While many world leaders are publicly saying that Iran is developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, fear is growing about the true intentions of the Islamic Republic. On Saturday, Iran said that it now uses and array of advanced centrifuges that are prohibited by the 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to make weapons-grade material. Iran has now told Europe that it has little time to offer new terms for peace. Iran insists that it does not seek nuclear weapons, the comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran threatened pushing uranium enrichment to new highs and far beyond the type used for peaceful measures. President Trump has now pushed Iran to a new place, and the Iranians are furious.
And become the Iranian economy is shrinking, it is demanding aid from the European Union.
The new sanctions that Trump imposed last year are crushing the economy and Tehran is not taking it well. The inflation rate is over 40 percent and there are threats from Iran that it could close the Strait of Hormuz – which sees 30% of global sea based crude oil shipments. A shut down of this passageway would likely drive economies in the Far East into recession. Iranian leader Kamalvandi said that his country has started using 20 IR-6 centrifuges which can produce enriched uranium 10 times as fast as the IR-1 model. Iran now moves into a new world and the question is just how the Saudis and Kuwaitis take it. They might want their weapons as well.