Countries around the globe can smell the weakness of the US.
Iran has resumed production of advanced nuclear-program parts.
Iran recently announced that its negotiators are set to resume nuclear talks with global powers at Vienna, including indirectly with the US, starting Nov.29 after JCPOA nuclear deal negotiations have been stalled since last June.
But this anticipated resumption date is itself looking shaky, after on Tuesday The Wall Street Journal cited diplomats familiar with the talks who say the Islamic Republic has resumed production of advanced nuclear-program parts while ignoring the oversight of IAEA inspectors.
The WSJ writes, “The renewed work has raised concerns among Western diplomats who say it could allow Iran to start secretly diverting centrifuge parts if Tehran chose to build a covert nuclear-weapons program, although they say there is no evidence at this point that it has done so.”
After initially resuming “limited” work at an assembly plan in Karaj outside Tehran in August, WSJ says, a significant number of advanced centrifuge parts have since been produced, at a moment Tehran has admitted and even boasted doubling its enriched uranium stockpiles between the start of October to the first week of November.
“We have more than 210 kilograms [about 463 pounds] of uranium enriched to 20%, and we’ve produced 25 kilos [about 55 pounds] at 60%, a level that no country apart from those with nuclear arms are able to produce,” said Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said over a week ago.
Biden’s negotiations with Iran have faltered:
Biden’s negotiations with Iran have faltered since the election of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in June. And a top Iranian official said in November that talks to rejoin the 2015 pact were doomed without “guarantees” from the Biden administration.
However, talks to restart those negotiations will reportedly be held in Vienna later this month, involving the U.S. and Iran along with the United Kingdom, China, France, Germany and Russia.
Iran knows they can bully around the Biden administration.
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