I wish, I could agree. But 60% of a Tank or Rifle does not do anything. I have said enough on this. But repeat that centrifuges themselves can be made to resist attacks. New generation can be made to vent gas and slow down safely, in case of power cut or loss of process control.
If Israel or the US thinks you actually have nuclear weapons capability or are on the brink of getting it they will most likely attack.
Actually having sufficient weapons to defend yourself should be the goal rather than a nuclear capability that will get you attacked and sanctioned by everyone, but without enough actual material to use to defend yourself.
They said the centrifuges destroyed were old model ones and the new ones they are replacing them with are much more efficient and effective, so that is already a negative consequence of their attack.
Ultimately they are in a position where if they have decided they will only ever be safe with nuclear weapons then they are going to do something like this and say we are scaling up our enrichment (but not say how much further they are actually going) in a bid to cover for the increased activity, and not invite an attack.
Or if they are still opposed to nuclear weapons then this is stepping up their equivalent of crippling economic sanctions on the west... they wont have any use for the more highly enriched material but if the US folds... like Biden seems to be doing on things, then they can use the already enriched material they don't need as something they can bargain away for a better deal.
I am pretty sure the west does not want to go back to the original deal because essentially the deal was all about giving the west better knowledge of Irans nuclear programme and delaying any potential weapon making capacity by the 10 or so years it was going to operate for.
Well the original deal was already about to expire with Iran being able to buy new weapon systems and other perks and a stage they never wanted Iran to get to... they were supposed to use their inspection anywhere knowledge to work out where to bomb and by now there would be a lot of smoking craters in Iran.
Their problem was that Iran took advantage of the situation and used the growth and development and stupid interventions by the US in Syria and Iraq and interventions supported by the west in Yemen, that were supposed to change the balance in favour of the US or Saudi Arabia, and Iran and also Russia tried to assist their Neighbours and traditional allies and essentially turned the tide.
The US occupies Iraq and owns Iraq but they are not really the heroes and saviours they think they are... there are plenty of Iraqis who resent their presence and just want them to leave and being a majority Shia are not as hostile to Shia based Iran as Saddams sunni muslim government was. Equally in Syria and less openly in Yemen Iran has made a significant effect on the ground in dealing with ISIS and the chaotic rabble the west wanted to take over... thinking they can create some sort of new democracy... cough cough... never happens... and ending up with Libya or losing.
I am sure the Syrian people and the people of Yemen are glad the US are losing....
The point is that the whole purpose of the JPOA treaty from Obamas perspective was a delaying are recon exercise to slow Iran down in getting nuclear weapon technology, and allowing them to find targets... people, buildings, machinery, etc to target to slow it down even further... or perhaps even make them have to start again.
In a sense Trumps tantrum was inevidible... the Biden and Obama administration should be happy that he was made to look the bad pro war guy and they could pretend to be the good cop trying to fix things... but don't look too close at the details of their new demands... Iran to withdraw and stop interfering in our regime change operations... which is eventually going to include one in Iran anyway, and get rid of ballistic weapon and space launch technology too... which Iran will not agree to of course, so back to normal stalemate.