Do you think Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons? And, if they are, how close are they to achieving this?
I think that Iran might be working on them, despite their many denials. They might be working on technology that is for peaceful purposes, but that could also quickly be converted into the means to make nuclear bomb. Build the civil nuclear power stuff first, then make bombs later.
What do you think?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded that Iran has engaged in undeclared nuclear activities including the development of uranium enrichment and plutonium separation which is necessary to fuel a nuclear weapon. In response, the United Nations (UN) has leveled a series of sanctions against Iran through various UN Security Council resolutions. I believe it is critical that we continue to use diplomatic pressure, working through international frameworks such as the UN Security Council and the IAEA to deter Iran from its defiant behavior and convince Iran to halt uranium enrichment.
As you know, the National intelligence Agency (NIA) released its National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran concluding that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons development program in 2003. While this part of the report was reassuring, there were other parts of the report that indicate Iran continues to seek enrichment capabilities to support a nuclear weapons program. Unfortunately, Iran is not working with the UN to disprove this possibility. Meanwhile, Iran continues to meddle in Iraq and has not played a helpful role in bringing stability to Iraq. For these reasons, I remain concerned about Iran's role in the region and I believe we must continue to pressure Iran with the support of our allies.
On March 3, 2008, the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted UNSC Rocs 1803, imposing another set of sanctions on Iran for its illegal uranium enrichment program. The UNSC
adopted the resolution b y a vote of 14 to 0, with 1 abstention, after the latest IAEA report
stated that Iran is not suspending its proliferation-sensitive activities. The UN Security Council also stated that it would suspend the sanctions if Iran suspends all enrichment-related
and reprocessing activities! including research and development. as verified by IAEA.
However, the UNSC warned that. in the event Iran did not comply with their many relevant resolutions. they would be forced to take more severe actions.
- murrilloLv 44 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
Very possible, since Israel had nuke weaponry. Possibly in a distant future.
- 1 decade ago
i really dont think they are making nuclear weapons