UNDOUBTEDLY, the event transpiring in Iran is funny to the point of shedding tears. This is due to the shortsightedness of the leaders of the Mullahs regime, who are under the illusion that they can deceive the international community with what they promote internally, which its scoundrels fall for.
This happened at the time when the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency announced that it had raised the uranium enrichment to 60 percent and is producing nine grams of pure uranium per hour. President Hassan Rouhani announced his country’s ability to achieve 90-percent enrichment.
However, Iranian lawmakers revealed that they visited the site of Natanz nuclear reactor and noticed heavy damages as a result of highly explosive materials weighing about 150 kilograms brought into it through devices that had undergone maintenance.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council Mohsen Rezaei revealed the theft of documents related to the nuclear program, on which the Israeli intelligence had put its hands, as per the announcement made by Netanyahu two years ago.
Irrespective of the truth that the Tehran regime is trying to conceal, there is another side of the picture that requires research and scrutiny. It has been recurring since 1999, and based on the words of its senior officials, including Khamenei himself, the nuclear program is intended for peaceful purposes.
Nonetheless, it is common knowledge that nuclear enrichment in peaceful programs does not exceed the threshold of five percent of enrichment, or even 20 percent in the best case.
Therefore, when Tehran announces that its response to the Natanz incident is to raise the level of enrichment to that percentage, there is no explanation for it except that its nuclear program is originally intended for military use and not for peaceful purposes.
This means the regime, from the top of its hierarchy to the lowest, is eluding and concealing its evil intention in this matter.
This also means that all the reports of the international organizations, the US sanctions, and even the measures taken by Israel to stop this program were on point.
In this regard, there is similarity between North Korea and Iran, given that Pyongyang for years stalled to open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors, and then suddenly announced its success in manufacturing an atomic bomb and a long range ballistic missile with the ability to fly thousands of kilometers.
Therefore, this type of adventurous and rogue regimes cannot be trusted for their similarity in objectives and schemes. Tehran may surpass Pyongyang by practicing mass terrorism in terms of forming sabotage networks such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Hezbollah and other organizations that exercise terrorism around the world.
Nonetheless, no country can guarantee this type of regime. For instance, China and Russia have been unable to restore the North Korean Workers Party regime into the international arena due to its continuing violations of charters and agreements.
Thus, Moscow and Beijing will not be able to revamp the Tehran regime, which does not differ from the Pyongyang regime.
Indeed, Russia and China, as well as the United States, and Arab and African countries have had their unfortunate share of Iran’s terrorism. Therefore, the regime will not hesitate to export weapons of mass destruction to its scoundrels to exercise nuclear blackmail even in the countries it considers friendly.
There is no doubt that Washington and Tel Aviv will not allow the power maniacs in Iran to reach the point of no return with this project. They will therefore continue their efforts to protect their allies and Iran’s neighbors from any reckless behavior such as the downing of the Ukrainian plane.
Also, the patience of the Iranians will soon run out. This is after being under the weight of a stifling living crisis that has been ongoing for four decades due to the use of all of the state’s resources for military programs and for supporting terrorism, especially after the expansion of the opposition.
Given that the retribution of the Tehran regime has become a global necessity, the best and effective means is the support of the opposition from the international community, as it alone is able to topple the regime from the inside in the absence of a UN resolution to discipline this from the outside.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times
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