Dominant Biden regime hardliners in charge of running things never had any intention of returning to JCPOA compliance as mandated by Security Council Res. 2231.
They’ll only accept what serves their interests in flagrant violation of the landmark agreement as unanimously adopted by Security Council members in October 2015, implemented in January 2016.
Since the agreement became effective, Iran fully complied with its provisions.
The Obama/Biden regime breached it straightaway by illegally imposing sanctions on Iran — its action one among many examples to show that hegemon USA can never be trusted to obey the rule of law or stick by what it agrees to.
It’s well-known that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful with no military component.
In May 2018, Trump abandoned the landmark agreement in deference to apartheid Israeli interests.
Far and away, the Biden regime is the main obstacle to reviving the JCPOA.
Involved in now concluded Vienna talks from behind the scenes, its obstructionism got them dragged out for nearly 16 months without resolution.
At this time, Iran is reviewing the Biden regime’s delayed response to to the EU’s most recent proposal for finalizing compliance by all JCPOA signatories.
At the same time, apartheid Israel continues going all-out to kill the agreement once and for all.
On Friday, Lapid regime war minister Gantz arrived in Washington with intent to do whatever it takes to accomplish this aim.
On Wednesday, Lapid said the following:
Draft JCPOA proposals do “not meet (Biden regime) standards to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear state (sic)” — knowing that Iran banned development of these weapons and wants them eliminated everywhere before they eliminate us.
Separately, Lapid said that if the JCPOA is revived, his regime “will act to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power” — ignoring that Israel is the region’s only nuclear armed and dangerous state with intent to use its WMD if deems it necessary to protect its security.
On Friday, Gantz unjustifiably justified what he called “the importance of maintaining and advancing operational capabilities for both defensive and offensive purposes in (the) face of Iran’s (legitimate) nuclear program as well as its (nonexistent) aggression (sic),” adding:
“This is regardless of the discussion surrounding the (JCPOA) agreement.”
A same-day Biden regime statement said the following:
It’s “commit(ted) to ensure (that) Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon, and (intents) to counter (nonexistent) threats from Iran and Iran-based proxies (sic).”
At this time, Iran is reviewing the Biden regime’s response.
A statement by its national security council dubiously claimed that various issues remain unresolved.
According to Bloomberg News on Friday, “hurdles to an accord remain.”
They include unrestricted (pro-Western) IAEA access to wherever its inspectors wish to go and economic guarantees — the latter referring to unimpeded Iranian sales of oil, gas and other exports to world markets, what no international law restricts.
Even if the Biden regime says it’ll return to JCPOA compliance, its intention most surely won’t be in accordance with the letter and spirit of SC Res. 2231.
Of most importance like their predecessors, the Biden and future US regimes surely reserve the right to breach whatever they agree to at their discretion.
For the JCPOA, most likely it’ll by imposing more illegal sanctions on Iran, what hegemon USA did countless times before for invented reasons.
Whatever the empire of lies agrees on is subject to breaching or abandonment at its discretion.
History not only rhymes as Mark Twain observed long ago, it also repeats.
Time and again, hegemon USA abandoned agreements and what’s mandated by international law — always for invented reasons because legitimate ones never existed.
Separately, NourNews.ir believes that “the (Biden regime’s) structural weakness and shaky will (is) the main reason for prolonged negotiation and numerous interruptions,” adding:
“(T)he destructive effects of this defect continue to cast a shadow on the atmosphere of sanctions lifting negotiations…”
Further, “the White House is unable to manage the domestic and foreign political environment to make the final decision.”
On Thursday, ahead of Gantz’s arrival in Washington the following day, Press TV reported the following:
“The White House is said to have rejected a request by Israeli prime minister Yair Lapid for an emergency phone call with President Joe Biden regarding the 2015 Iran deal in an apparent last-minute push by the regime to derail the talks on a revival of the multilateral agreement.”
Like Netanyahu, Lapid and Israeli hardliners around him launched an Iranophobic blitzkrieg to prevent revival of the JCPOA.
Sounding like Trump, Lapid called it “a bad deal (sic),” adding:
“The terrible deal with Iran (sic)…casts a heavy shadow on our security and our future (sic).”
On all things Iran, left unexplained is that its ruling authorities never preemptively attacked another nation since creation of the Islamic Republic in 1979.
Nor does any evidence suggest an intention of the state to develop and produce nuclear weapons — or a delivery system for launching them.
Nations most hostile to Iran — notably the US and apartheid Israel — are nuclear armed and maintain stockpiles of chemical, biological and other banned weapons.
No evidence suggests that Iran ever used or maintains any weapons that are banned by international law.
The Islamic Republic complies with the rule of law and its international obligations — worlds apart how the US-dominated West and apartheid Israel operate.
A Final Comment
Last year, in response to Trump’s abandonment of the JCPOA and Biden regime obstructionism from behind the scenes, failing to reverse his action, Iran began enriching uranium to 60% fissile purity at its Natanz nuclear plant.
Bomb development requires 90% purity, way above the level of Iran’s enrichment.
If the Biden regime and its E3 vassals — Britain, France and Germany — return to JCPOA compliance, Iran said it’ll reduce the level of its enriched uranium to its level pre-May 2018 level.
Since adoption of the landmark agreement in October 2015, Iran’s actions from then to now complied with its JCPOA obligations.
Its Article 26 states that if the US (and/or other agreement signatories) impose new nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, it will constitute grounds (for its authorities) to cease performing its commitments under this JCPOA in whole or in part.”
The agreement’s Article 36 states that if actions by JCPOA signatories “constitute significant non- performance, then (Iran) could treat the unresolved issue(s) as grounds to cease performing its commitments under this JCPOA in whole or in part and/or notify the UN Security Council that it believes the issue(s) constitute significant non-performance.”
Time and again, Iran proved that its word is its bond — polar opposite how the US and its Western vassals operate.