Tehran regime’s insidious game with nuclear weapons

The Minister of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic recently acknowledged in a television program that they could move towards building a devastating nuclear weapon if they are in a particular situation. He cited a cat trapped somewhere with no escape and said anything could happen to express his purpose.

After this implicit confession, global reactions to the issue began, but the reality does not seem very different from what the Iranian Minister of Intelligence said. Amid international diplomacy and timing, the Islamic Republic may, at any moment, might suddenly announce its acquisition of a nuclear weapon to use it as a tool to extort money from the international community.

Although intelligence agents from western services, including Israel, are extremely careful about the situation so that Tehran does not reach the border near access to weapons, it is essential to note that the regime’s secrecy and circumventing international law are a precedent that has happened many times. Including the illegal sale of oil at the height of the embargo by shutting down tanker tracking devices to protect from being recognized and illegally moving dirty money with luggage and sending them to terrorists around the world.

Now, which person or rational government in the world is willing to support the integrity and true intentions of the Islamic Republic regime, given their black record of deceptions?

Undoubtedly, the day Tehran achieves a nuclear weapon, it is likely that they will not attempt to hide this issue so that they can use this privilege to blackmail the international community.

Similar examples acknowledged by Iran’s Minister of Intelligence:

The question now is why the words of individuals like Alavi, Iran’s minister of intelligence, should be taken seriously and that the international community should not simply walk away from it.

There are fewer similar examples of documents and information that confirm a clear sign of the Islamic Republic regime’s efforts to obtain a nuclear weapon.

A conscript serving in the IRGC told a reliable source associated with the author: “Years ago, when he was in a doctrinal period in the garrison, a senior IRGC commander told them in a briefing that according to the Quran’s verse “and potential lavender” there is a clear jurisprudential basis for acquiring a nuclear weapon for an Islamic country, and we are working in this section.

A student also accepted the master’s exam of one of the centres close to the Iranian Foreign Ministry. He appears to have been on the mission of training future diplomats of the Islamic Republic, told the same source that “In one of the four stages of ideological interviews for admission to the university, he asked if Iran should have a nuclear weapon?

Fearing rejection, the student, who had passed the previous scientific stages of the interview, tells the questioning expert, “Yes, it is Iran’s right to have a nuclear weapon,” explaining its reasons, thus obtaining the necessary passing grade.

These are unspoken evidence of the Islamic Republic regime’s efforts to get on the path to building a nuclear weapon, which gives a clear picture of what they are looking for when observing their actions.

What about Khamenei’s fatwa?

To Khamenei’s fatwa, it seems naive to cite some individuals – consciously or unconsciously that it is “forbidden to build a nuclear weapon. According to some jurisprudential rules, which are also in the theory of velayat-e faqih, religious rulings can be changing under conditions and based on practicality and needs. For example, the Qur’an considers the book of Muslims to destroy the mosque an evil and ugly act. Still, in Shiite jurisprudence and according to the theory of velayat-e faqih, the ruler can destroy a mosque located on the way, which Shiites say is secondary to these rulings.

Khamenei appears to be using another principle in Shia jurisprudence, which is called “Taqiyya”. According to a preliminary decree, the Shiite leader can conform to the public’s will and pursue his main intentions in secret. Western governments should note that fatwas in Shi’a religion differ from Sunnis, and even many Shiite scholars believe that a lie of expediency is allowed to achieve the goal.

Abdullah Javadi Amoli, a prominent scholar of the government of ayatollahs, says in the book “vilayat, Faqih and Justice” that When the orders of Islam are implementing in the society, naturally there are cases where some Islamic laws could not temporarily enforce. However, sometimes with the closure of some haram matters, we can achieve our goals.

Accordingly, sometimes the fatwa of the Islamic ruler may require that a haraam act be necessary. He said: “The Islamic government can cancel even contracts with people unilaterally (possibly plundering people’s money in banking institutions for the cause of the jurisprudent. i.e. the supreme leader sees it necessary to spend people’s money somewhere else, and the government has no obligation to pay back the actual cash).

In his book, Sahife, page 21, Page 289, Ayatollah Khomeini wrote: “When a new issue arises, there is a need for a new temporary sentence (contrary to Islamic law).

Accordingly, strong religious reasons show that the Islamic Republic regime can resort to three principles of lies, secrecy, and pretending to be reluctant. In this way, both the Western enemy is deceiving, and the goal is seriously pursuing.

Therefore, western governments and the United States should be cautious not to get caught up in the loopholes of the ayatollahs’ rule, what happened to Chamberlain in World War II that fooled Hitler and believed him. Still, ultimately it was rust, and that global catastrophe occurred.

Misplaced trust leads to unexpected costs!

The Iranian intelligence minister’s recent comments were just a quick reference to what existed, reflecting that the Islamic Republic’s regime is extremely unreliable. Current evidence suggests that they are in practice on their way to an atomic bomb.

This photo released November 5, 2019, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)

On this basis, it is necessary to pay attention to the following points to prove the Islamic Republic’s efforts to achieve a nuclear weapon:

  1. The discovery of numerous uranium particles of human origin and modified isotopic particles in some unexpected locations or far from the Agency’s supervision, then-US representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said last November was a sign of the possibility of secrecy. More questionably, Tehran had no convincing answers about this except for the outflying.
  2. Increasing the level of enrichment and production of heavy water and accelerated fueling of second-generation centrifuges prohibiting Iran.
  3. The Statements of the Minister of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran on live television and his acknowledgment that if they wanted, they could go to the production of weapons, accompanied by warning and anger of Rouhani.
  4. They are developing ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and discovering evidence for constructing a ballistic missile launcher under deceptive scientific titles.
  5. Recently, at the same time as the announcement of the Agency’s director general’s visit to Iran on February 21, the organization announced that it had discovered traces of uranium particles at two suspicious Sites in Iran, according to reports. According to reports, agency inspectors found traces of uranium particles in places where the Islamic Republic regime had earlier declared that those sites were inactive.
  6. Not long ago, Israel transferred sensitive Iranian nuclear documents to Israel in a complex operation that showed that the Iranian regime was secretly working to acquire a nuclear weapon.
  7. Some Western governments and factions in the United States are hoping for a new government in Iran to start a recent engagement with the august in which it comes into power.

But the fact is that experience has shown that governments in Iran are the showcase of Ayatollah Khamenei, whom the government will not even drink water without his permission. As a result, it seems under the Iranian regime, any faction, whether so-called reformists or hardliners, both on the nuclear issue, is under the Supreme Leader’s command and the Irgc. On this basis, it is naive to delight Iran’s elections to change their atomic positions, so they should not be deceived by their games.

It should now be asking whether we can still trust the Islamic Republic regime?

Since the new US president took office, the Islamic Republic has been trying to test the Biden administration’s tolerance through various measures. Tehran’s regime leaders believe that the United States and its allies will feel afraid of the country’s recent nuclear actions and quickly submit to their demands. At the same time, any concession to the ayatollahs in Tehran would be to blackmail them.

About the Author
Iranian journalist, blogger and human rights activist. Based in London, Hamidreza is the Times of Israel Persian service correspondent & Editor.
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