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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group shows that the world has recognized the Islamic Republic’s right to peaceful nuclear technology.
In an address to a gathering of people in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan on Tuesday, President Rouhani said that Iran’s nuclear rights, including uranium enrichment, have been recognized in the deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, France, Britain, Russia, China - plus Germany sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24, 2013, to pave the way for the full resolution of the decade-old dispute with Tehran over its nuclear energy program. The deal came into force on January 20.
Seeing how a #2 is pretty unlikely, or unlikely to happen any time soon, I think its either going to be 1, or, hopefully not, 3. Israel has enough nukes to spark a new Cold War (if it isn't already here) between itself and one of the other P5+1 nations. Right now, the P5+1 have, although they do not yet know it, just made enemies with Israel. Whether or not Israel has the balls to actually do anything about it remains to be seen.
Until Israel starts threatening nuclear exchanges, their opinion means little to me.
Though I would LOVE to see how Israel would be able to manage if the US turned the money spigot off.
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M247? Hi-tech power suit? Are you sure you aren't playing too much Halo? The military doesn't work that way. When I went to Iraq, we were LUCKY to get bullet proof body armor (only works for 3 rounds before the plates have to be replaced though). Most people (especially the national guard and reserves) were given flak vests, which do next to nothing to stop bullets, especially rifle rounds. We were all issued either M16's or M4's (but mostly M16's). Any machine guns or even M16 attachments like the M203 grenade launcher attachment were usually one per squad. War isn't a video game and when you go fight it, rarely do you get the best tech to do so.
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Even if they were developing nuclear weapons technology, they have every right.
The right of self protection is inherent to everyone.
Its the basis for the 2nd Amendment and is not dependent on someone else's "permission".