Iran has openly, on innumerable occasions, called for the destruction of Israel. This is incontrovertible. Israel, on the other hand, only wants to protect it's citizens, and aside from the questions of defensible borders, has no intentions to occupy or attack Iran, only to attack to prevent a nuclear armed Iran. The government of Israel doesn't, despite the crazy anti-Semitic preaching in the Middle East, doesn't want to control or invade the greater Middle East. If they did, they surely have the means to do so right now. They have the means of annihilation within their hands and yet have not used it, yet we are expected to believe that a country like Iran, which has used proxies for decades to attack their enemies, would not show the same restraint. I, for one, would rather put all of my trust in Israel, and it's intentions, than those of Iran, which are clear to any who choose to listen.
The Iranians have, on numerous occasions hid certain parts of their facilities from inspectors. Every time the U.N. Tries to investigate the Iran nuclear plants, they are always denied access to certain areas of the plant. The Iranian government has repeatedly said that they would show inspectors the entire facility but it has never happened.
Obviously, Iran is a threat for wanting to to obtain Nuclear Weapons. Of course, other countries already have nuclear weapons, but our country does not threaten to go to war with them. We might sleep with one eye open, but people do not hear much in the way of going to war with India and Pakistan. The difference between those countries is that we are invested in them. Plus Iran is being run by a man who cares more about power than his own people. So that is probably why we perceive Iran as more of a threat.
The current Iranian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared many threats against Israel, a key ally to most of the Western world. Declaring Israel to be a "Zionist regime" and denying the Holocaust, the country of Iran has been working with nuclear materials that many other countries and nations fear may be eventually used as a tool to declare war on Israel or other countries that they associate with them. It is entirely within reason to think that they may be instrumental someday in creating a large scale conflict that will threaten and bring war to many neighboring countries and governments.
Ever since the islamic republic of Iran was "created" in 1980, there has been nothing but threats, hostility towards the entire western world (or western civilization for short). There was no problem about nuclear weapons and nuclear deals back when iran was still a monarchy and both the country and the areas around iran weren't so hostile.
It really is simple, Iran deals with terrorists. You cant allow a country that deals with terrorists to get nukes and since Iran is clearly trying to get nukes that makes them a threat. Also since they deal with terrorists maybe one of those nukes end up with some terrorist group.
The current Iranian regime is a fierce critic of the illegal occupation of the West Bank in Palestine but that is a matter for them and the Israelis to discuss. Let’s put this issue in perspective, Israel already possesses nuclear weapons, as well as the inter-continental ballistic missiles to deliver those warheads as far as New York or Tokyo, and Israel also refuses to sign the UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or open their nuclear facilities up to international inspection. Furthermore, they have repeatedly threatened to launch a major pre-emptive strike on Iran. We should take this threat seriously because Israel’s military has a long history of violating their neighbour’s sovereign territory. Perhaps Iran could pose a minor regional threat in the future but, for the time being, Israel poses the biggest threat to peace in the Middle East and beyond.
USA's biggest threat is Israel , they are giving the USA a bad image across the world with their unfair treatment of the poor old holocaust survivors , draining USA tax money.
Please read about the Holodomor, where the Jewish run governments exterminated unwanted people by hunger/starving them to death, way more people than the Nazi's killed, however we never hear about this. Please read about the USS liberty and how Israel attacked and killed US marines and army members to try initiate a false flag attack on Egypt. How can the people of the once great nation of USA be so blind and be used as a body guard of this tiny useless nation? There are many more factors and reasons why the USA should not support Israel however it seems that Israel is controlling the USA and not the other way around. Please don't initiate more wars as it is not needed.
Nowadays, people automatically associate Islam with terrorism. While current events in the US still do little to disconnect the two in the eye of the general public, one must be careful when generalizing about the Middle East. People often fail to realize that terrorist activities committed by Muslims are a consequence of Islamic extremism and are not characteristic of the entire religion as a whole (kind of like the Westboro Baptist Church's beliefs is not characteristic of the entire Catholic population).
Iran, like the Soviet Republic before it, is well aware of what the consequences would be if it was to attack the US. Also, its government is at a disconnect with Al-Qaeda and other known perpetrators of terrorism, so it would not make sense for them to surrender their nuclear weapons (if they even have any) to the terrorists. The entire situation is blown way out of proportion.
All in all, I don't think Iran represents a formidable threat to the US (at least no more of one than N. Korea, for example).
Iran is not a threat. Iran may deal with terrorists, but the U.S. And Israel deal with the same terrorists in Syria. Both top U.S. And top Israeli officials agree that Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon does not mean they would use it. In fact there is no evidence to suggest that Iran wants a nuclear weapon. It is entirely possible that Iran is planning on using nuclear technology for power.
*Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
*Iran has signed the Biological and Chemical Weapons conventions
*Iran allows weapons inspectors in.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, based on its fundamental religious and legal beliefs, would never resort to the use of weapons of mass destruction," Khamenei said recently. "In contrast to the propaganda of our enemies, fundamentally we are against any production of weapons of mass destruction in any form."
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