Why is Iran violating the JCPOA?

The regime in Iran has been steadily raising the stakes on its nuclear program and further distancing itself from the 2015 deal signed with the P5+1.  Tehran is gambling on an initiative aimed at forcing the European partners of the deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to stand by its side against the United States' maximum-pressure policy.  Of course, this is clearly a long shot, but it is the only hope that Tehran's mullahs have. Iranian regime officials are boasting about being capable of enriching uranium at 5, 20, and even 60 percent, just shy of the 90 percent enrichment needed for weapons-grade material.  Their chest-thumping and threats include the public relaunching of enrichment at the highly suspicious Fordow plant that is buried deep inside the heart of mountains in central Iran. Under the JCPOA, Iran is committed to transform the Fordow site to a center for nuclear research and no longer carry out any...(Read Full Post)
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