Inspectors Say Iran Has Fuel For a Bomb

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

Here's something that definitely did not happen under a Democratic president: Iran has gathered enough material to produce at least one nuclear weapon.

That's according to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who say Iran has produced enough fuel and stopped allowing inspections at certain sites.

From the New York Times:

Mr. Trump’s decision to abandon what he called a “terrible” deal has backfired for now. Iran has moved from complying with the accord’s strict limits on uranium production to beginning to rebuild its stockpile.

Iran’s leaders appear to have allowed the IAEA to document these violations, which are likely to drive home the fact that it is responding to Mr. Trump’s pressure campaign with one of its own.

“The situation is a paradox,” [IAEA director Rafael Mariano Grossi] said in a recent interview in Washington, his first since taking over at the IAEA. “What we’re verifying is the gradual diminishing compliance with the agreement we’re supposed to be verifying.”

In other words, Iran is telling the United States to kiss their ass.

And why shouldn't they?

Trump made the decision to unilaterally withdraw from the nuclear deal. The United States, not Iran, breached the agreement. The United States under Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran even though Iran was still complying with the terms of the deal. Iran even continued to comply with the terms of the deal after Trump reimposed sanctions, but they eventually abandoned some sections of the deal after the European Union failed to provide relief from sanctions. Iran fully abandoned the deal after Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

This is all on Trump.

There are no reports that Iran has actually begun development of a nuclear weapon, but they could and maybe they should. Trump's interactions with North Korea have made it abundantly clear to the world that Trump will reward you for developing nuclear weapons, not punish you. The road to respect apparently runs through a warhead.

Trump has been a nightmare for nuclear proliferation.