BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, FEBRUARY 24, 2022
Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The Iranian regime is trying to create an optimistic atmosphere as though the Iranian regime has taken all the steps it was supposed to take and the rest is the responsibility of the U.S. and other partners.
It is not true. As of today, the Iranian regime is insisting that any of its future nuclear weapons limitations should be reversible and that it should be able to quickly install all the advanced centrifuges, enrich to near weapons-grade and continue to threaten the rest of the world. I don’t think anyone should accept that. The U.S. Senate and its powerful Foreign Relations Committee chairman, Bob Menendez, who is a Democrat and from the same party has said that no deal is better than a bad deal. He is calling for ZERO enrichment and no centrifuges to spin.
Also, the Iranian regime wants the U.S. sanctions on the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the terrorist designation on the Revolutionary Guards, the IRGC, to be lifted. There are a lot of strong bi-partisan voices in the U.S. Congress who are opposed to it, saying this means more terrorism not less terrorism.
Remember after the Biden Administration lifted the terrorist designation of the Iranian regime proxy group, Ansarallah, known as the Houthis, this led to more terror attacks by the Houthis, not less.