In response to Donald Trump pulling out of the Obama administration nuclear agreement Iran is planning to reactivate its most sensitive nuclear production.site

By |2019-11-06T08:10:22-09:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Anybody feel safer?

Courtesy of NYT:

Iran announced plans on Wednesday to reactivate its most sensitive nuclear production site, a deep, underground uranium enrichment center, in a step that dismantles more of the last major restrictions on the country under the 2015 nuclear deal.

The facility, known as Fordow, buried under a mountain to protect against bunker-busting weapons, lay hidden from inspectors for years. The revelation of its existence a decade ago touched off a crisis with the West that led to threats from Israel to destroy the facility.

The atmosphere created by the revelation led, six years later, to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Under that deal, in exchange for the lifting of Western economic sanctions, Iran agreed that no fissile material — the makings of bomb fuel — would be put in the centrifuges spinning at the site.

In a speech on Tuesday, however, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said that his patience had run out, and that Iran would begin to inject uranium gas into the more than 1,000 centrifuges that remained inside the mountain. But he made it clear that this step was part of a pressure campaign to force Europe to make good on its promises to compensate Iran for the cost of harsh sanctions that the United States imposed on Iran after President Trump abandoned the 2015 deal.

Mr. Rouhani said Iran was reactivating Fordow, which is adjacent to an Iranian military base, precisely because it was considered such a hard military target. Its renewal as a nuclear production site, he suggested, could be easily reversed — part of the carefully calibrated strategy Iran is pursuing to pressure the United States and its allies just as the American-led sanctions on Iran’s oil shipments are intended to pressure Tehran.

Even at this point, Iran is signaling that they want to go back to the previous nuclear agreement, all of this is clearly just an attempt to pressure America and its allies into helping them do so without suffering devastating sanctions.  

Keep in mind that Trump claimed the original deal was flawed and that he was planning to make a better one, but talks have totally broken down and there are no new deals on the horizon. 

Just like with North Korea Trump clumsily sabotages the work of his predecessors while offering nothing new to make the world a safer place moving forward.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Betty White deserves better.

  2. AK Lynne November 7, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Well, how much unsafer can we feel as long as Trump is around to screw up everything and everyone?

  3. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I haven’t felt this safe since the height of the Cold War. I live in an area that’s already being targeted by Russian sub-based nuclear weapons.

  4. It's all about sex REMEMBER that....😆😆😆 November 7, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Oh for fuk sake. Grow a brain. Who cares.

    Last I checked. Yawn. Iran didn’t start wars.

    Hey. Tricky Dick Cheney. Ball hanging Bushes!

    Oh. Woody Wilson started it. Hard on Wars!

    Pant. Hump. Squirt. Pumping the hump.

    Ding dang darn thats all folks! 🐰🐰🐰🐰

  5. 14/88 November 7, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/11/06/alaska-militia-leader-schaeffer-coxs-murder-conspiracy-sentence-cut-by-10-years/

    After witness testimony all day Monday, a judge on Tuesday reduced Cox’s overall sentence of 25 years to serve by 10 years. Since he has served about seven years so far, that leaves him with a sentence of roughly eight years.

    Cox, now 35, was a self-described sovereign citizen and leader of the Fairbanks-based Alaska Peacemakers Militia. Cox was charged in 2010 for failing to notify a police officer who contacted him that he was carrying a handgun. Federal prosecutors presented evidence in court that Cox hatched a plan called “241,” in which he and his fellow militia members would kidnap or kill two government or law enforcement officials for every one of the militia who might be arrested or killed.

  6. OT-MB$ November 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-the-saudi-government-may-have-used-twitter-to-target-dissidents-in-the-u-s

    “The Department of Justice alleges that the government of Saudi Arabia is surveilling people living in the United States — by leveraging Twitter. Specifically, the indictment charges that a Saudi official is recruiting Twitter employees to share personal details of critics of the Saudi government, so that those dissidents can be targeted for persecution. Nick Schifrin talks to Judy Woodruff.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/twitter-employees-charged-spying-saudi-arabia-66823528

    NEVER FORGET Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi

  7. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Perhaps on a par with the moron pulling out of the Paris climate accord. Both destructive, one short and quick, the other protracted. But maybe it won’t be Iran, it will be North Korea.

    Either way the real damage is to the reputation and influence of the United States. Thanks to Trump, the President of the United States is no longer the Leader of the Free World. Thanks to Trump, the influence of the United States has eroded to the point that the position of the United States is no longer a consideration by the rest of the industrialized first world countries. Trump has made the U.S. a country to be dismissed or ignored, not listened to. The council of the U.S. is no longer sought.

    It doesn’t really matter where the G7 is held or what Trump’s agenda ultimately is. No world leader that attends is going to pay any attention to anything he says.

    He is a joke and he and he has made the U.S. a punch line.

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