Iran is approaching the threshold where enriched uranium is now suitable for a nuclear weapon. Because of this, the US has again stated that it will not allow Tehran to have such a tool.
The government in Washington does not rule out military action, it became clear from the words of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. During his tour of the Middle East, he gave an interview to Al-Arabiya. Asked if the US included possible military intervention in its plans, Blinken said: “All options are on the table.”
However, the preferred way to get Iran’s regime to back down is still negotiations, he added, quoted by Die Welt. Iran had the opportunity to return to the international nuclear deal but refused, Blinken said. Back in the summer of 2022, US President Joe Biden did not rule out an attack “as a last resort”.
Negotiations to revive the 2015 Vienna nuclear deal between Iran and the West have been deadlocked for many months. According to diplomats, Tehran blocked the agreement shortly before its conclusion. The brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests in the Islamic Republic has also shaken confidence in the talks. The EU condemned the actions of the Iranian security apparatus and imposed new, tough sanctions.