Today is the day that Iran begins implementing the interim nuclear deal. Some say it’s historic. Others say it’s disastrous. What is absolutely certain is that the sanctions against Iran are to be lifted, boosting their economy. In this video, it is reported that UN inspectors will daily visit two of Iran’s nuclear sites, which sounds great, but what about the other three nuclear sites? Also, who is looking at another three nuclear research sites? For a comprehensive history on Iran’s nuclear program see here.
Iran agreeing to stop enriching uranium past 5% and, according to this article, Iran has “also agreed to convert half of its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium to oxide and dilute the remaining half to 5% over a period of six months” which sounds wonderful, but people are forgetting that this is an interim agreement, not a lasting, permanent one. This temporary agreement exchanges a strong Iranian economy that, maybe at a later date can continue it’s nuclear program without western influence because of this new stronger economy. Anyhow, in this article, under the agreement, “Iran may continue to enrich uranium and does not need to dismantle any centrifuges or its plutonium reactor”. I would say that is the elephant in the room that people really should be focusing on. Even more of a concern is the fact that, no matter what may happen from this moment on, Iran is now a full-fledged legitimate nuclear power. This changes much in the Middle East, and the world. The implications are far reaching and unknown.
If the above information doesn’t make you pause and question the decision by the P5+1 to make a deal with Iran then consider their leader with me for a moment. Hassan Rouhani (also spelled Rowhani) has been called a moderate Islamic president, but his history and role in Iran’s nuclear development, as well as his involvement in past terrorist activities would say otherwise. As Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 – 2005 he was quoted as saying, “If one day we are able to complete the (nuclear) fuel cycle and the world sees that it has no choice, that we do possess the technology, then the situation will be different.” Today, my friends, is that day. He was also quoted describing how he has proceeded with caution regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions so as not to arouse suspicion and anger in the west, and the rest of the world:
“If we decide to start enrichment in the face of opposition by the West, we must find the best time and the most favorable conditions, and if we decide to work with the West, we must utilize all our capabilities and everything that is in our power to achieve our objectives. We should not rush into this. We must move very carefully, in a very calculated manner.”
Does this sound moderate to you? In case you think he may have been misquoted here is a video where he says the exact same thing.
The bottom line is that the world has stood by on many of the milestones in Iran’s nuclear development, yet repeating over and over again they must be stopped at each new stage, yet no-one made a decisive move to truly stop them. Why is this?? Now this deal is giving them everything they have ever dreamt of. How far will it go before the world steps in? I thought that the world was done with pacifying those with extreme idealogical views? I am certain Israel, having suffered more indignity, more horror, and more alienation is not happy with the way things have been going. No wonder Netanyahu forcefully declared they will stand alone.
Now, I didn’t want to begin with how he obviously hates Israel and has actually called for their destruction because that would instantly make everyone defensive, especially during the “Peace Process”, but the evidence is there. It should be considered, very carefully and very seriously.