of a system called the Islamic Republic.” (State-run daily Mostaghel, November 1, 2021)
Meanwhile, the state-run daily Setareh-e-Sobh introduced the regime’s dreams of becoming a nuclear power as the main barrier to the progress and wrote:
“The Islamic Republic has stated several times that it does not want to build an atomic bomb, but at the same time a large portion of Iran’s power, wealth, and assets have been spent on developing nuclear energy over the past years. It seems that if the Islamic Republic does not even want to build a nuclear bomb to strengthen its defensive or military position in the region or for its negotiations with the West and its diplomatic dealings, it is willing to potentially have the possibility of building a nuclear bomb.”
There are much more examples about the critical situation of the regime written by its media, and the result is that this time the regime must decide between worse and the worst.