Giuliani Correct: US fears new ‘biggest enemy’ Iran

‘This country is WORSE than North Korea’ Rudy Giuliani says US fears new ‘biggest enemy’

By Rachel O’Donoghue / Published 16th July 2017

U.S. against ‘evil’ regime in Iran says ex-New York mayor

Rudy Giuliani, the ex-Mayor of New York, warned Iran is the country’s biggest fear right now.

Speaking after a conference in Paris earlier this month, he said the nation poses a greater threat than both Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin.

Mr Giuliani was attending a rally in Paris organised by the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), which is the largest and most active opposition movement to the regime.

The Paris-based group supports a totally secular political system in the hardline Islamic country.

Mr Giuliani said: “Iran is our biggest enemy, Iran is our fiercest enemy. It is the greatest danger to freedom in the world.

“Our long term danger is Iran.

Iran [is] a bigger threat than North Korea, it is expanding into an empire. North Korea is contained.

They have more technological capability and they have what is truly an insane regime.

“In North Korea, we’re not sure about Kim Jong-un and we do have the hope that China can contain him.”

Iran is our biggest enemy, Iran is our fiercest enemy. It is the greatest danger to freedom in the world” Rudy Giuliani

Tensions between the US and North Korea are at an all time high.

The secretive state has repeatedly threatened to blast the US with nuclear weapons, with supreme leader Kim even saying it would be a “piece of cake” to drop a nuke on the country.

But Mr Giuliani, who was Mayor of New York at the time of the September 11 terror attacks, warned the Iranian regime’s downfall can’t be brought about via military action.

He said it would happen through a civilian revolution within the Middle Eastern superpower, which the United States can only help bring about through economic sanctions.

“The [regime change] needs to happen from within. How did the regime change in the Soviet Union or Poland or in the Czech Republic? No army came in.

“The people finally rose up and they were just too much for the military to contain,” he explained.

His comments come as the PMOI again accused the international community of ignoring the global threat posed by Iran.

Last year, Europe and the United States, under President Barack Obama, lifted sanctions – including oil and financial penalties – placed on the country over its expanding nuclear programme.

They also unfroze approximately $100billion of its assets after inspectors said crucial parts of its nuclear capabilities had been dismantled – something the PMOI claims is a lie.

Urging the reintroduction of sanctions, Mr Giuliani said the US has the power to tighten the noose around the regime.

He said that because three-quarters of substantial global trade is done via American banks, Iran could be squeezed financially to such an extent it would spark major unrest in the country.

Iran Continues to Defy the World (Daniel 8:4)

640x392_81016_195499NEWS : NUCLEAR

Published: 11 July 2017
By INU Staff

INU – The Iranian Regime is still attempting to obtain illicit nuclear technology, in direct defiance of the 2015 deal between six world powers and Iran, according to German intelligence agencies.

The Hamburg intelligence agency’s report read: “There is no evidence of a complete about-face in Iran’s atomic policies in 2016… Iran sought missile carrier technology necessary for its rocket program.”

The nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was supposed to stop Iran from continuing development of its nuclear weapons programme for at least a decade in exchange for sanctions relief.

It was signed by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China), Germany, and the European Union.

The report also revealed that three German citizens have been charged with violating export bans by sending 51 special valves to Iran. These parts could be used in Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor, to develop plutonium for nuclear weapons.

This reactor was supposed to have been shut down as a condition of the nuclear deal but has not been.

Their report documented 49 instances of the Iranian regime engaging in illegal procurement of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist activities, like cyber warfare, spying, and providing financial and military support for the terrorist group, Hezbollah.

A report from the Baden-Württemberg intelligence agency, read: “Regardless of the number of national and international sanctions and embargoes, countries like Iran, Pakistan and North Korea are making efforts to optimise corresponding technology.”

It continued: “[Iran sought] products and scientific know-how for the field of developing weapons of mass destruction as well missile technology.

