NNew York Times on the 16th local time, US President Trump asked senior advisers at a roundtable on the 12th whether the United States would take action against Iran’s major nuclear bases in the next few weeks. Option. This move was opposed by many senior officials.
According to US media, many senior officials have persuaded President Trump not to carry out military strikes against Iran. They include Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark · General Millley. They warned that in the final weeks of Trump’s presidency, attacks on Iranian military bases will trigger a wider conflict. At present, the White House has not responded to this.
According to a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the 11th, Iran’s uranium storage at the nuclear base Natanz is 12 times the amount allowed by the previous Iran nuclear agreement. The agency also stated that Iran would not allow it to enter a suspicious location that showed signs of nuclear activity in the past.
In response, Iran’s Mayer News Agency said that in response, the Iranian side pointed out that the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency on the 11th just proved that Iran and the United Nations atomic energy supervision agency continued to cooperate and Iran’s commitment to the signing of the agreement in 2015. Iran’s Permanent Representative to the International Organization in Vienna, Kazem Garibabadi, said in an interview on the 11th that this report shows that the International Atomic Energy Agency is continuing to verify Iran’s nuclear program.
In 2015, Iran and the six countries on the Iranian nuclear issue (the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, and Germany) reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue and signed the “Joint Comprehensive Action Plan.” Iran promised to limit its nuclear program, and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran.
The UN Security Council subsequently passed Resolution 2231, approving the Iran nuclear agreement. In May 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from the “Joint Comprehensive Action Plan,” and since then it has unilaterally imposed sanctions on Iran. (Overseas Net Wang Xiaoyu)