- - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In light of continued Iranian ballistic missile tests and other provocative behaviors, the United Nations issued its first bi-annual report which stated Iran was not following the “spirit” of the nuclear agreement signed last year. In addition, certain members of the U.S. Congress are pushing for additional sanctions on Iran. These developments apparently have allowed Iran to continue to push for confrontation with America and the West.

“Majlis (Iranian Parliament), utterly regretting the UN chief’s move, is warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and Senate that injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that there is no way left for Iran but to counteract,” Ali Larijani, the speaker for the Iranian parliament stated, reports the Jerusalem Post.

Mr. Larijani countered that the nuclear agreement itself, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), makes no mention of Iran’s ballistic missiles and the resolution in question, UN Resolution 2231, and only orders Iran not to design ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. “Has Iran designed any such thing? Why would the UN chief then declare that the spirit of the JCPOA has been violated?”

It is obvious Iran wants to develop missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. When coupled with the news this week that the Obama administration held back “secret” documents which allowed Iran to obtain a nuclear weapons capability in half the time the White House advertised, it is only a matter of time before Iran becomes the next nuclear state and threatens the world.

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