Greg Corombos – June 24, 2017
New evidence collected by opposition sources shows Iran’s mullah-led regime has been accelerating its nuclear program ever since it became clear the West was committed to making a deal back in 2015.
Ballistic missile tests are blatant evidence the regime continues to pursue nuclear weapons, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI.
“Tehran had decided (before the nuclear deal was finalized) to step up their efforts on the missile side of their rogue behavior, namely expanding both the production of the missiles but their readiness to deploy them and make them operational,”said Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI’s U.S. office, at a news conferences in Washington.
Jafarzadeh said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, is taking a bigger role in the missile program through the Aerospace Force.
“It used to be called the Air Force of the IRGC, basically having helicopters control airports and all of that. Since a few years ago, they changed the whole structure into Aerospace Force, meaning the dominance is with the missile program. Most of their work is the expansion of the missile program,” said Jafarzadeh.