Originally posted by Jakes51
However, this issue with Iran is opening up a can of worms regarding the US's stance on non-proliferation. Still, I don't see why Iran should be
allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, if that is indeed what they aspire too; because the US or even Israel is allegedly hypocrites on the matter? It
will open the flood-gates for proliferation in the Middle East and other parts of the world.
However, because some nations have broke the rules and inherently made the world more dangerous, Iran has the right to potentially make the world even
more dangerous? In my personal opinion, I feel the regime in Iran is unhinged and for the sake of security in the Middle East and world peace, the
world cannot allow them to develop nuclear weapons.
Can of worms is putting it mildly
I will present to you something I posted in another thread, for it is indeed a slippery slope, but sometimes the best way to correct years of neglect
(to the NPT treaty) is with some actions that abide by it.
"There is a very easy solution to this problem.
The western nations should stand up and offer to HELP Iran build their nuclear facilities.
It would give Israel the assurances neccessary to not pre-emptive strike.
It would show the Iranians that the world welcomes you to the world nuclear stage.
And, finally, it gives everybody unmitigated access to the program, thereby making it almost impossible to build weaponry during the process.
After Ahmadinejad called out Obama to a public debate, he would be very hard pressed to refuse help."
We may never know if Iran's ambitions are purely power generation or weaponisation, but we would know if we were there helping.
That, and both of our countries(if you are American) produce some wonderful reactors that serve no function other than power generation,
For Canada, the CANDU, for US, not sure, but they do make them.
This would have allowed us to not only supervise and maintain compliance with NPT, but we could have also made a friend and a little cash.