Iran Nuclear Weapons Problem

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For many years the conquest to eliminate the threat of weapons of mass destruction has been both a hobby and a major struggle for America. In recent light, yet not so recent, the struggle to rid Iran of its nuclear capabilities has seen heightened debate on whether a deal has the power to do so. Through a span of twelve years, this deal, most commonly referred to as the Iran deal, has seen negotiations with the five major members of the U.N. Within this deal there is a desire to eliminate the possibility for Iran to create nuclear weapons; by confiscating crucial necessities to the process plutonium and uranium, as well as implementing the supervision of U.N. officials at their nuclear facilities. However, with any deal, there are parties …show more content…
A writer like Gary Samore argues this position, adding that this deal postpones any threat in the near future; however, this is not an indefinite way to approach this issue. At the start of his article he assures that there is much confusion of Iran’s capabilities stating that “Under the tentative deal, Iran’s production of plutonium… along with enriched uranium----is constrained indefinitely” (Samore et al.pg.28). With the production of plutonium and enriched uranium constrained Iran loses out on producing the main ingredients required to create a nuclear arsenal. Further constraints will be had on the amount of centrifuges allowed; which will further slow the creation of nuclear weapons. Where the problem may lie is with the short duration of these constraints; after only ten years, these constraints will lessen and then after fifteen no constraints at all. Those that oppose this deal are looking for stricter regulations with more pressure on Iran; though Samore believes more regulation leads to further issues. “We intensify sanctions, and then Iran intensifies nuclear activities” (Samore et al.pg.28). Even if America proposed stricter regulations it would have no support from the members of the U.N. In the end this deal is not perfect, but it delays any threat of nuclear annihilation till the cure is …show more content…
Russia, by the time a deal was presented, already stood behind a nuclear arsenal; which boosted their leverage. Unlike Russia, Iran stands only behind the technology to create a nuclear arsenal. This is a leverage that only has potential to increase over the time frame that it takes for a nuclear weapon to craft. Supports believe that this deal is crucial; buying time from Iran to further use on discovering an alternative way of fighting a nuclear threat. However, with this deal Iran grows economically; which may pose the possibility that they may leave this deal stronger than ever. In the end, no one wants to see the end and compromises are necessary for another

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