The Iranian Regime had even been used a Chinese front company in order to buy technology that would aid Iran’s development of ballistic missiles, but thankfully they were caught.A report from the Rhineland-Palatinate intelligence agency, said: “[In 2016,] German companies located in Rhineland-Palatinate were contacted for illegal procurement attempts by [Pakistan, North Korea and Iran]. The procurement attempts involved goods that were subject to authorization and approval on account of legal export restrictions and UN embargoes. These goods, for example, could be used for a state’s nuclear and missile programs.”

These reports are consistent with those issued by German intelligence agencies in previous years.In 2015, during the nuclear deal talks, German intelligence agencies found that Iran was evading existing sanctions on obtaining both nuclear and ballistic missile technology. While in 2016, they reported that Iran was actively seeking chemical and biological weapons capabilities in Germany.

Iran’s Hegemony in Syria 

Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS targets in Syria

Dwayne Harmon24 June 2017, 10:39 Newburgh Gazette

“If the regime continues attacking our positions in Raqqa province, we will be forced to retaliate”, SDF spokesman Talal Silo said.

The US military has repeatedly warned forces fighting on Assad’s side to stay away from a “deconfliction zone”, agreed with Russian Federation, near a garrison used by US Special Forces and US-backed armed groups around Al-Tanf.

Syrian Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman said Iran’s missile strikes against ISIS positions in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor have sent a strong message to the government of Donald Trump to drop any potential plan for launching an attack on Iran or mounting a campaign to isolate the Islamic Republic on the global arena.

It came in response to the terrorist attack in Tehran earlier this month that was claimed by Daesh.

Iran has called in the Swiss charge d’affaires, who looks after USA interests, to protest against comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson backing “peaceful transition” in the Islamic republic.

Tensions between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have escalated in recent weeks after the Saudis and their Gulf partners cut ties to Qatar, citing, in part, its association to Iran and Tehran’s alleged link to terrorism.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the attack in a Twitter post on Monday.

Syrian state television, quoting army sources, said they had resumed the offensive, which took place as USA and Russian officials were holding another round of secret talks on creating a “de-escalation zone” in southwestern Syria that would include Daraa.

The Pentagon said a US F-15 aircraft, flying over Syrian territory, fired on the drone after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces.

While the US military’s shootdown of a Syrian jet on Sunday was a rarity in modern warfare, the first in 18 years, it was not an isolated incident. Led by the IRGC, about 10,000 Iranian combat troops are in Syria fighting alongside thousands of fighters from Hezbollah, Lebanon’s Tehran-affiliated Shi’ite militia, and assorted Shi’ite militias.

Russian Federation reacted angrily to the USA shootdown of the Syrian jet, which the Pentagon said was dropping bombs near the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a mixed Kurdish-Arab militia fighting Islamic State.

Israel’s military Chief of Staff is disputing Iranian claims of successfully launching missiles at militants in Syria.

The operation “targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria”.

The coalition’s presence in Tanf, on the Damascus-Baghdad highway, was meant to stop Iranian-backed groups from opening an overland route between Iraq and Syria, intelligence sources have said. After the drone was shot down on Tuesday, Russians made an announcement that the United States coalition warplanes will be tracked and targeted flying west to the river Euphrates.

Still, analysts caution that Tehran’s rhetoric may be more for domestic consumption.

“The military and our security forces are constantly monitoring the activity of Iran in the region”, Netanyahu said, according to a statement released by the Likud.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition, is planning a conference in Washington to provide information about Iran’s missile program which is advancing at a rapid pace.

Iran Nuclear at a Moment’s Notice

Has Iran laid the groundwork to develop nuclear weapons on a moment’s notice?

BY JACK CARAVELLI AND SEBASTIAN MAIER, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS

Hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough at its signing in July 2015, Iran’s nuclear agreement with leading members of the international community—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—has achieved some notable short-term successes, many in Iran’s favor. Most, not all, of Iran’s nuclear activities are either frozen or highly circumscribed. In exchange, Iran is reaping the benefit of receipt of billions of dollars in previously frozen assets as well as a return to international commerce where Europe and China, among others, are seeking to invigorate trade and investment with the theocratic regime. This will be a boon for Iran’s chronically mismanaged and struggling economy.

