It seems like Iran’s leadership has an internal betting pool to see how much they can tweak Obama before he grows tired of being humiliated. Too bad they don’t know that his endurance for being humiliated by any enemy of America is limitless.
In an interview with Iranian television, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator says Tehran can resume enriching uranium to 20 percent levels within one day if it so desires.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araghchi, said this week that if Iran decides to resume enriching uranium to levels prohibited by the new nuclear deal, it could begin to do so in one day’s time.
“We can return again to 20 percent enrichment in less than one day and we can convert the [nuclear] material again. Therefore the structure of our nuclear program is preserved,” said Araghchi, in a broadcast which was independently translated for The Daily Beast. “Whenever we feel the other side is not following through with its commitments, whenever we feel there are other motives involved, whenever—now, say, under pressure from Congress or something else—they take action against their commitments, say put in place new sanctions, we will immediately revert to the current status quo. And we will again continue our nuclear program in the form that it is today.”
“I can say definitively that the structure of our nuclear program will be exactly preserved. Nothing will be put aside, dismantled or halted. Everything will continue, enrichment will continue,” Araghchi said.
The liberal talking point is that the Iranians are selling this to their “hardliners”. That’s the sort of excuse that was also used for the USSR. It’s also nonsense.
Iran does have its hardliners, but this approach has the approval of Iran’s Supreme Leader or it wouldn’t be happening. A project supported by the Supreme Leader does not need the approval of the Revolutionary Guard or anyone else.
Especially since the agreement is designed to let Iran go full nuclear without threat of outside attack.