Why Does Iran Require a Special "Deal" to Not Develop Nuclear Weapons?

(Jerusalem Post) Seth J. Frantzman - The original 2015 Iran deal guaranteed that Tehran would be able to continue its path to nuclear weapons after 15 years. No other country required a special "deal" in order to not develop nuclear weapons: only Iran. Iran's use of nuclear enrichment is a kind of mafia approach to foreign policy: Do a deal with us or we might start a war. If Iran doesn't get everything it wants, it will enrich uranium to threaten the world. Since 2018, when the U.S. administration walked away from the deal, the other signatories of the deal have done nothing to stop Iran enriching uranium, illustrating that the Islamic Republic can do whatever it wants with or without the deal, without any consequences. How can international relations be held hostage to a country constantly threatening to build a nuclear weapon? If Iran can use nuclear enrichment to get things, won't it do that again in the future? It is argued that the Iran deal prevents war. But Iran has already sent proxies in Iraq to carry out dozens of attacks that killed hundreds of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003. Moreover, Iran has sent drones and missiles to proxies in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen to carry out attacks on Saudi Arabia and Israel.

2021-04-22 00:00:00

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