The bad news is that it is misleading to conclude that Iran’s nuclear ambitions have been shuttered or that those ambitions will no longer pose a threat to the security and stability of the Middle East or beyond. This is because the agreement has finite limits, ranging from 10 years to 15 years depending on the issue.

For the time being, Iran has incentives to abide by the agreement’s terms, beginning with its financial windfall and reintegration into the international community. None of that has lessened Iran’s fervor for supporting terrorism or the murderous regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Moreover, even now there are signs Iran in the long-term has no plans to abandon its nuclear program—and all that implies for the possible development of nuclear weapons.
A recent report from the highly credible Institute for Science and International Security takes note of a statement from Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. According to the Institute report and quoting Salehi, Iran “has the capability to initiate mass production of advanced centrifuges on short notice.” Centrifuges are the machinery that enriches uranium and creates the fissile material needed to make a nuclear weapon.

While Iran may make the specious claim it has the right to do so in coming years, on practical grounds there should be no reason for Iran to devote resources to this activity if it does not intend, as it so claims, to pursue a nuclear weapons capability. Mass production of advanced centrifuges, if carried out, would give Iran a decided advantage if it wanted to shorten a rush to a nuclear weapon.

Similarly, Iran continues to develop its ballistic missile program, an element of its defense regime that was left unhindered in the nuclear negotiations except for the fact that existing United Nations sanctions on the missile program are to be lifted in about six years.

The capability to deliver nuclear weapons to targets is all important; Iran recognizes this requirement and makes no secret of its commitment to maintaining and advancing its program. At present, Iran has ballistic missiles capable of attacking targets throughout the Middle East and probably beyond.

In addition, Iran also continues to defy repeated international requests to come clean on suspect activities at the Parchin military facility where suspicions for years have been high that Iran carried out high explosives testing that can only be useful in developing a nuclear weapon.

Much of the international community would be pleased to see these and related questions not resurface but they are inconvenient truths that if left unaddressed may well lead to a future crisis.

The mechanism to take up these issues is the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. Most nations around the globe are IAEA members and they merit a clear understanding of Iran’s activities, in no small measure to convince them that the international community can deal with Iran successfully and that Iranian actions can be monitored credibly.

That conclusion cannot be reached with credibility until much more is known about the pace and scope of Iran’s nuclear and missile activities. Until those questions are resolved it is fair to conclude that Iran’s actions since the signing of the JCPOA are troubling and raise new suspicions.

Jack Caravelli served on the White House National Security Council staff from 1999-2000. Sebastian Maier is an associate with the London-based corporate intelligence firm GMTL.

The views expressed by contributors are their own and are not the views of The Hill.

Iran’s Nuclear Program Continues to Grow

 

By INU Staff

INU – A new report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran revealed that Iran’s missile program has accelerated since the signing of the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), between Tehran and world powers in 2015.

In a press conference on Tuesday, held at the NCRI’s Washington office, the scope of Iran’s missile program was made public, and is much more extensive than was previously imagined.

According to the report, the Revolutionary Guards, who are in charge of Iran’s ballistic missile program, have been carrying out operations at 42 locations, of which 12 were previously unknown.

The report alleges that one of the missile complexes is tied to SPND, the organization in charge of building nuclear bombs.

The information was obtained by the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who first revealed Iran’s illicit nuclear program, disclosed the NCRI.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI’s U.S. office, said in an interview with Fox News, “The findings show the first full picture of the missile program of the Iranian regime, which is very extensive and costly. It also shows a close tie between the nuclear weapons program and the missile program.”

Jafarzadeh continued,”Tehran has accelerated its missile program to make up for its domestic impotence and increasing regional isolation. The missile program of the regime is essential for its survival. Unfortunately the missile program of the Iranian regime has remained primarily unchecked.”

