A thoughtless West has chosen to ignore Tehran’s actions and words about the bomb
Since the regime ruling Iran was caught in the act when the Iranian Resistance revealed its clandestine nuclear weapons program on August 14, 2002, the world had no excuse to turn a blind eye to the next global threat. pending. Even though the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) had first made such revelations in the early 1990s, it took another decade for the International Atomic Energy Agency to act.
Over the past three decades, a network of brave people inside Iran, even among the ranks of the regime or the most sensitive decision-making centers, have risked their lives to gather and supply the organized resistance group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MEK/ MEK) with intelligence that was essential in enabling the deadliest dictator in Iranian history and the largest state sponsor of global terrorism to acquire the deadliest weapons of mass destruction.
Through its offices in Europe and North America, the NCRI publicly shared the information with the world, though some parties in particular insisted on ignoring or even questioning the regime about the findings.
Unlike the decision-makers in Tehran, their counterparts with veto power in the United Nations Security Council did not seem to have the same determination. Since 2002, the regime has been dragging its feet and blocking negotiations, while the P5+1 has been constantly proposing new initiatives and goodwill gestures.
The NCRI also continued to warn the world of Tehran’s deception tactics. On September 10, 2004, at a press conference in Paris, NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mohammad Mohaddessin revealed information about a secret meeting at the highest level of the regime, where Khamenei appointed a team led by Hassan Rouhani with the task of deceiving the international community and preventing disclosures until they obtain the nuclear technology necessary for a bomb.
On December 2, 2015, the NCRI revealed that the Iranian regime’s secret committee misled the IAEA over the PMD probe.
But the world did not need the word of the NCRI for that. Regime officials have repeatedly stated how they misled the international community on the nuclear issue.
In an interview with state-run TV Channel 4 in January 2019, Ali Akbar Salehi, former head of the Iranian regime’s Atomic Energy Organization, admitted to lying on the Arak website and hiding, on orders of Khamenei, some of the prohibited equipment. they had bought.
In 2002, Ali Akbar Salehi also admitted the regime’s deception during the negotiations.
In a book titled “National Security and Nuclear Diplomacy”, former President Hassan Rouhani wrote: “Iran intended to present the world with a fait accompli, to operate 54,000 centrifuges by March 2003 and to produce 30 tons of fuel at 3.5% per year. However, the hypocrites (the pejorative term used to describe the MEK) suddenly threw a press conference and exposed the sites of Natanz and Arak and made a lot of noise by making baseless allegations.
In 2006, Rouhani admitted that Tehran played for time and tried to fool the West after the Iranian opposition discovered its secret nuclear program in 2002.
In 2013, during a debate on state broadcaster 3, Ali Bagheri Kani claimed that Tehran’s persistence had forced the United States to backtrack on its demands. He said: “The Americans used to say they wouldn’t enter into negotiations until Iran suspended (uranium enrichment). But then they were forced to retreat and despite our refusal to suspend, they entered into negotiations. Also, they argued that they will not discuss sanctions (relief) if we do not suspend enrichment. Again, they were forced to do it anyway. They had a series of retreats until the Almaty 1 session.”
“During those years, a lot of the time, we wanted to disrupt the assessment of our opponents,” Bagheri Kani told Ofogh TV in 2019. “For that to happen, we needed more time. We had to show our abilities in practice so they can see them. The 20% enrichment couldn’t happen overnight. It took some work. Fordo and Arak [nuclear sites] needed work. So it took some time to get there. Therefore, we have saved time. But when they were ready to negotiate an agreement, the negotiation process accelerated.
But these are not the only official recognitions in Tehran. Others have been more brazen in admitting the true purpose of the nuclear program.
Former deputy speaker of the regime’s parliament (Majlis), Ali Mottahari made a surprising revelation in his interview with Iscanews on April 24, 2022.
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On February 9, 2021, in a television interview which was mostly read from text, Mahmoud Alavi, the regime’s former Minister of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) said that the regime may decide to produce the nuclear bomb .
On Saturday, November 27, 2021, Fereydoun Abbasi, the former head of the regime’s Atomic Energy Organization, confessed in an interview with the state daily “Iran”, that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the slain former leader of the regime’s nuclear weapons project, had created a system to produce a nuclear bomb.
According to the official IRNA news agency on February 9, 2019, Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, admitted in a speech in Mashhad: “We have the formula to build an atomic bomb” and “we consider the energy nuclear as vital for us.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI, told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee in May 2015: “Khamenei’s fatwa on banning nuclear weapons is a deception. Years ago, former Supreme Leader Khomeini ordered Khamenei that, in the interests of the regime, the Supreme Leader could unilaterally cancel the Sharia contracts he made with the people.
As the IAEA heads into the next BoG meeting and 35 member states are unwilling even to condemn three decades of denial, deception and duplicity, the next global nuclear crisis will weigh on the consciences of those who do not. did not act in time.
The only way to stop the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons projects is to reactivate the six UN Security Council resolutions, dismantle the regime’s nuclear sites and enrichment activities, and conduct inspections anytime and anywhere.