It is a fact that in every country that has nuclear weapons, or plans to have them, the information about them is a deep, dark secret. It makes no difference whether they are good guys, or bad guys, information relating to nuclear weapons plans, manufacturing, and possession is usually not available. For example, 74 years after the first atomic bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, Japan, we still don’t know exactly how much U-235 uranium was contained in that bomb.
The years have gone by and, currently, our attention is concentrated on the nuclear weapon activities of rogue states like Iran and North Korea. With regard to the former, Iran, a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JPCOA) was formulated in the UN on 7/14/15, with a goal of preventing Iran from creating nuclear weapons for more than 10 years or, hopefully longer. JPCOA is frequently referred to as the “Iran Deal.” Shortly thereafter, on 7/20/15, UN Security Council Resolution 2231 was unanimously adopted, calling for Iran to refrain from taking any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic technology.
In the meantime Iran has used every subterfuge and technique to violate the intents of the above-mentioned caveats. That shouldn’t be a surprise – for the last 40 years, since 1979, they have a huge record of lying and deceit. Over and over they have proved themselves to be untrustworthy. Firstly, they agreed to allowing UN inspectors free access to “all” of their nuclear related properties and facilities; however, in reality they have allowed UN inspectors into Iran, but they have limited their access to only a portion of their nuclear activities; hence, the nature of many nuclear-related activities in Iran are unknown to the rest of the world.
Likewise. With regard to UN resolution 2231, Iran has hidden their ballistic missile program developments from the world until 12/1/18, when they announced the launch of a ballistic missile that was hitherto unknown, but would have been forbidden.
The bottom line is that we in America and the rest of the world really don’t know what’s going on in Iran with regard to the development and production of nuclear weapons and the means to transport them to targets.
On 5/8/18 President Trump took the US out of the “Iran Deal,” primarily because we really don’t know the true status of nuclear-related activities in Iran and their demonstrated untrustworthiness in the past. Also, the other five member states in the “Iran Deal” are undercutting and effectively weakening the sanctions that the US placed on Iran by doing lots of business with Iran, including providing them with equipment that will enhance their ability to produce weapon-grade uranium and further their bomb making capabilities. In my view Trump would have been a fool not to walk away from that mess.
On Feb. 1, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Islamic Republic’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced that Iran has plans to immediately start to produce 300 tons of uranium yellowcake per year, a precursor to weapon-grade U-235 uranium. Now, somebody, please tell me why President Trump should not have walked away from JCPOA? Oh, here’s the kicker – on 2/16/19 the Democratic National Committee adopted a motion that the US should rejoin the JPCOA. Dumb! Unbelievably dumb!
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