Iran supplies China with 4 percent of its oil; France, 7 percent; Korea, 9 percent; Japan, 10 percent; Italy, 11 percent; Belgium, 14 percent; Turkey, 22 percent; and Greece 24 percent.
Because Iran has previously used its stronghold on the world oil market to punish and reward other countries, I do believe that attaining nuclear capabilities would make the country a real threat.
If we upset Iran, no more oil for us. That's basically my answer in a nutshell. Not only us, but also the rest of the world. We need oil for the time being, which is sad with all of the pollution it is putting into the environment.
Iran funds its Shariah state by oil revenue internally. It also funds Hezbollah in Lebanon and the rest of the world to ferment Jihad and commit terrorism. They already use bombs, and allowing them nukes gives them an even worse bomb. With nuclear energy, Iran gains both the nuclear option to nuke its enemies and rivals as well as the ability to build nuke plants and then export even more oil that it used to need for domestic power, adding more money to be used to export extremism. Funding Sharia compliant missionaries and Jihadi terrorists alike is done now; this will only increase with more oil money. Adding nuclear bombs that they may use on Israel or Iraq or simply hand to the terrorists they support today only adds to their potential death toll.
Iran hates Israel and will use them when they get a missal that will deliver it
A nuclear-armed Iran could possible pose a considerable threat to world oil markets. It is unclear what an Iran with nuclear capabilities would do, and steps should be taken to ensure that Iran is not allowed to build up a nuclear arsenal. Nuclear warfare is an extremely dangerous threat and actions should be taken to prevent it in any manner.
If Iran holds the nuclear technology it can influence other neighbouring countries by showing supremacy and thus creating monopoly in the oil market.
In the past there have been incidents of Iran using force to obtain more oil wealth. Furthermore, they have stated before that they would utilize nuclear weapons.
I don't believe that there are many things that would be better if Iran was was armed with nuclear weapons. In general, I think a general nuclear disarmament would improve most global conditions, including the economic concerns regarding oil. A nuclear armed Iran would certainly pose a large threat to the costs of oil. Nuclear weapons give countries an over-exaggerated sense of power. I believe if Iran had weapons of mass destruction, they would use this sense of power to demand more money for their much sought-after oil.
Iran is strategically positioned in the middle east to be able to exert power over both the middle east, as well as south Asia. The land route from east to west runs right through Iran, and the water route goes near it. Any nuclear weapons would embolden Iran to control the area, further allowing for less free trade in the area.
The world is running low on resources, as the population of the planet increase. Iran is known for having a large amount of the world's oil. If Iran had nuclear weapons, they could better keep the oil for themselves by protecting it with their advanced technology. This would, in turn, damage the world oil markets and affect drastically our everyday way of living.
A nuclear-armed Iran would definitely pose a threat to the world oil market. Their threats would be much more serious if they had nuclear capabilities. The threat of war, not to mention any real actions, would create chaos and instability on the world oil market. The possibility that the flow of oil might be interrupted is enough to cause the price of oil to rise.
Iran is very unstable, and is not a country that I would feel comfortable with having nuclear weapons. Sure, the government will say what pleases everyone, but, by the time a nuclear weapon is launched at someone else, no matter what the reasoning behind it, it's already going to be too late. Oil prices would go through the roof, and would make today's prices look extremely cheap.
There are so many countries in the Middle East the we as the world relly on them. Coutries in the Middle east that Iran is looking to over power give us the oil we need everyday to do things. they will not pose a threat to the oil at the begging but when they start to take your oil from the weapons they have you will realise that they affected the oil supply
Yes, a nuclear-armed Iran would pose an intolerable threat to world oil markets. We do not want an unstable country, like Iran, having access to nuclear weapons. We can not trust them, and we can't be sure that they would avoid hurting us where it might count.
If Iran were to be able to make nuclear weapons I feel that they would be more of a threat to the Middle East rather than a threat to the world's oil supply. The president of Iran has made threats against Israel by stating that he would wipe them off the face of the earth. And since Israel does not corner the market on the world's oil supply I find that Iran's threat to the world is very low. They are more of a hostile threat to world peace than they are a threat to the world's oil market.
Iran with a nuclear bomb would still need to sell oil to the world. They could threaten the other Middle Eastern oil nations, but those countries would quickly counter with their own weapons of mass destruction or sign deals with nations with larger nuclear arsenals. For example, Saudi Arabia could sign a defense agreement with China and Russia to counter Iranian threats. Iran would need oil revenues with or without a bomb, threatening to cut off supplies to the rest of the world would only cause regime change in Iran.
Dozens of countries already have nuclear weapons throughout the world and the only nation to ever use them in war was the United States. As the Cold War showed, the threat of mutually assured destruction often works to limit otherwise catastrophic conflicts from taking place. Iran's existence is already threatened by many aggressive and nuclear armed neighbors. An Iran with nuclear weapons would bring more stability to the region in the long run and provide safety for oil supplies of the region.
First off, there is no definitive evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. There is no evidence they are a threat. Despite the frantic mainstream media attention that is given to it, Iran has complied with the U.N. 99.9% of the time. Anyone could make the argument that armed nations such as the U.S. and Great Britain are a threat because they are nuclear, but do people do that? No, so why with Iran?
There is no reason to believe that if Iran has nuclear weapons that it will affect the oil market. If Iran has weapons that will not make them gain or loose anything, unless in the case of an attack on them because of the treat that they pose to the global community.