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Should Iran withdraw from the NNPT?

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Started: 11/21/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RegardezBeauregard

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The P5+1 nations have failed to resolve their issue against Iran after nearly 8 years of stalling on the issue. The economic and military responses to an unofficial statement against the unverified pursuance of nuclear weapons by Iran can be seen as unlawful. The IAEA and P5+1 have violated both parts of Article 4 of the NNPT by halting the processes of nuclear power installations, which decreases electrical output for domestic needs within Iran. This is not shocking as both Article 1 and 2 of the NNPT continue to be violated by Russia, China, and the United States of America. Iran's neighbour, Pakistan, has nuclear weapons and is not a signatory of the NNPT. Iran's pressure can then be seen as biased, bringing up the issue that a corrupt political tug-of-war between all P5+1 nations is halting peaceful energy production within Iran. The IAEA have failed to protect Iran's rights and cannot bring pressure on Iran since Iran cooperates on the supposed Article 3 violation by Iran, that is still unverified and therefore non-existent until proven guilty of the suspected offence. Iran's withdrawn complain will be seen as justified because of corruption and political bullying that abuses the nature of peaceful nuclear energy production.
FBDAWSON

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Considering this is the opening Round I believe that I should be presenting my view on the situation.
Iran shouldn"t leave the NNPT primarily because this could inflict further violence and agression towards other countries such as the Israeli"s. Iran predominantly Shia based religion has made it obvious that they believe Jerusalem is theirs, and that it shouldn"t be shared with the Israeli jews. An example of this conflict happened recently in Jerusalem where there was conflcit between Muslims and the local police forces. Once again I would like to emphasize that Iran"s removal from the NPPT would cause further investment into nucleur weapons due to their rich uranium deposits, as a form of defense rather than a possible solution to the conflict.
One of the main reasons the P5+1 nations have been unsuccessfull is because of the relationship between Western countries (mainly the US) and Russia, due to other political conflicts such as the Ukraine crisis.
I undertsand that the Iranians may feel the need to invest in nuclear weapons for defense purposes, however with the increasing political relations between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry I believe that Iran"s security is on the road for improvement. These geopolitical relations between the US and Iran shown at the recent conference in Vienna are mainly happening now because of the fact that the US is supportig Shia based countries in efforts to eradicate ISIL. However the American"s have also been trying to reduce their interventions by getting Arab countries to try and cooperate rather than fight eachother because of their ethnic groups.
Finally you also mentioned how many of the P5+1 nations break some of the rules in the NPPT but this is also the case in Iran who continue to exploit their uranium resources.
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Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Emilrose 2 years ago
Emilrose
"Unverified"? Actually, Iran have made it perfectly clear that they *at least* want to pursue nuclear weapons. Hence why they have their own program--and have come out in defense of its enrichment; their main claim is that they want it for "peaceful purposes", which is of course largely contradicted by the fact that Iran is the highest state sponsor of terror within the Middle East and has issued much rhetoric on what it would do if it were to have nuclear weaponry.
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