HORRIFYING fake footage of the US Capitol being blown up was released by Iran as Joe Biden comes under increasing pressure to take action from a GOP senator.
The video leaked on state-controlled Iranian TV on Sunday before Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s speech depicted a missile being fired as the Washington DC building is engulfed in flames.
Biden is now under mounting pressure not to surrender to Iran’s threats by Republicans as tensions between both countries continue simmer.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Khamenei praised the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), who have repeatedly launched operations against the United States, in his address.
“The Americans have been for years deeply saddened by the Islamic republic’s influence, and they were angry with General Soleimani for this reason and martyred him for this reason,” Khamenei raged.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania blasted the fake attack on the US Capitol on Twitter and highlighted a viddeo of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, giving a grim assessment of their relations with America.
Toomey wrote: “Last week, Iran’s chief diplomat allegedly admitted the IRGC calls the shots in Tehran.
“Now, Iran releases a fake video of the [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] blowing up our Capitol. The Biden admin’s priority should be ensuring Iran cannot carry out such an attack, not capitulating by removing sanctions.”
Rouhani described the sanctions against Tehran as being on the “brink of extermination” as tensions escalate, despite reports of a mutual pact.
In the tape obtained by the Beacon, Zarif said Tehran won’t ever concede to Washington, nor will they ever come to an agreement.
“I believe Iran and the U.S. will never be friends as long as the Islamic republic preserves its identity,” the Iranian official stated, per the tape. “Never will our issues with America be resolved.”
Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018, which was completed under Obama, and he introduced new sanctions on Tehran.
What was the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
BROKERED by the Obama White House and signed by seven world powers, the Iran nuclear deal aimed to reduce the country’s ability to produce nuclear weapons.
However, Donald Trump withdrew the US from the deal last year – branding it “horrible” and “one-sided”.
Iran has also pledged to breach the agreement until it receives the sanctions relief it says it is owed.
The deal was an agreement between the Islamic Republic and a group of world powers aimed at scrapping the Middle Eastern country’s nuclear weapons programme.
It saw Iran agree to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium by 98 per cent.
Enriched uranium is a critical component for making nuclear weapons and in nuclear power stations and by curbing the amount Iran produce is a way to curb the number of weapons produced.
As part of the agreement, Iran also agreed to only enrich their uranium up to 3.67 per cent over the next 15 years and they agreed to reduce their gas centrifuges for 13 years.
Gas centrifuges are used to separate different types of uranium which allows specific types to then be used to manufacture nuclear weapons or generators.
Iranian nuclear facilities were limited to a single facility with only first-generation centrifuges for 10 years and other nuclear facilities had to be converted into other use.
In addition, they were barred from building any more heavy-water faculties – a type of nuclear reactor which uses heavy water (deuterium oxide) as a coolant to maintain temperatures in the reactor.
Also under the agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency was granted regular access to all Iranian nuclear facilities to ensure Iran maintains the deal.
If Iran abided by the deal it was promised relief from the US, European Union, and the United Nations Security Council on all nuclear-related economic sanctions.
The agreement was reached on July 14, 2015, and the world powers signed it in Vienna.
The US’ European allies objected to this sanctions and Iran violated the deal when Trump withdrew, continuing its nuclear program far beyond the stipulations of the deal.
However, Iranian and American officials are reportedly in talks about reviving the Iran nuclear deal, according to reports.
But officials there are refusing to roll back their nuclear activities until Biden lifts the Trump administration sanctions.
Meanwhile, the White House won’t repeal these until Iran has complied with terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plant of Action (JCPOA).
Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told ABC News’ This Week “there’s still a fair distance to travel to close the remaining gaps.
“Those gaps are over what sanctions the United States and other countries will roll back,” he continued.
“They are over what nuclear restrictions Iran will accept on its program to ensure that they can never get a nuclear weapon.”
The latest tensions emerged after a Navy commander issued a warning to Iran after a US warship was forced to fire warning shots during a tense confrontation with three Iranian attack boats in the Persian Gulf.
Back in March, it was feared Iran was secretly building a nuclear bomb by hiding the machinery needed to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels, a new report reveals.
Western intelligence officials say the hardline Islamic Republic is now deliberately concealing key components of its controversial nuclear programme from UN inspectors.
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The equipment reportedly being hidden from sight includes essential parts and pumps for centrifuges – the machines used to enrich uranium to weapons grade.
Many of the illicit components are being being stored at secret sites which are run by the country’s feared Revolutionary Guard Corps, reports the Telegraph.
That disturbing news came just weeks after Tehran boasted it could “easily” produce the high-grade uranium needed for nukes in what was seen as a chilling new threat to the US.