Puppy love is out in Iran as the city of Tehran announced that “measures” will be taken against people who walk their dogs in public. In addition, driving with a dog in one’s car is also now forbidden.
Yet, apparently, this is not the case for nuclear weapons – and especially for the Iranian regime which just admitted they made a mockery out of the 2015 nuclear pact with the world powers (see below).
In 2016, Iranian authorities began bursting into people’s houses and confiscating their dogs in a crackdown on “vulgar Western culture.”
In 2014, hardline legislators in Iran’s parliament tried to pass a law making walking, owning or selling a dog a crime punishable by 74 lashes as well as a fine and arrest since it “damages Islamic culture.”
All advertisements for pets or pet-related products were banned in 2010.
The official reason for the current measure in Tehran is because dogs “[create] fear and anxiety.”
Meanwhile, on the nuclear front, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, revealed in a recent TV interview that pictures of cement being poured into the core of the Arak plutonium reactor were photoshopped and that the regime has continued its activities there.
Salehi said he was “thankful to Allah for the way in which the discussions relating to the technical aspects of the nuclear talks were conducted, as they left so many breaches in the agreement that Iran was able to exploit.”
One part of the agreement required Iran to pour cement into certain tubes in the reactor. This, they did, but before doing so, new tubes were purchased to replace the cement-filled ones, Salehi revealed.
“Only one person in Iran knew this,” he said. “We told no one but the top man of the regime [Khamenei]. When our team was in the midst of the negotiations, we knew that [the Westerners] would ultimately renege on their promises. The leader warned us that they were violators of agreements. We had to act wisely. Not only did we avoid destroying the bridges that we had built, but we also built new bridges that would enable us to go back faster if needed.”
Watch the full interview where Salehi details how the regime has circumvented the nuclear agreement: