Tehran has announced that they will no longer abide by the nuclear centrifuge limits set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); This is only another step in their disregard for the nuclear deal that was created in 2015; Reporter: The Islamic Republic of Iran no longer faces any limitations in operations.
On Sunday, Tehran announced their intentions to disregard the limit of nuclear centrifuges set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or, Iran Nuclear Deal. One of the most notable limits set by the JCPOA was the number of centrifuges that Iran would be allowed to work with. Though they are now rejecting the limits that were set, Iran vows that they will still cooperate with European nations who can work with them to offset the devastating economic effects of the US sanctions.
While the US sanctions are certainly a driving force for Iran’s announcement, there is no question that Iran has been violating the terms of the JCPOA since its institution. In 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a wealth of information, proving so. An additional motivator for their announcement is likely the military blow they received last week when a US drone strike killed their number one ambassador of terror, Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.
In Tehran’s public statement, they stated, “The Islamic Republic of Iran, in the fifth step in reducing its commitments, discards the last key component of its operational limitations in the JCPOA, which is the ‘limit on the number of centrifuges.’ As such, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program no longer faces any operational restrictions, including enrichment capacity, percentage of enrichment, amount of enriched material, and research and development.”
They would also state their ongoing commitment to comply with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).