People from the Biden administration have finally stated this past week that it may finally be taking some form of action to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran from getting their hands on nuclear weapons as the talks trying to get Iran to come back to the nuclear agreement have failed to take hold again.
“The Iranian nuclear program has made significant advances in recent months that will be difficult to roll back — and that could potentially undercut the benefits of salvaging the 2015 accord, particularly if a deal isn’t reached soon,” stated Axios. “Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told National Security adviser Jake Sullivan in their meeting at the White House on Tuesday that Israel feared Iran was becoming a ‘nuclear threshold state.'”
As stated by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, “Iran has been using this time to advance its nuclear program in a variety of ways, including enriching uranium to 20% and even 60%, using more advanced centrifuges, acquiring more knowledge.”
“We are prepared to turn to other options if Iran doesn’t change course,” he continued. “Time is running short.”
The most recent statement from the Biden administration on the subject pop up as reports from over the last few weeks seem to point to the fact that Iran is alarmingly close to acquiring enough nuclear materials to assemble a nuclear weapon. The Biden administration has also removed a series of sanctions this past week on two Iranian entities that were heavily involved in the missile program in Iran.
“The sanctions, targeting the Mammut Industrial Group (Mammut Industries) and its subsidiary Mammut Diesel, were originally imposed by the Trump administration in September 2020 as part of efforts to increase a maximum pressure campaign of sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear activity and actions in the region criticized as malign and destabilizing,” stated The Hill. “The entities were identified as being ‘key producers and suppliers of military-grade, dual-use goods for Iran’s missile programs.’”
Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Prime Minister, announced to the world this past month that Israel would never allow Iran to get its hands on nuclear weapons and that the situation in the area had reached a stage where extreme and immediate action needed to be taken.
“Iran’s nuclear weapon program is at a critical point. All red lines have been crossed. Inspections — ignored. All wishful-thinking — proven false,” stated Bennett. “Iran is currently violating the IAEAs safeguard agreements — and it’s getting away with it. They harass inspectors and sabotage their investigations — and they’re getting away with it. They enrich Uranium to the level of 60 percent, which is only one step short of weapons-grade material — and they’re getting away with it.”
“Evidence which clearly proves Iran’s intentions for nuclear weapons in secret sites in Turquzabad, Teheran & Marivan — is ignored,” he went on. “Iran’s nuclear program has hit a watershed moment. And so has our tolerance.”
“Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning. There are those in the world who seem to view Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons as an inevitable reality, as a done deal, or they’ve just become tired of hearing about it,” concluded Bennett. “Israel doesn’t have that privilege. We cannot tire. We will not tire. Israel will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon”