UN Watchdog Says Obama’s 2015 Iran Deal ‘Means Nothing’

(LibertySons.org) – The Obama administration’s 2015 Iran nuclear deal was one of Joe Biden’s proudest achievements as vice president, and since he took office in 2021, he’s caused huge damage in the Middle East trying to resurrect it. Conservatives and US allies have had doubts about whether the deal was worth the effort. Now, even the United Nations says it’s a waste of time.

Iran Ignores Deal

In April 2015, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the US, Britain, Russia, France, and China — reached a deal to restrict the rogue state’s nuclear weapon research. Although it was hailed as an international agreement, it was mostly pushed by the Obama White House and negotiated by then-Vice President Biden. In exchange for lifting international sanctions, Iran would convert all its nuclear research facilities to peaceful projects.

Of course, Iran just took the money and continued trying to make nuclear weapons, so former president Donald Trump pulled out of the deal in 2018. As soon as Biden took office as president, he started trying to resurrect the agreement, unfreezing billions of dollars’ worth of frozen Iranian assets. On June 17, a senior UN official said he might as well not bother.

Rafael Grossi, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), spoke to Russian newspaper “Izvestia” about the infamous deal. In a completely negative verdict, he said, “Nobody applies it, nobody follows it.” He said attempts to revive it have failed, adding that “the parties mutually blame each other… mainly the United States and Iran.” Grossi added that he’s been trying to persuade Iran to give inspectors more access, but the country isn’t easy to deal with.

Just weeks ago, Grossi warned that the IAEA has “lost continuity of knowledge” over what Iran is doing and that Tehran’s hardline regime is “weeks” away from being able to put a nuclear weapon together. Britain, France, and Germany have also condemned Iran’s continued production of highly enriched uranium and its expansion of enrichment facilities.

Now, Iran is pushing even harder to increase production. The hard part of making a nuclear weapon is enriching uranium to weapons-grade –- increasing the percentage of unstable U-235 from the 0.7% found in uranium ore to at least 90%. This is done by spinning a uranium gas in high-speed centrifuges to throw off the heavier but less reactive U-238. Iran is now at least tripling the number of centrifuges it operates while still claiming it isn’t working on weapons. Nuclear weapons expert David Albright says this could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to make five weapons in less than a month. Biden’s nuclear deal has run out of time.

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