Leniency Will Not Block Iran From Obtaining Nuclear Weapons

After the P5+1 issued a joint statement on the Memorandum of Understanding with Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he hoped it would be a “serious basis for work in the years ahead, and will change the nature of this exercise that has been a counterproductive exercise over the past ten years.”

Mr Zarif also said research and development would still continue, to Iran’s own requirements, and that Iran will never bow down to pressure.

STRATFOR said “each side walked away with something.”

Nothing is binding. There is no agreement, there is only a “Memorandum of Understanding,” and therefore, there are no obligations. Obligation will start after the agreement is signed by July 1st.

There are three things under discussion. The nuclear situation, the human rights situation and the terrorism situation.

Continuing talks with the religious fascism ruling Iran in the framework of appeasing will not secure the region and world from the threat of nuclear proliferation.

The Iranian Resistance say any unsigned MOU with the Iranian regime “will never block path to the regime obtaining nuclear weapons nor prevent its intrinsic deception.”

Iran is the least trustworthy regime in the world today, and it has now secured additional time to further its nuclear goals. The regime is a danger to the Iranian people, the region and also the world.

Iranian Resistance President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, made a statement after hearing the joint statement between the Iranian regime and the P5+1:

Decisive Storm and the regional coalition against the expansion and aggression of the religious fascism ruling Iran in Yemen, the crippling impact of the sanctions and Iranian society’s explosive state as well as successive warnings by the United States Congress that it will confront this regime and will ratchet up the sanctions finally compelled the clerical regime to reluctantly take one more step back after 16 months of talks, which had gone into overtime in Lausanne. A step toward drinking the chalice of nuclear poison, this retreat was prompted by fear and pressure and blatantly contradicts the foundations and guidelines the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had announced personally two weeks ago.

Nevertheless, a statement of generalities, lacking Khamenei’s signature and official approval, will never block the path to the regime obtaining nuclear weapons nor prevent its intrinsic deception.

Continuing negotiations with the religious fascism in the framework of appeasement will not make the region and the world secure from the threat of nuclear proliferation. Compelling the regime to abide by United Nations Security Council resolutions is simply the only way to prevent the mullahs from obtaining nuclear weapons.

The process of negotiations since 2002 until now, in particular the marathon of talks in the 18 months, palpably affirms the reality that the clerical regime only understands the language of firmness and power.

Leniency and unwarranted concessions by the P5+1 to the least trustworthy regime in the world today only grants it more time and further aggravates the dangers it poses to the Iranian people, to the region and to the wider world.

It is common knowledge that the religious fascism ruling Iran has heavily invested in obtaining nuclear weapons to guarantee its survival. The search for an alternative to fundamentalism and the central banker of terrorism within this regime will get nowhere. The alternative is a democratic and non-nuclear Iran.

If the MOU is implemented, in a final agreement, all financial and economic sanctions will be removed. Mr. Zarif said “when we implement our measures, there will be no sanctions.”

The Iranian Resistance does not believe the mullahs will comply with the West’s demands, because they have heavily invested in obtaining nuclear weapons to guarantee the regine’s survival. The mullah’s regime is the central banker for terrorism.

The only real alternative to this regime is a democratic and non-nuclear Iran.

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.