The Nuclear Posture Review first says that "Iran does not currently pose a nuclear threat but continues to develop capabilities that would enable it to produce a nuclear weapon should it make the decision to do so." It then formulates the truth about Iran in the greatest clarity: "Iran does not today possess a nuclear weapon and we currently believe it is not pursuing one."
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly, 152 to 5, to tell the Israeli apartheid regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons, which are illegal under international law.
The vast majority of countries on Earth voted in the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Israeli apartheid for having nuclear weapons, in flagrant violation of international law.
2022-10-26Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Requests for the UN Secretariat to Investigate Violations of UNSCR 2231
[...] But this situation is even more clear cut given the unique language and mandate in Security Council Resolution 2231. As colleagues will recall, this important resolution was adopted in July 2015 as the Iran nuclear deal was finalized. It established critical restrictions on Iran that would last for a period of years. All Council members, including Russia, voted for it. Russia was involved in negotiating its provisions.
While many around the world hoped for a positive reaction from the United States to Iran’s latest response, the European trio at the talks in Vienna (E3 – the UK, Germany, France) have separately issued a statement that could undo all the positive results of a year of painstaking negotiations. After Tehran responded to an American text submitted through the European Union’s coordinator for the Vienna talks, Josep Borrell, the latter passed it on to Washington. The Biden administration called the latest Iranian response “unconstructive” but refrained from responding formally, prompting speculation about the impact of the US midterm elections on negotiations in Vienna over the resumption of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Earlier this week, Mossad chief David Barnea said Israel would continue carrying out acts of sabotage in Iran with the full blessing of the US
Europe today does not have – or possibly never had – an effective vision of the no-nonsense existential strategy it required to subsist in peace. Furthermore, as if not aware of the coming debacle, EU leaders firmly insist on their failed policies. Now, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder proposes to solve the EU’s self-inflicted ´gas crisis´ by launching the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline… although German authorities have repeatedly rejected the idea. Today the EU is governed by childish impulses necessarily leading to confusion and self-harm. First the EU imposes highly crippling sanctions on its Russian partner and then demands from her full natural gas delivery — even under the current most special situation — while flagrantly violating well-known contract clauses. Accordingly, it is obvious that the assumed European ´energy crisis´ does not really exist as such, be it for natural gas, oil, distillates, coal, uranium rods… or whatever others for that matter. Because if a genuine “energy crisis” truly existed, Europe would not have full access to tangible energy from Russia, which is not the case. Actually, Europe has an enviable, excellent access to high quality, decades-proven, swift, trouble-free, close-by, door-to-door delivery of truly cheap energy from fully-vetted Russian vendors willing and able to reliably deliver the goods as they always have since decades yonder.
On 10 June, the head of the AEOI, Mohammad Eslami, said the IAEA had been hijacked and is being exploited by Israel. “It is regrettable that an international institution has been exploited by an illegitimate regime and its reputation has been questioned,” Eslami said. The Islamic Republic has previously presented evidence that the IAEA sends in spies and saboteurs under the guise of nuclear inspectors, who allegedly pass sensitive information on to Iran’s adversaries. Skepticism towards the neutrality of the IAEA also increased after the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. “We consider diplomacy as the best path toward achievement of a good, strong and durable agreement. However, in the face of bullying behavior [from the US], our reaction is powerful,” Abdollahian stated.
The way forward is to revive the nuclear deal and to begin a serious dialogue on a regional security architecture that promotes security for all through common norms and principles, such as the sovereign equality of states; refraining from the threat or use of force; and providing for peaceful conflict resolution, inviolability of borders, and non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other states.
The US push to revive the JCPOA with Iran has accelerated in the wake of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. As many reports have indicated, the ongoing talks in Vienna are very close to a successful outcome. As other reports have also indicated, the US is also willing to lift sanctions on Iran, including removing the Revolutionary Guards’ designation as a terrorist group. […] The pace of these talks and the concessions that the US is willing to concede are both tied to the overall strategy of scuttling the Russian economy by manipulating the global oil production and supply.