Report by PMOI/MEK
June 1, 2019 - According to the latest report by the UN body overseeing Iran’s nuclear activities, Iran may have cheated on a key part of 2015 nuclear deal with the P5+1.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, a watchdog organization overseeing Iran’s nuclear activities issued a report on Friday, obtained by the Associated Press and some other news outlets, saying that while Iran’s stockpile of highly enriched uranium is below the levels laid out in the 2015 agreement, Tehran is operating up to 33 advanced IR-6 centrifuges. Under the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran is allowed to only operate 30 such centrifuges, and that level can’t be used before 8 years into the agreement. IR-6 centrifuges are used to enrich uranium.
The UN report, according to the Washington Times, suggests that Iran is pushing the limits of the agreement to the breaking point. Technical discussions related to the IR-6 centrifuges are ongoing,” a portion of the report reads.
This major new development is surfaced as military tensions between Washington and Tehran escalate. This news was immediately seized by many US lawmakers saying it is further evidence that the clerical regime ruling Iran can’t and shouldn’t be trusted.
“Today’s report by the International Atomic Energy Agency confirms what I have long said: Iran is cheating on the catastrophic Obama Iran nuclear deal,” the Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said in a statement.
“In addition to secretly storing blueprints for nuclear weapons and refusing to turn over materials related to their nuclear weapons program, now they have pushed the envelope so far on centrifuges that the cheating can no longer be denied,” Senator Cruz added.
US president Donald Trump scrapped the Obama era nuclear deal with Iran and shortly after that started to reinstate a host of tough economic sanctions on Tehran regime. These sanctions, including oil sanction, which is the most painful for the regime, have been pushing the mullahs’ regime to the brink of bankruptcy.
The news of the Iran regime cheating comes as the US has increased its military presence in the region. In May, the US administration dispatched Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and its strike group in addition to the strategic B-1 bombers to the Middle East region to counter Iran’s malign activities. The US said the deployment was in response to credible intelligence that Iran is up to some nefarious activity against US forces and interest and also US allies in the region. And just as early as a few days ago, Mr. Trump ordered the deployment of additional 1500 US troops to the region.
It is worth mentioning that the Iranian opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, NCRI, has time and again revealed Iran regime’s deceptive campaigns and exposed Iran cheating the international community.
In 2002, the NCRI revealed two previously undisclosed facilities in Natanz and Arak. The former being a nuclear enrichment complex and the latter a heavy water reactor plant. Satellite images later confirmed the existence of these facilities.
The NCRI revelation triggered a series of inspections and negotiations between Iran and world powers. In 2003, the IAEA confirmed that the Iranian regime had failed to uphold its commitments under the NPT.
Under international pressure, Tehran agreed in late 2003 to allow snap IAEA inspections of its facilities under the Additional Protocol, suspend all enrichment-related activities and reiterate its commitment, reiterated in the newly signed 2004 Paris Agreement.