After the new United States President Joe Biden took office in January, it was expected the US would return to the JCPOA (2015 Iran nuclear deal) as soon as possible, rapidly, and easy.
But the historical experiences of the big playgrounds and international cases in which many actors are involved have shown that after the crossing and solving the many contradictions, it is possible to determine the game’s result. In this regard, nothing will be determined spontaneously in this process. And the actual actions on the political and strategic landscape will have the last word.
The JCPOA which is now the main challenge for Iran’s rulers. With nuclear weapons as its main issue and regime’s efforts to achieve it, and of course the effort of the international community to prevent this regime to achieve it are the main subjects that are discussed these days around Iran.
But the problem is not ending here about Iran, on the peak of the Iran’s behaviors there are many other subjects that are the raising the concerns of the international community.
Iran’s ballistic missile program, its shameless international terrorism and its support, interfering in the internal affairs of the Middle Easten countries, its human rights violation case, are among the most important cases that are the concern of the international community.
It could be clearly said that none of these cases which are the concern of the international community are solved till, mainly because of the long year appeasement with this regime, and now after 40 years of the rule of this regime these issues are raising more concern and scaring everyone.
The nuclear bomb case, which is officially denied by its leaders, but in practice, they are continuing it hiddenly. The ballistic missile program is continuing under the alibi of ” Defensive strength enhancement program”, supporting Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Yemeni Houthis, Iraqi militias, Bahraini terror groups, the Afghan Taliban, etc., are still the important subjects which are followed by the Iranian government and are the officially announced strategies and is insisting on the continuations of them.
The negation of the existence and independence of other countries with slogans such as “conquest of Qods through Karbala” and nimbuses such as the “conquest of Mecca” and raising the regime’s flag on the US White House and converting it to a “Hosseinia” (a religious place), wiping out other countries from the map, should also be added this dangerous pyramid of the regime’s views and behaviors.
But it seems and something is changing even slowly and very warily in the relations of the world powers with this regime, and hopefully this will be continuing.
On 24 March, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Antony J. Blinken met in Brussels and discussed their relations with the Iranian government.
“They shared concerns about Iran’s continued departure from its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA and underlined their full support for the work of the IAEA to independently monitor Iran’s nuclear commitments. Secretary Blinken reaffirmed the U.S. readiness to reengage in meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to full implementation of the JCPOA by the United States and Iran.” (eeas.europa.eu)
Secretary Blinken emphasized: “We have been very clear that the path to diplomacy is open. So as we’ve said, the ball is really in their court to see if they want to take the path to diplomacy and returning to compliance with the agreement. Should that happen, we would then seek to build a longer and stronger agreement, but also to engage on some of the other issues where Iran’s actions and conduct are particularly problematic – destabilisation of countries in the region, ballistic missile programme…”
And about his coordination with the E3 about Iran’s case he said: “We are all very much on the same page when it comes to Iran, when it comes to our common interest in seeing if Iran wants to engage in diplomacy to come back fully into compliance with its obligations. We are prepared to engage on that. To date, Iran has not been, but let’s see what happens in the weeks ahead.”
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Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said that reviving the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers is “impossible” and called for striking a new deal.
In an interview with Spain’s El Pais newspaper, Grossi said he believes the old agreement has died after Tehran began producing what could be considered the minimum amount of materials needed to produce a nuclear weapon, although it still needs more materials to build a bomb.
And in a interview with Newsweek, he showed his concern about Iran’s hidden projects and said: ‘”detailed and technical discussions” are needed to ascertain the location of Iran’s undeclared uranium and that this issue is “totally connected” to the future of the deal.
‘He said there were a number of points that were “still unclear” relating to traces of uranium that were found but had not been declared in the past by Tehran.
And finally, he added: ‘”We need to know what was going on there, we need to know exactly what kind of activities were taking place there, and we need to know if there was material, where is this material now?”’ (newsweek, March 23)