German Foreign Ministry: “Our goal remains to save the agreement.”
Amid Iran’s plans to enrich weapons-grade uranium, Germany has vowed to “save” the faltering nuclear deal, the German foreign ministry declared on Monday.
The German statement comes as Tehran refused to abide by the limits on enriching uranium put in place by the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian state TV announced over the weekend.
Iran’s decision “could be the first step toward the end of this agreement, which would be a great loss,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
Maas offered direct talks with Iran after a U.S. drone strike took out Qassem Soleimani, the chief of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Soleimani was behind the recent storming of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and was directly responsible for the killing of hundreds of American servicemen and women stationed in Iraq.
While Germany desperately wants to keep the fiction alive of talking the Mullahs out of developing a nuclear arsenal, the European Union has come to terms with reality.
“The deal is all but dead,” news agency Reuters reported on quoting an EU diplomat.
In a last-ditch effort, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is teaming up with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rescue the Obama-era pact. She will hold a meeting with Putin at the Kremlin over the weekend, German newspapers confirm.
“Germany and Russia are two of the world powers which have been trying to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018,” German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported on Monday.
Reuters reported the German foreign ministry’s statement:
Germany still wants to save Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers say despite Tehran’s announcement on Sunday that it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
“That would be a further breach of the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) but not – I want to stress that – automatically the end of the agreement,” the spokesman told a regular government news conference.
“Our goal remains to save the agreement. We are in talks on that,” he added.
Billions of dollars released as part of the Obama-Kerry nuclear deal financed Iran’s military build-up in the region. It bolstered the regime’s funding for the Lebanon-based Shi’a terrorist militia Hezbollah, the Gaza-based Islamist Hamas, and other proxy terror groups.
Besides financing international terrorism, the deal failed to achieve any of its principal stated goals. The agreement signed four years ago didn’t prevent Iran from developing its nuclear missile program. The Islamic Republic has been perfecting the ballistic missile systems capable of carrying nuclear warheads up to a long-range, the U.S. intelligence confirmed.
Chancellor Merkel’s government has fallen hook, line, and sinker for the Iranian ‘taqiyya’ tactics, the Islamic doctrine on deception during jihad warfare. Instead of acting on its intelligence assessment, Berlin has relied on false promises offered by the Islamic Republic. In June 2019, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif proclaimed that his regime would never build a nuclear arsenal because Islam forbade such weapons. It’s worth noting that Chancellor Merkel is merely following in the footsteps of President Obama. The former U.S. president had sold the 2015 deal citing an Iranian fatwa, the Islamic religious ruling.
Germany and other Western governments have repeatedly downplayed the reports of Iranian violations in hopes of keeping the regime within the deal’s framework. Iranian compliance, on the other hand, has been nothing more than a fiction. In its latest annual report, the German domestic intelligence service found a “clear rise in evidence” that Tehran has been working to acquire technical capabilities to enhance its nuclear weapons delivery systems. These revelations follow a series of similar warnings issued by German and other Western intelligence agencies since the signing of the deal.
Iranian lawmakers chant ‘Death to America’ in the national parliament.
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