The nuclear accord failed to address a range of threats posed by the Iranian regime, including its involvement in other countries of the region, its ballistic missile program, and its human rights record.

The Obama administration, whose negotiations led to the deal, believed that the incentives provided by the JCPOA would curb Iran’s ambitions. Instead, Iran took advantage of the previous administration’s appeasement policy and hands-off approach to pursue its agendas, including several ballistic missile tests and launches since signing the JCPOA.

Recent developments, like last week’s passage in the U.S. Senate of a bill that, if approved by the House and signed by President Trump, will enforce new sanctions against the Iranian regime for its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for terrorism, and human rights violations.

The recent summit in Riyadh, where leaders of major Arab nations highlighted the menace of Iran’s ballistic missile program, and committed to confront Tehran’s subversive and destructive activities inside their countries, bodes ill for the Iranian regime.

The Iranian people deeply oppose the regime’s nuclear and missile program and its interference in the region, stated the NCRI representatives, and they called for the enactment of further sanctions against the Iranian regime’s missile program and all entities that are affiliated to it. Additionally they called for the expulsion of Iran’s forces and proxies from Syria and Iraq, and for the terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards.

Iran’s Hegemony n Syria

Iran’s Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards

Reuters

FILE PHOTO - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran Thomson Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered weekend missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, Revolutionary Guards said, contradicting a previous report that they were authorised by the country’s security council.

The Guards fired six mid-range surface to surface missiles from western Iran into Syria’s Deir al Zour province on Sunday night, the first attack of its kind carried out by the Islamic Republic in years.

The Guards statement, published on Wednesday by Sepah News, ran counter to a statement by President Hassan Rouhani who said earlier that the strikes were authorised by the Supreme National Security Council, which includes the heads of the three branches of government as well as the head of the Guards and other ministers.

Senior Guard commanders said on Monday that the missile strikes were intended to send a message to “terrorists” who carried out attacks in Tehran two weeks ago as well as their regional and international supporters, a reference to Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Khamenei’s personal directive for the missile strikes, as reported by the Guards, highlighted their symbolic importance.

The complex attacks in Tehran included shootings and at least one suicide bombing at the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, south of the capital. Eighteen people were killed.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for these attacks but senior Iranian officials pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic’s biggest regional rival.

Tensions between mostly Shi’ite Iran and Saudi Arabia, which is predominantly Sunni, have ramped up in recent months as both countries compete for power and influence across the region. The two countries support opposite sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

Field operatives from the Quds Force, the branch of the Guards responsible for operations outside Iran’s borders, gathered intelligence on the targets inside Syria before the strike, the Guards’ statement said.

More than 170 “terrorists” including some commanders were killed in the missile strike, their statement said. Reuters could not independently verify the claim.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

Iran Continues to Develop Nuclear Missiles 

http://cyberwarzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/missile-iran.jpgIran Regime’s Continuing Missile Development Revealed by MEK

News : Iranian opposition

Published: 21 June 2017
By INU Staff

INU – In a press conference on Tuesday at its Washington DC office, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) presented new information gathered by MEK about missile development and testing in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Officials of the NCRI reported that Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, ordered the acceleration of missile expansion from relevant institutions after the nuclear agreement went into effect last year, in January.

Iranian ballistic missile testing has caused an ongoing dispute among those who are attempting to keep the nuclear deal enforced. These tests are alleged to be in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions that call on the Islamic Republic to avoid work on weapons that are nuclear capable. However, several tests of such missiles have taken place since negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 concluded in July 2015.

According to the NCRI, statements that seem to underscore the defiant policies, attributed to Khamenei, accompany these tests.

Although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is described as a ‘moderate’ by Western media, he has stated that the ballistic missile program will continue to grow because “the Iranian nation has decided to be powerful.”

At the press conference, the NCRI stated that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force has been given the task of executing Khamenei’s mandate for accelerated missile work. Members of the IRGC have gone so far as to paint the words “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew on two of the pre-test missiles.

