Iran Makes CHILLING Announcement – Time To Worry?
(ConservativeHub.com) – A country with the ability to manufacture nuclear bombs is a real threat when that nation’s government is not likely to act responsibly. When a senior advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Kamal Kharrazi, announced on Al-Jazeera TV on July 17 that Iran could make an atomic weapon, it marked a deviation from the past when the country vehemently denied having this capability. He noted while the theocracy could develop a nuclear weapon, leaders haven’t yet decided whether to proceed.
More Movements from Iran
In the same appearance, Kharrazi said Iran could easily create 90% enriched uranium. He noted the technical components are there whenever leaders decide to use them. Iranian officials previously claimed their efforts to refine and enrich uranium were only to generate energy, but power plants generally only require uranium enrichment of up to 5%, exposing the nation’s questionable subterfuge.
The country also issued a large number of sanctions on US officials. Nobody named has assets in Iran, so the measures mean very little in practice.
Iranians have accused the US and American officials of participating in terrorist activities by supporting the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a group opposing the nation’s current leadership. They targeted some political leaders, such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and other prominent individuals, such as former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile.
Iran is making statements about nuclear bombs because of President Joe Biden’s recent Middle-Eastern trip, during which he visited Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.
When giving joint remarks with the prime minister, Biden vowed not to allow the terrorist state to obtain nuclear weapons. In an interview with the Israeli press, he said if necessary, the US would use force to stop Iran.
Long-running tensions between the US and Iran were exacerbated when a treaty fell apart under former President Donald Trump. Biden has tried to revive it but failed to do so.
The White House reached a tentative deal in March with Tehran, but the country pushed for assurance the US would never back out again. Reuters reported that it’s impossible for Biden to make this promise, as it’s a “non-binding political understanding.”
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
The JCPOA originated in 2015. The US, UK, Russia, France, China, Germany, Iran, and the EU signed the agreement. It restricted Iran’s ability to build a nuclear program by removing sanctions in exchange for compliance. Iranian leaders agreed to oversight of their nuclear power program.
The JCPOA was intended to help maintain peaceful relations between the rogue nation and its neighbors, especially Israel. But the US withdrew during the Trump administration in 2018, as Trump believed it was a flawed agreement.
The former president said the deal didn’t address the ballistic missile program and lamented how many sanctions had expiration dates. Iranian leaders were unhappy when other parties to the treaty allowed the US to leave and reinstate sanctions.
Still, Iran has also broken the terms of the agreement since the US pulled out. It has refused to allow investigators to watch over its facilities and has continued to enrich uranium to greater levels. Leaders claim that if the US rejoins the pact and removes sanctions, Iran will stop breaking the terms of the agreement.
Are the sanctions and threats of building an atomic weapon just attempts by Tehran to get US attention and force Biden’s hand to enter into an agreement on their terms?
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