Iran is clearly looking to force a military confrontation over its nuclear program as evidenced by public statements made today by Iranian President Rouhani.
Rouhani announced Phase II of Iran’s noncompliance with the JCPOA: “on July 7 our enrichment level will no longer be 3.67%..... We’ll increase it beyond 3.67% to as much as we want." The only reason to do that is to reach an enrichment level to produce pure-enough Uranium to manufacture nuclear bombs; there is no other use for such purified Uranium.
This action by Iran is either murderous or suicidal in its intent. It will not change the world's position that Iran cannot have nuclear weapons and cannot engage in commerce to support itself until it returns to the bargaining table and agrees to inspections to prevent weapons development. So why Iran is doing this is a mystery.
There is widespread speculation that Iran already possesses actual, working, nuclear bombs, and that Iran is doing this for the specific reason they WANT someone to militarily attack them, so they can unleash those bombs and show the world they are already a nuclear power.
Of course, their rhetoric over the years included chants of "Death to America" and Death to Israel, "so it seems quite evident who they want to use such weapons against.
Trouble is, if they were to actually DO THAT, the geographic area known as Iran would be destroyed in retaliatory nuclear strikes.
The world appears to be witnessing some sort of maniacal situation wherein a nation is deliberately choosing to engage in actions that cause its destruction. Is there mental health help available when an entire nation becomes suicidal?
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