Intelligence gathered from sources inside of Iran by the NCRI’s main constituent group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), has identified 42 centers for the development, manufacture, and testing of missiles by the IRGC. It also found that one of these centers, located in Semnan Province, was actively collaborating with the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (Persian abbreviation: SPND), previously identified as the institution in charge of nuclear weapons-related work in the Islamic Republic.

The existence of SPND was revealed by the NCRI in 2011, three years before the United States placed the institution on its sanctions list. SPND’s involvement in ongoing weapons development casts doubt in regards to Tehran’s commitment to the nuclear agreement.

These new revelations from the NCRI come while the US Congress and President Donald Trump are reviewing policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Trump administration’s response to a ballistic missile test that occurred early in Trump’s presidency, was to issue a statement putting Tehran “on notice”.. Following that occurrence, the White House imposed new sanctions on entities with alleged ties to the Iranian ballistic missile program. The American legislature has done so as well, and has moved to extend terrorism-related sanctions to the entirety of the IRGC.

In a move that met with praise from the NCRI and other opponents of the Iranian regime, President Trump ordered the State Department to review the possibility of designating the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. During Tuesday’s press conference, NCRI officials also called for the expulsion of IRGC forces and proxies from Syria and Iraq, and stressed the value of unrelenting sanctions.

Iran’s Nuclear Program Continues (Daniel 8)

Despite nuclear deal, Iran’s ballistic missile program continues unabated

by Amir Basiri, contributor | Jun 21, 2017, 2:08 PM

Iran’s missile program has accelerated since the signing of the nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers in 2015, a new report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran revealed.

According to NCRI’s findings, which were made public at a press conference held at the council’s Washington office on Tuesday, the scope of Iran’s missile program is much more extensive than was previously thought.

The report indicates that the Revolutionary Guards, which is in charge of Iran’s ballistic missile program, has been carrying out operations at 42 locations, 12 of which were previously unknown. One of the reported missile complexes is tied to SPND, the organization in charge of pursuing the building of nuclear bombs.

The information disclosed by the NCRI were obtained by the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the group that first revealed Iran’s illicit nuclear program.

In an interview with Fox News, Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI’s U.S. office, said, “The findings show the first full picture of the missile program of the Iranian regime, which is very extensive and costly. It also shows a close tie between the nuclear weapons program and the missile program.”

This latest report comes against the backdrop of the Iranian regime facing setbacks at home, in the region and across the world.

“Tehran has accelerated its missile program to make up for its domestic impotence and increasing regional isolation,” Jafarzadeh said. “The missile program of the regime is essential for its survival. Unfortunately the missile program of the Iranian regime has remained primarily unchecked.”

The nuclear accord, also known as the JCPOA, failed to address a range of threats posed by the Iranian regime, including its terrorist meddling in countries of the region, its ballistic missile program and its abysmal human rights record.

The Obama administration, which spearheaded the negotiations that led to the hammering of the deal, believed the incentives provided by the JCPOA would dampen Iran’s evil ambitions. Tuesday’s revelations proved once again how wrong-placed those hopes were.

Iran has largely taken advantage of the appeasement policy and hands-off approach adopted by the previous administration to pursue its illicit agendas, marked by several ballistic missile tests and launches since signing the JCPOA.

Recent developments, however, show that the tide is shifting against the Iranian regime.

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that, if approved by the House and signed by President Trump, will slap new sanctions against the Iranian regime for its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for terrorism, and human rights violations.

Also, at a recent summit in Riyadh, leaders of major Arab nations underlined the dangerous nature of Iran’s ballistic missile program and expressed their commitment to confront Tehran’s subversive and destructive activities inside their countries.

The NCRI representatives reiterated that the Iranian people deeply oppose the regime’s nuclear and missile program and its interference in the region, and called for the enactment of further sanctions against the Iranian regime’s missile program and all entities that are affiliated to it. They also called for the expulsion of Iran’s forces and proxies from Syria and Iraq, and the terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards, a measure that will be crucial to curbing Iran’s nefarious deeds in the region.

