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How has the history of Iran's nuclear program changed? How does Iran's current nuclear program operate? How has it affected Iran's and the world's economy and nuclear politics?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Iran has some uranium deposits, mainly around the Alborz mountains.  Using this and purchases they have centrifuges separating the U235 isotope (which is only 0.7% of all uranium).  The international agreement Trump pulled the USA out of limited Iran to enriching to no more than 20% from 0.7%.  The UN's International agency monitoring Iran says they are nearing 35%.  This is still well below what is needed for weapons grade U235, but of some concern.

    A number of countries are not happy with the idea of Iran being nuclear-armed.  These include Sunni Moslem states such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan, because Iran is Shi'a, a fairly different brand of Islam.  And of course, Israel is worried.

  • 2 months ago

    Iran is a signatory to, and in full compliance with the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) and is constantly monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure ongoing compliance. Iran has offered the IAEA permanent residence in the country, with the permission to inspect anywhere in Iran and at anytime.

    You can get the latest updates directly from the IAEA website.

    Iran has only ever refined uranium to a very low grade, and far below the 97% refinement required for producing nuclear weapons, and neither are there any such facilities which is contrary to the consistently false allegations made by Israel. Iran builds nuclear power plants and produces medical isotopes.

    Israel however does have nuclear weapons, and is not a signatory of the NNPT, and does not allow IAEA inspections of their hidden nuclear facilities. Sadly nobody in the Government or the Corporate owned media dare say anything about that.

  • fuzzy
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    2 months ago

    "How does Iran's current nuclear program operate?"  I don't think if the Pope himself asked them that he would get a true answer

  • Nobody has any idea 

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  • 2 months ago

    Personally I can understand why Iran would feel that it needs nuclear weapons as it is constantly under threat from the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A political history question, not a science question. 

    Move it to that category for more informed answers.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The European signatories to the nuclear deal are no fools and they were satisfied it was verifiably working regardless of Israel's claims. But the Europeans could not compensate for the trade lost due to Trump's American sanctions and Iran responded by increasing its production of enriched uranium. By pulling out of the nuclear deal Trump has actually revived Iran's progress towards producing nuclear weapons.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Bud bud ding ding!

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