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Now…back to our current topic:
As World Concentrates on Covid … Iran Expands Nuclear Development
In the end, Iran could prove more dangerous for the world than Covid-19.
The world has been very busy: Covid-19; economic impact; Brexit; Donald Trump; immigration; regional wars; terrorism; ethnic cleansing; refugees; migrants; poverty, the environment; human rights; Black Lives Matter; Meng Wenzhou and the two Michaels; and, of course, the NHL playoffs; and the Vancouver Park Board’s discrimination against handicapped and the elderly.
No doubt these issues … and others as well … have taken up a lot of people’s time and focus in recent months.
And while we’ve all been at that, Iran has been busy as well.
The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), last week expressed “serious concern” that Iran has been blocking inspections at TWO of its nuclear development sites.
And there’s more.
” Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is now almost eight times the limit fixed in the accord, according to an IAEA assessment published earlier this month,” Agence France Press has reported.
EIGHT TIMES OVER the allowed limit in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, signed in 2015 by Iran, Germany, France, Britain, China, Russia and the United States that allows Iran to keep a stockpile of 202.8 kilograms (447 pounds).
It now has EIGHT TIMES that … capable of further enrichment!
Of course, we know that the US, after Trump was elected, withdrew from the accord in 2018 … a move many around the world criticized and condemned.
However, the other five countries and Iran vowed to maintain and keep the JCPOA in force: and Iran continued to receive benefits and avoided sanctions from those nations.
And yet … now we know: Iran has openly VIOLATED the agreement it said it is still following … HUGELY expanding its nuclear stockpile and BLOCKING access to UN inspectors to two nuclear sites.
” The IAEA reported that Iran has also been continuing to enrich uranium to a purity of 4.5 percent, higher than the 3.67 percent allowed under the JCPOA. It is also above the pact’s limitations on heavy water,” the publication Defense News has now reported.
At least Trump and the US publicly withdrew from the accord; surely it’s worse for Iran to say it is still “in”, but then violate such key provisions, without any consequences.
Where are those five other nations that promised the world (and especially Israel) that it would ACT IMMEDIATELY if Iran violated the treaty in any way?
Why are they doing NOTHING to enforce the JCPOA? To force Iran back into compliance? To impose the sanctions it promised if Iran failed to keep its word?
They’ve done NOTHING concrete.
Visions of the 1930s all over again!
Once more, major European nations are doing nothing as a real threat to world steps up its violations of a signed agreement, continues its bellicose rhetoric and hate speech against the Jews and increases its armed support/expansion for brutal, murderous dictatorships and terrorists in Syria, southern Lebanon and Gaza.
The signatories to the accord are letting the entire planet down by letting Iran get away with its increasing aggression … and now even nuclear agreement violations.
Surely, they can’t believe that the US and/or Israel will let this go on much longer before acting to “take out” the growing Iranian nuclear threat!!
The danger to the world of Iran’s program to push ahead with its nuclear ambitions, while the world is engrossed in other key issues, could end up costing more lives than Covid!
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