Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, September 4, 2019. (Handout via Reuters)
Did Iran ever really stop operating their centrifuges? And the producing of weapons grade plutonium to make nuclear weapons? Which they were doing. Since there was no real verification of compliance with a so-called “nuclear deal” only Barack Hussein Obama signed and no one from Iran signed. A minoir detail of omission not reported by any U.S. media at the time. A “deal” not put before Congress and done on his own, signed only by him and U.S. officials at the time. Such is “no deal” at all I would say. As it takes two to tango, it also takes two to agree to, sign and implement any kind of treaty or “deal” does it not? Or am I the one confused and missing something?
ACP — A Crooked Path
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Iran to Restart Centrifuges in Latest Move Away from Nuclear Deal
Reprinted from: National Review
In a new breach of the nuclear deal abandoned by the U.S. a year ago, Iran announced Tuesday that the country will resume operation of more than 1,000 previously empty centrifuges.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani announced on state television that Tehran will inject uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges at Iran’s nuclear facility in Fordow. He did not expand on whether Iran would begin enriching uranium, a step further towards building a nuclear weapon.
“Resistance lays the ground for negotiation, and negotiation takes advantage of resistance,” Rouhani said in his announcement.
“We are aware of their sensitiveness toward the Fordo facility and those centrifuges,” the Iranian president said. “At the same time, we cannot tolerate unilateral fulfillment of our commitments and no commitment from their side.”
A day earlier, on the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran said it has doubled the number of advanced centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant and is planning on installing more.
President Trump pulled out of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran in May of last year.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action provided Tehran billions of dollars in relief from sanctions in exchange for a promise to curb its nuclear program. Since then, tensions have flared between the U.S. and Iran, escalating to a particularly high level in April, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced an end to the exemptions from U.S. sanctions on purchases of Iranian oil and gas that eight countries had been granted.