In a statement to the international press Rafael Grossi, the Head of the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, stated that the inspectors of the Agency he heads estimate that theIran now has sufficient quantities of highly enriched uranium to build several nuclear warheads. But one sentence in particular should pique interest: “This is a very frustrating event and we don’t understand why they don’t provide the necessary transparency.”
Rafael Grossi, the director of one of the most important, if not the most important, UN agencies, does not understand why the Islamic Republic of Iran does not collaborate, or rather, does not provide the necessary transparency. If the matter were not so serious, but so serious because theatomic it’s dangerous regardless, it would be funny. But when the ultimate weapon is in the hands of the madmen with the turbans and the madness becomes of biblical dimensions, everyone’s mood will pass. Even to those who until the day before were convinced that Iran had the right regardless, because within the radius of the carriers there will also be him, his family, his house and even his dog.
This is because the Iranian nuclear threat would not be a danger only for Israel, and this factual reality, except for the usual suspects, common sense people have understood for some time because a global threat would open up scenarios that give shivers just to think about. The IAEA, kindly, tells us that Iran has accelerated and tripled its production of uranium enriched to 60% in recent weeks, reversing a previous slowdown that began in mid-2023. In reality, what purpose does this statement serve? To prepare a part of the world for a scenario of coexistence with the new nuclear-theocratic power? Even if it were, what’s the point? However, there is the remaining part of the world that does not want, and above all cannot, adapt for the simple reason that the madmen with the turban, those who recently sentenced Roya Heshmati, a thirty-four year old girl, to 70 lashes for having posted a photograph of her without the veil on her head has been threatening for too many years. And the more uranium is refined, the more the threats grow.
The hope, which is becoming increasingly slim, is that of never having proof of who could be the winner of this hypothetical war between democratic and theocratic nuclear weapons. Also because there would probably be few left to celebrate a possible victory. Still on the subject of the UN, we should record the response of Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, to a journalist who asked whether given the considerable presence of UN agencies in Gaza, there had been any indication that underground tunnels were being built. Do you want to know what his response was? “Clearly, not.”
Although it appears that some officials of the UNRWA (UN agency for Palestinian refugees) had raised alarms about the presence of tunnels under United Nations structures in 2017, 2021 and 2022, that UNRWA alone has 13,000 employees in over 300 structures throughout the Gaza Strip where they operate a dozen other UN agencies, and despite the presence in the Gaza Strip of a system of terrorist tunnels that is now believed to be larger than the London Underground network, the UN maintains that it had no inkling of the construction and presence of the tunnels. Antonio Guterres and Stephane Dujarric were not there, and if they were they were sleeping soundly. Even on this, as on the IAEA, if it were not so tragic and bloody, one could laugh a bitter laugh.