Iran Nuclear SECRET Unveiled?! – The Worst Discovery Yet
(RepublicanPress.org) – Part of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) job is to monitor nuclear treaty compliance for various countries, including the Iran Nuclear Deal of 2015. On May 25, the Wall Street Journal wrote an exclusive article stating Iran gained access to the atomic energy reports nearly 20 years ago and falsified documents to hide its work on nuclear weapons. For years, the IAEA and the United States have tried to get the country to answer questions about its nuclear work, but it refused to address the inquiries.
The Original Deal
Under the nuclear deal known as JCPOA, Iran agreed to stifle its work on nuclear weapons and allow inspectors from the international community to come in and ensure compliance. Iran had a set amount of enriched uranium it could keep in the country, had to remove most of its centrifuges producing nuclear fuel, and was limited to research and development in only one uranium enrichment plant until 2024. However, many of the restrictions were to last until 2031.
The deal involved the United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Germany, and Russia. In exchange for Iran’s compliance, the international community would lift sanctions against the nation’s energy sales, banking, shipping, and other production industries. In 2018, former President Donald Trump took the US out of the Iran deal, seeking to renegotiate a deal with the country — it refused the gesture.
The Alleged Nuclear Deception
According to the WSJ, Iranians accessed secret UN documents, giving them to officials so they could make up stories and create fake records to show they were in compliance with the agreement. Allegedly, it seems they were covering up for the fact they were still working on nuclear weapons the entire time. Middle East intelligence officials said the confidential records made the rounds from 2004 to 2006 among the Iranian military. The group concluded Iran was still working on nuclear weapons during that time.
Neither Iranian officials nor the IAEA commented on the documents, which included hand-written notes in Persian depicting tales they could tell and records they could change for a cover-up. In all, over 100,000 documents and files were confiscated; a former IAEA official confirmed the papers were authentic.
Tensions With Iran
The Biden administration has shown an interest in returning the US to the JCPOA but has yet to be able to secure a deal. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US would work with allies on how to move forward in dealing with Iran and its possible nuclear work. Iranian officials were described as aggressive during talks in Vienna at the end of 2021 so could this most recent revelation complicate matters further?
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