Tehran requires from EU countries that did not break the nuclear deal alongside with US, to provide concrete proposals for its preservation by the end of July against the backdrop of increased US pressure. After all, although it continues to operate on paper, American extraterritorial sanctions can seriously undermine its spirit and reduce Iran’s benefits to zero.
At the same time, Tehran repeatedly stressed that it could return to the scale of enrichment of uranium, fixed until 2015. So, on June 27, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said that previously closed capacities for the production of raw materials for nuclear centrifuges in Isfahan resumed the production of uranium concentrate, the so-called yellow cake used in the nuclear industry.
Behind Tehran’s statements and gestures about the resumption of the nuclear program, it is rather the intention to use this issue as a means of pressure in the negotiations on the future of the SVAP than the real plans to start developing nuclear weapons, which are so feared in the US.
“Rather, it is about enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. Iranians could get an atomic bomb, but it’s too expensive,” the expert said. “They are frightening, showing that once the US violates the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, so they can break.”
The fact that the supreme leader Ali Khamenei has repeatedly spoken about returning to the nuclear program makes the probability of Iran’s withdrawal from the JCPA very high. However, this will not mean that Tehran will start building an atomic bomb.
“According to all fatwas issued earlier (mandatory for the execution proclaimed by the supreme leader ), an Islamic republic is prohibited from having nuclear weapons. This is their moral imperative, “the expert says.
Another option for responding to American pressure may be the strengthening of support for pro-Iranian formations in the Middle East.
“There will be a stake in the region on the Palestinian movement and the Shiite axis,” Savin said.
In addition, according to the expert, Iran can try to breathe life into the Non-Aligned Movement, which existed since the Cold War, and expand cooperation with the BRICS and SCO countries.
Previously, the US State Department said that sanctions against buyers of Iranian oil will be start in November.
“Iranian crude oil will be offered on the exchange, and the private sector can export it in a transparent way,” Iran’s First Vice President Eshak Jahangiri said at an economic event in Tehran. “We want to prevent American attempts … to stop oil exports from Iran.”
“Oil is already offered on the stock exchange, about 60 thousand barrels a day, but it was only for the export of petroleum products,” Jahangiri said.
Meanwhile, Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zangane sent OPEC a letter asking its members to adhere to the agreement reached last month to collectively increase production and “refrain from any unilateral measures” that could undermine the unity of the group.
Referring to reports that Saudi Arabia could increase oil exports in order to replace Iranian oil in world markets, Jahangiri stated: “Anyone who attempts to take [the share of] Iran in the oil market will commit great betrayal against Iran and will one day pay for it” .
As reported by “Vesti.Ekonomika”, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that King of Saudi Arabia Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz Al Saud agreed to increase oil production.
“I just talked with the Saudi King Salman and explained to him that because of the upheavals and problems in Iran and Venezuela, I ask Saudi Arabia to increase oil production, maybe within 2 million barrels, to make up for this difference … Prices are too high ! He agreed!” – Trump wrote on his Twitter page.
Later, the White House, commenting on the words of the president, said that the King of Saudi Arabia said that his country could increase oil production if necessary.
“Any increase in production by any member state over and above the obligations provided by OPEC decisions … will constitute a violation of the agreement,” Zangane wrote in a letter about which the state media reported on Sunday.