International military drills, nuclear talks, and growing Iranian aggression are leading many to speculate that the unspoken international consensus is that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear agenda won’t be slowed down without military intervention.
On Thursday, during an award ceremony in Israel, Mossad Chief David Barnea vowed, “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon, not in the coming years, not ever, that’s my commitment, that’s the commitment of the Mossad.” His comments surfaced while nuclear discussions are taking place this week in Vienna in hopes of bringing Tehran back to the table to renegotiate the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal.
Earlier this week, it was discovered that the Iranian regime further violated the JCPOA when it decided to begin enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges at the Fordo nuclear plant – just one of a host of violations committed by Iran.
Likely taking aim at Iran’s claim that their nuclear program is simply for peaceful purposes, Barnea added, “It’s clear that there is no need for 60% purified uranium for civilian purposes, there is no need for three sites with thousands of centrifuges active unless there is the intention to develop nuclear weapons.”
Noting the reality that Iran is the world’s number one sponsor of terror, he said, “Iran is striving for regional hegemony, wages terrorism that we are blocking every day around the world, and is continuously threatening stability in the Middle East.”
Israel has warned the US and the international community several times about the dangers of returning to a broken Iran nuclear deal, which has proven ineffective over the years.