No Biden Regime Fresh Start with Iran
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On Friday, Biden regime press secretary Psaki said “(t)here’s no plan” to lift (illegal) sanctions on Iran or take other good faith steps.
No plans exist for direct negotiations with Iran, no intention to shift from confrontation to engaging in good faith diplomacy.
Ignoring US responsibility for wrecking the JCPOA nuclear deal, Psaki changed the subject with a bald-faced Big Lie, saying:
“Iran is a long way from compliance (sic).”
Iran fully complies with JCPOA provisions in stark contrast to flagrantly breaching them by the US, UK, France and Germany (E3 countries).
Once again, she raised the phony issue of “Iran…acquiring a nuclear weapon.”
Knowing no such threat exists, she ignored nuclear armed and dangerous Israel like always before by the US.
Last week, the London Guardian reported that the Netanyahu regime is “expand(ing) its Dimona nuclear facility in the Negev desert, where it has historically made the fissile material for its nuclear (bomb) arsenal.”
In the mid-1980s, Dimona nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu publicly revealed the existence of Israel’s nuclear weapons program.
Today its thermonukes can destroy large cities. In 2009, anti-nuclear activist John Steinbach published a paper on Israel’s nuclear weapons program, saying:
“With several hundred weapons and a robust delivery system, Israel has quietly supplanted Britain as the world’s fifth largest nuclear power, and now rivals France and China in terms of the size of its nuclear arsenal.”
Its secret program is likely further advanced, more robust and dangerous today — while continuing to maintain nuclear ambiguity, fooling one one.
Last week, Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stressed the following:
“We have heard many nice words and promises (from the US and E3), but in practice, they have not been honored and on the contrary, they have acted against those promises.”
“It is no use talking. It is no use giving promises. This time, only actions matter!”
“If we see actions on the part of the other side, we will take action too.”
“This time, the Islamic Republic will not be satisfied with hearing such and such words and promises.”
“Things will not be like the past.”
Even when positive actions are taken by the US and West, time and again they’re reversed.
Despite agreeing to the JCPOA and affirming it by Security Council Res. 2231, the US and E3 breached their obligations.
It’s clear proof that they can never be trusted no matter what they say or agree to.
Negotiations leading to agreements with the US-dominated West aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
And when Washington abandons international agreements, colonized Britain and EU countries follow suit, in compliance with their US boss.
There’s virtually no prospect that Biden will engage with Iran responsibly.
It’s virtually certain that he and hardliners around him will continue dirty business as usual — no lifting of illegal sanctions, no return to the JCPOA in its affirmed form, no good faith diplomacy — just empty rhetoric and hollow promises when made.
At the same time, the US falsely blames Iran for its own breaches of international law.
On Friday, Biden’s national security advisor Sullivan said Iran must “take the steps required to assure the world and to prove to the world that their program is for exclusively peaceful purposes (sic).”
It’s done this consistently. Its legitimate nuclear program has no military component, no evidence suggesting otherwise.
It’s more intensively monitored by IAEA inspectors than any other nations with nuclear power.
In sharp contrast, nuclear armed and dangerous USA and Israel won’t let IAEA inspectors near their bomb-making facilities.
Sullivan saying that the Biden regime “is prepared to come back into compliance with (JCPOA) terms if Iran is ready to come back into compliance” ignores Tehran’s fulfillment of its obligations while the US and E3 remain in breach of their own.
Defying reality, Sullivan falsely accused Iran of “refus(ing) to cooperate with the (IAEA) to ensure that nothing in Iran’s program is being used for weapons purposes.”
Obsessing over Iran’s legitimate nuclear program by inventing a bomb-making threat that doesn’t exist continues endlessly.
No matter what Tehran does to comply with its obligations, it’s never good enough.
It never will be as long as the Islamic Republic is free from US control.
That’s the core issue, the reason for US/Western hostility toward the country.
Claiming an Iranian nuclear threat is head fake deception. There is none.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei religiously banned development and production of nukes.
Yet the West ignores his fatwa that’s obeyed to the letter. Not a shred of evidence suggests otherwise.
A Final Comment
On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said the following:
Talks with the US and E3 will begin when they fulfill their JCPOA obligations.
They’ve been no actions by Biden to comply with Washington’s obligations, just broken promises.
So far, he’s continuing failed Trump regime maximum pressure.
Illegal US sanctions remain in place.
Iran responded to US maximum pressure with “maximum resistance.”
“Pressure never works with Iran, only respect.”
“The US is addicted to sanctions, bullying, and pressure. But it doesn’t work” and never will with Iran.
Unacceptable Trump regime policies followed by Biden assures continued “maximum failure.”
“Iran (did not) violat(e) (the) JCPOA. (It) implement(ed) remedial measures” as permitted under Articles 26 and 36.
After Trump’s lawless abandonment of the JCPOA in May 2018, the US and E3 breached virtually all their obligations mandated by its provisions.
Because of what happened and overall Western war on Iran by other means in cahoots with apartheid Israel, there’s virtually no chance of these countries engaging with Iran in compliance with their international law obligations.
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