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Iran to begin 60% uranium enrichment after nuclear site incident

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Once again, the first thing I have to do is spell out things that shouldn't need to be repeated, but do because of persistent campaigns of disinformation and conspiracy theories that are enabled by the media.

The Natanz facility is frequently recertified by the foreign IAEA inspectors to be a CIVILIAN site.

The enriched nuclear material made in Natanz is itself frequently audited and confirmed by the foreign IAEA inspectors to be, down to the microgram, only being used for CIVILIAN purposes.

And as long as Iran continues to abide by the General Safeguards of the NNPT (which it has been doing for decades) and preserving the ability to turn control and access to the more energy efficient centrifuges and the work on bringing its capabilities to the point where it can domestically source fuel for the sort of reactors used to power ships without adding to climate, for about 5 years, in case the US finally, for the very first time, gets into compliance with the JCPOA, it isn't violating the terms of the JCPOA.

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Now, this is most definitely a response to the Israeli regime's attack on the CIVILIAN Natanz facility.

And it is a message directed at President Biden, informing him that Iran is willing and able to make the domestic political cost to Biden of not dropping the illegal economic war on Iran as high as what the Israeli regime and America's Party of War will make it if he does rejoin the JCPOA.

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The nuclear deal the US walked away from without cause was preventing this. Aggression is clearly not working.

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Tehran has said the explosion at Natanz, which knocked out electricity in centrifuge production halls, was sabotage by Israel and vowed revenge for the incident, which appeared to be latest episode in a long-running covert war.

Today, the Jerusalem Post confirmed this.

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/incident-reported-in-iranian-natanz-nuclear-facility-664792

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Seems pretty easy to understand to me....

In 2016, Iran was in a multilateral agreement and complying with the provisions to not make weapons grade uranium…

In 2021, after Trump unilaterally pulled out of the agreement, Iran is making significant strides toward a nuclear weapon....

Were we safer in 2016 or now?

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Obama should have never allowed him and Kerry to be duped by the Mullahs, the man should have gone to Congress and come up with a bipartisan legislative bill that would have been binding, but he didn’t because he knew congress wasn’t going to start any negotiation conversations dealing with Iran, a country that we have no diplomatic relations with and here we are.

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Obama should have never allowed him and Kerry to be duped by the Mullahs, the man should have gone to Congress and come up with a bipartisan legislative bill that would have been binding, but he didn’t because he knew congress wasn’t going to start any negotiation conversations dealing with Iran, a country that we have no diplomatic relations with and here we are.

So, simple question - is Iran closer to getting a nuclear weapon and are we safer now or in 2016?

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Should be 90%.

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So, simple question - is Iran closer to getting a nuclear weapon and are we safer now or in 2016?

So you trust the crowd who chants ‘Death to America’ at every public gathering and calls Jews pigs? They are open about their hate - there is no reason to trust the regime and why would anyone expect them to honor a deal? You believe the IAEA? They are the ones who said their were WMD in Iraq. Come on man!

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Bass4funk: Obama should have never allowed him and Kerry to be duped by the Mullahs

Trump, on numerous occasions, certified that Iran was in compliance.

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Trump, on numerous occasions, certified that Iran was in compliance

Later when he stopped listening to the Dem and Kerry, he realized that wasn’t the case.

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WolfpackToday  12:04 pm JST

"So, simple question - is Iran closer to getting a nuclear weapon and are we safer now or in 2016?"

So you trust the crowd who chants ‘Death to America’ at every public gathering and calls Jews pigs? 

Either you don't understand a simple either ... or... question or you're trying to disingenuously weasel out of acknowledging that we are less safe after four years of the Trump administration with strawman arguments and generic waffle about those horrible Iranians. As you don't appear to be completely stupid I suspect the latter.

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bass4funk: Later when he stopped listening to the Dem and Kerry, he realized that wasn’t the case.

Trump was President for over a year, certifying every 3 months that Iran was in compliance, before he ended US participation. I suppose it's possible that Trump's advisors were the Dems and Kerry for his first year, but I'm going to bet that what's really going on here is that you're just making things up.

Time to wrap this one up?

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I kind of like his story.

It's funny to imagine that Trump, nearly a year and a half into his term, was having meetings with Democrats and John Kerry before he suddenly realized, "Holy crap! I've been talking to the wrong people!"

He can stick to that story if he wants. Or he say can say he had no idea about what was going on.

I'm happy with either one.

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