The Middle East has been heating up more than it already is, and the Iranian regime is a really big contributor. Iran has been subjected to humiliation. Israel enraged by the Biden government, has managed to outwit both Tehran and Washington DC at the same time with a major assault on the Iranian Nuclear facility. However, given the continued soft approach of Joe Biden, Iran is planning to turn the tide in its favour and come to the discussion table in Vienna.
Iran has “almost completed preparations” to launch 60 per cent uranium enrichment, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday said Iran had said it will activate 1,024 more IR-1 centrifuges, its older first generation of the machines at the Natanz nuclear plant. This comes just before the proposed meeting in Vienna, and it is sure to give Tehran an upper hand in the coming discussion and it is a message for Biden and not entirely for Israel.
Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, on Wednesday said that the decision to increase uranium enrichment to 60% was a response to what he termed as Israel’s “nuclear terrorism” against Iran’s Natanz plant. In a message aimed at the Jewish state, Rouhani said that Tehran is setting up advanced centrifuges and producing more highly refined uranium as a “response to your malice.”
However, this may be considered just a distraction, given the real aim is to milk the most benefit out of the Biden administration and accumulate as many dole as possible in the coming summit at Vienna. Tehran’s announcement of stepped-up enrichment has cast a shadow over talks in Vienna aimed at salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that then US President Donald Trump abandoned almost three years ago.
The European parties to the accord — Britain, France and Germany — Wednesday expressed “grave concern” over Iran’s enrichment move while rejecting “all escalatory measures by any actor”. Even the European nations understand that the step taken by Iran are aimed at gaining the upper hand in the coming deliberations.
Earlier too, understanding the compromised situation of the Biden administration Iran had time and again reiterated that any constructive talk with the US regarding a return to nuclear compliance would only take place if all sanctions imposed on it are rolled back at once. Although the United States has officially denied the very prospect of doing so, the Biden administration really does not have any choice. The issue here is of Obama’s ego and of what he and his lackeys call the ‘Obama era legacy’. Among them, is Obama’s protégé – President Joe Biden. As such, a return to the Iran Nuclear Deal is a must for the Biden administration, notwithstanding the costs and catastrophic geostrategic ramifications of the same.
Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy against the Shi’ite country would have resulted in either the Islamic regime in Tehran collapsing or the country developing nuclear weapons. If Iran had developed a nuclear weapon, it would have been unable to survive due to global isolation and the continuation of a sanctioned economy. Joe Biden, on the other hand, has no strategy for dealing with Iran. His only aim seems to be to restore Obama’s legacy at all costs.
Iran knows it can strongarm the Biden administration. What’s worse, Biden is willingly being strongarmed, and beginning to talk with Iran. This is not going to end well for the United States, as Iran, once armed with a nuclear bomb (which it most definitely will), would take to kicking Americans out of the region. It would become even more aggressive against Arab nations and Israel. Essentially, Joe Biden is himself digging America’s grave in the Middle East. Now Iran has found another weapon to arm-twist the USA into agreeing with its demands, ad things are not looking to get better going ahead.