(RepublicanNews.org) – Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 over concerns Tehran wasn’t living up to its end of the agreement. Formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it limited Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned the country during an interview with NBC News recorded on January 31 that Iran was a few months from producing enough material to build a nuclear weapon. Blinken also warned that if Iran kept violating restrictions, it could be a “matter of weeks” before it becomes a nuclear power.
US: Iran close to having enough material to make nuke https://t.co/NfnNVpV6tc
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) February 1, 2021
Despite that grim news, he expressed a willingness to re-enter the JCPOA if Iran was willing to comply with its restrictions. Continuing, he said the US would then work with Iran and other signatories to create a stronger, more permanent agreement.
As recognized by the Trump administration, Iran’s problem was its unwillingness to comply with the agreement. As we reported on January 20, Iran initiated a series of military exercises designed to strong-arm Biden into re-entering the nuclear deal.
American has a long-standing policy not to negotiate with terrorists. That rule should apply to terrorist states, as well.
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