“The nuclear facilities of Fordow have been built deep under mountains of Iran and are protected against trench-busting bombs and even nuclear explosion… all infrastructures required for nuclear breakout have been prepared in it,” Iranian officials said in a video.
Experts are concerned that the current US political climate is emboldening Iran to express more aggression.
“These threats are a direct result of a weak and unclear foreign policy coming from the White House,” said Lisa Daftari, a reporter and Iranian expert. “The Iran regime would not be so brazen as to make threats toward the U.S. if it did not feel that it has the upper-hand in dealing with the US and world powers.”
This isn’t the first time that Iran has felt confident to threaten the US in recent history. In June, Iran demanded billions of dollars in payments over a wild conspiracy theory involving Tehran’s top nuclear scientists.
The regime blamed the US for the mysterious disappearances of its missing scientists.
The White House is attempting to negotiate a deal whereby the US will significantly reduce sanctions if Iran promises to temporarily restrict its nuclear program. That approach also concerned Daftari.
“Ever since Biden began campaigning for presidency, he made it clear that he would do a 180 from Trump’s Iran policies and that gave Tehran the signal to turn off its surveillance cameras, to deny access to inspectors and to spin its centrifuges at 60 percent,” she said.
“The Biden administration kept going back to the negotiating table for a deal making it clear that Iran did not have to show any good behavior or change in demeanor to get a deal.”
UK spy chief Richard Moore echoed her concerns.
“I’m not convinced we’re going to get there,” he said.
“It could be a bit academic having that discussion, because I don’t think the supreme leader of Iran wants to cut a deal, so the Iranians won’t want to end the talks either, so they could run on for a bit.”