Amir Basiri (@amir_bas) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog. He is an Iranian human rights activist.

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US Imposes Sanctions on Iran

Senate passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, delivering a speech during a meeting in Tehran, Sept. 9, 2015. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/AP Images)

(JTA) — The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran.

The measure adding sanctions on Iran due to its ballistic missile program, support for terrorism and human rights breaches passed Thursday in a 98-2 vote. It complies with the Iran nuclear agreement reached in 2015, which put restrictions on the country’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced the bill, which now must pass in the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump before being enacted. Only Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., voted against it.

A day earlier, the Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the bill that would expand sanctions against Russia, CBS News reported.

The American Jewish Committee praised the bill’s passage.

“In the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal, AJC has continued to raise concerns about Iran’s threatening behavior with our own and other governments,” Jason Isaacson, the group’s associate executive director for policy, said in a statement.

“Iran’s ballistic missile program, the regime’s support for international terrorism, and its blatant and egregious human rights violations should not be ignored. This bill demonstrates to the Iranian regime that they will not be tolerated.”

Christians United for Israel also lauded the measure, calling it a “good first step.”

“While the Iran nuclear agreement was sold to the American people with the promise that Tehran would moderate its behavior, the Islamic Republic continues to work to consolidate power and export bloodshed,” CUFI said in a statement. “Iran’s support for terror, ballistic missile program and human rights record demand U.S. action.”

Iran Is Already Nuclear (Daniel 8:3)

Iran Closer to Nuclear Weapons

Iran Focus

London, 6 Jun – The Iranian Regime is increasing its nuclear capabilities and stockpiling nuclear supplies in what seems to be the race to developing a nuclear missile.

According to the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Iranian Regime is coming dangerously close to going over its threshold for heavy water, a chemical used in the production of nuclear weapons.

Statements from Iranian officials have also indicated that the Regime intends to defy some integral parts of the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia). They are currently banned from working on nuclear weapons until after 2027.

The head of Iran’s nuclear program, Ali Akbar Salehi, announced that they could mass-produce advanced nuclear centrifuges, which would enrich uranium at a faster rate, which would increase the amount of nuclear material available to make weapons without being detected by the international community. According to the Institute for Science and International Security, this “would greatly expand Iran’s ability to sneak out or breakout to nuclear weapons capability.”

Under the terms of the nuclear deal, Iran is only allowed one advanced IR-8 centrifuge, but they have more than six, which the Institute for Science and International Security labelled “excessive and inconsistent with the [accord]” and “lay the basis for mass production”.

The report continued: “Iran could have already stockpiled many advanced centrifuge components, associated raw materials, and the equipment necessary to operate a large number of advanced centrifuges. The United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) need to determine the status of Iran’s centrifuge manufacturing capabilities, including the number of key centrifuge parts Iran has made and the amount of centrifuge equipment it has procured.”

These reports have caused many to call on the White House to increase its enforcement of the nuclear deal and pressure the IAEA to make further inspections to determine how many centrifuge parts Iran currently has and how many they’re working on.

A State Department official told the Washington Free Beacon that the Iranian Regime’s work on centrifuges remained “limited” under the nuclear deal, which is unsurprising given that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress that Iran was in compliance with the deal in April.

In their report, the IAEA explains that it needs greater access to Iran’s nuclear sites in order to fully explain its compliance with the deal.

In April, the Iranian Resistance Forces revealed that the Iranian Regime had re-started its illegal nuclear weapons programme at a secret site, not accessible by the IAEA.

The Iranian Resistance Forces revealed Iran’s nuclear programme way back in 2002 and the Regime’s terrorist training camps in February.

The Iranian Resistance Forces revealed Iran’s nuclear programme way back in 2002 and the Regime’s terrorist training camps in February.