The Iranian regime claims that it will return to the Vienna indirect “negotiations” on November 29, 2021. It is entirely unclear whether it will do so. What is clear however is that it has likely prepared an elaborate diplomatic arsenal to be able to play for time so as to avoid UN sanctions and will continue to do so until Israel destroys the Iranian nuclear weapons program in late 2022 or early 2023. Iran has its diplomatic timeline and it may or may not include a return to the Vienna framework although it is entirely likely that Iran finds some excuse for not showing up in Vienna on November 29, 2021. It is remarkable what confidence the P5+1 have in diplomacy with the Khomeinist regime at the same time as Tehran is racing towards the bomb with accelerated uranium enrichment. Why on earth would Tehran accelerate its enrichment towards weapons grade uranium if the Khomeinist regime intended to return to the JCPOA? It simply does not add up. Why have Iran delayed “negotiations” since June 2021 other than simply to buy time for accelerating its nuclear weapons program? That certainly makes sense. The international diplomatic efforts are a mere sideshow that helps Iran avoid UN sanctions until Israel destroys the Iranian nuclear weapons program in late 2022 or early 2023.