Iran Violates 2015 Nuke Deal . . . Again

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it plans to install hundreds more advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges at an underground plant. The move breaches the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and western powers. The move will increase the pressure on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden not to return to the deal after outgoing President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018. Reported by Reuters. Read more… Additionally, Iran’s parliament is advancing a bill that would ban U.N. inspections of the country’s nuclear facilities. The bill also authorizes Iran’s government to increase uranium enrichment if the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions. Reported by Fox News. Read more… The U.K., Germany, and France all released statements on December 7 saying Iran’s recent moves regarding its nuclear program were “deeply worrying.” All three nations, members of the 2015 nuclear deal, have been supportive of the deal even after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. in 2018. Reported by Fox News. Read more…