There was no doubt this was coming.
Courtesy of NYT:
Iran has exceeded a key limitation on how much nuclear fuel it can possess under the 2015 international pact curbing its nuclear program, effectively declaring that it would no longer respect an agreement that President Trump abandoned more than a year ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported on Monday.
The breach of the limitation, which restricted Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium to about 660 pounds, does not by itself give the country the material to produce a nuclear weapon. But it is the strongest signal yet that Iran is moving to abandon the limits and restore the far larger stockpile that took the United States and five other nations years to persuade Tehran to send abroad.
It was unclear how much the action would escalate the tensions between Washington and Tehran after the downing of an American surveillance drone in June nearly resulted in military strikes.
But it returns the focus to Iran’s two-decade pursuit of technology that could produce a nuclear weapon — exactly where it was before President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran struck their deal four years ago.
It should be noted that Iran stuck to their part of the deal for over a year after America pulled out and after they implemented new sanctions.
I am by no means an Iranian apologist but it is hard to label them the bad guys in all of this.
Trump has been pushing for a conflict with Iran since he took office, and at the end that may be exactly what he gets.
Keep in mind that President Obama made a historic agreement with Iran to avoid this very thing, so if there is a military conflict we know exactly who is responsible for any lives lost.