Q: Is Iran complying with the agreement?
A: No.

  • Iran has violated the deal multiple times. The Islamic Republic has not been caught with enough enriched uranium to build a nuclear weapon, but has already exceeded the 130-tonne limit on its heavy water stock twice and the annual report of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency revealed that Iran continues to seek illicit missile technology, which experts fear can be used for the delivery of nuclear weapons.
  • A close examination of the JCPOA reveals that the terms of the agreement permit Iran to hold international inspectors at bay for a period of three months or longer before undeclared nuclear sites can be inspected.
  • Iran is also allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate the Parchin military complex, as part of a secret agreement signed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which essentially makes Iranian compliance a matter of trust.