Many experts around the world have warned that the Iranian regime could already have enough enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb. This potential event may actually be a reality considering the recent remarks made by the regime officials.
On September 6, Mohammad Eslami, the head of the regime’s Atomic Energy Organization, said that they are seeking to become a hub for designing and building nuclear power plants.
He explained, “We intend to provide various services in the field of nuclear technology, including the development of nuclear power plants and nuclear power generation.”
He further stated that the regime plans to convert 20 percent of its energy portfolio into nuclear power.
These plans are in stark contrast with the regime’s previous claims that they do not intend to increase their uranium enrichment. Adding to this, what could help the regime and provide the financial support for such projects is the weak nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Here again, experts have warned that the deal will provide the regime with $275 billion in the first year of the deal. Due to the regime’s support of terror and the export of its revolution, this amount of money will likely favor the regime’s dangerous goals.
In an article published by the Washington Post, on September 6, entitled ‘Are al Qaeda and Iran really at odds?’, the newspaper wrote that, “the debate about the Islamic Republic’s collaboration with al Qaeda is far from over.”
They added, “American officials (mostly those advocating for a nuclear deal with Iran) have repeatedly and falsely asserted that the Iranian regime maintained an antagonistic relationship with al Qaeda, placing members of the world’s most dangerous terrorist group under house arrest.”
It should be noted that this is a false claim. Muhammad al Masri, who was one of the heads of al Qaeda, was gunned down on the streets of Tehran in November 2020. Under house arrest, this would never have happened. The regime is giving the members of terror groups free hand in their operations.
The question remains as to why the counterparties of the regime, in the JCPOA, are playing such a weak card. One of the viewpoints is due to the energy source crisis in European countries. The hope is that the Iranian regime can support Europe’s energy shortage, but this scenario does not fit reality.
The regime is using most of its produced gas for domestic consumption, while the rest of the gas has been burned and wasted for over four decades due to the regime’s worn-out oil production facilities. The same applies to oil because the regime lacks the proper infrastructure to export significant amounts of oil to Europe.
The only reason for such behavior in support of the regime, and for reviving the JCPOA at any cost, is the goal of helping an inhumane regime to overcome its demise, even while the regime shows signs of weakness in the negotiations.
In an article entitled ‘The government and the opposition to lifting sanctions’, the state-run Jomhouri Eslami daily warned those who eco against the revival of the JCPOA and wrote, “It is not clear how they will respond to the huge losses that have been caused to the country and the nation due to the delay in lifting the sanctions. The public’s expectation from the statesmen is to put an end to their ifs and buts and make a final decision before it’s too late to complete the JCPOA agreement and lift the sanctions.”
In an article published by the state-run daily Setareh-e Sobh on September 6, Ali Khoram said that the regime must accept the poison chalice of a new agreement with the conditions of the Western countries to overcome the deadly crises.
What he reveals in his remarks though, is one of the regime’s dangerous ambitions, which is its expansion of meddling in the Middle East.
He stated, “With the end of sanctions, Iran will have a more open hand in regional balances and issues, and Iran’s role in the region will not be opposed and attacked as easily as before. From an international point of view, great powers will count on Iran’s role and influence in the Middle East as a strategic country. Therefore, the speed of revitalization of the JCPOA is in favor of Iran and it can synchronize itself with the changes in the region and take a more effective role.”
In conclusion, any new deal with Iran will only endanger future global peace and security.