Iran Using Death of Nuclear Scientist as Excuse to Double Down on Uranium Enrichment

Iran Using Death of Nuclear Scientist as Excuse to Double Down on Uranium Enrichment

(NewsReady.com) – America has been trying to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of Iranian government officials for years because of the danger the nation presents to the US and its allies. But, it seems the country is using the death of its top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, to further its dangerous agenda.

On December 1, Iran’s parliament voted to pass a draft bill that would suspend UN inspections of its facilities if countries don’t lift banking and oil sanctions. It also seeks to enhance uranium enrichment in the country.

The spokesman for the country’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Abolfazl Amooei, said the legislation will “open the locks” the international community placed on its nuclear program and “advance the goals of nuclear martyrs” like Fakhrizadeh, who died on November 27.

While Iranian officials may say the parliament is advancing the bill because of the death of the scientist, building its nuclear program is something they’ve wanted for a long time. It seems this is just their most recent, convenient excuse.

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