(RoyalPatriot.com )- On Wednesday, outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the Islamofascist regime now has the ability to achieve the 90 percent uranium enrichment level necessary to develop nuclear weapons. Though, Rouhani claims that the Iranians are still working to renegotiate Obama’s 2015 nuclear deal.
Rouhani, who will be leaving office in August when Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi assumes the presidency, also criticized top Iranian officials whom he claims are not allowing his government to reinstate the Obama-era deal which President Trump withdrew from in 2018. Rouhani claims that these officials squandered the opportunity to reach an agreement which he deeply regrets.
In addition to leaving the nuclear deal, the Trump administration also re-imposed economic sanctions on Iran which prompted Tehran to raise its uranium enrichment levels while vowing to continuing enriching uranium until the sanctions were lifted.
With Biden’s inauguration, the US has reentered talks with Iran and lifted some sanctions against the terror-sponsoring state. But even with negotiations again underway, the incoming president is likely to make them complicated.
The hardline incoming President Raisi has already indicated that Iran’s ballistic missile program is off the table. Raisi is under US sanctions for his alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings of Iranian political prisons. He said last month that he has no plans to meet with President Biden, demanding that all US sanctions must be lifted before any new agreement on the nuclear deal can be reached.
Iran notified the International Atomic Energy Agency last week that it planned to produce uranium metal enriched up to 20 percent purity for reactor fuel. Calling the move a provocation, State Department Spokesman Ned Price told reporters that doing so would breach Iran’s commitment under the 2015 nuclear deal.
It was reported on Tuesday that the Justice Department has charged four Iranian nationals on conspiracy charges related to a foiled a plot by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry to kidnap an Iranian-American journalist and activist.
That same day, the State Department informed Congress that it would waive sanctions on Iran’s illicit oil trade so that the country can access frozen funds from South Korea and Japan.
Why would Iran act in good faith with an Administration that continues to bend to its will even when its spies are conducting rendition operations against an American citizen on US soil?