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Az I thought, There is NO LAW that stated "Even if you make Peaceful Nuke power-plants you have to disclose it.
reply to post by ATSWATCHER
You are being obtuse. Obviously there has been questions on Exactly what Iran's nuclear program is. As a signor of the NPT, Iran was found in non-compliance with its NPT safeguards agreement. Specifically it failed to declare it's Uranium enrichment program at all. There were also other non-compliance issues with the NPT in regards to safeguard agreements ect.
The NPT just doesn't say "Hey I can make nuclear power without safeguards in place that are not verifiable by the IAEA". Iran has had a history of non-disclosure and according to the IAEA, hasn't met the threshold of verification needed to exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program.
As a signer of the NPT, Iran has obligations it has NOT met.
Obviously you read the NPT differently than the IAEA, UN and Security Council. Otherwise Iran would not be facing the punitive actions it has.
reply to post by pavil
I agree with your assessment, Iran did sign the NPT and definitely has not followed protocols, why is good question.
Just my opinion but the tech for gun type bombs is relatively easy and they do have the industrial base to do that - have they done so I don't know.
Unless and until they either test one on their own soil or use one in anger nobody can claim 100% that they have it. However the same goes for all of you claiming Iran does not have the bomb just because you haven't seen the mushroom.
I fall on the side of assuming they do have because there really is not much logic in non-compliance with NPT protocol or inspections and suffering sanctions. Again one has to ask why.
Seems the anecdotal evidence is Iran tests missile tech for NK and likewise NK may test Iran's weapons, again have to qualify all this with no one in the public is able to prove or disprove any of this.
Israel always brought into this seems like a side issue because they never have signed the NPT. Many have mentioned rather directly that Iran as a sovereign nation can do as it pleases, well that's true, until that sovereign nation signs an international treaty or pulls out of it.