Monday, July 23, 2018

The Latest Iranian Nuclear Threat

Iran has rattled their nuclear proto-sabre:

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work.

Darn Trump for pulling out the glorious 2015 deal in which "Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief" and thus freeing Iran to do this dangerous work!

I mean, didn't Trump see this horrible consequence of abandoning the deal? Is he even--Wait. What?

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the new factory did not in itself break the terms of the agreement.

Well that's problematic.

So this Iranian announcement, intended as a nuclear warning in reaction to the American withdrawal from the nuclear deal, isn't even in violation of the comprehensive (That's right in the title! Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) deal?

But as I said often before the deal was puked up on heavy-weight paper in whatever European castle the deal was finalized at, the outline of the deal was always clear to me: Iran would pretend not to want nuclear weapons; and America would pretend to believe them.