How does Iran have nuclear weapons?

How does Iran have nuclear weapons?

Iran has reached 20% purity in the past but has never enriched above that level. The enriched uranium is converted to uranium metal for weapon use. Iran has signaled it could begin building a uranium metal plant that would give it the material to make the core of a nuclear weapon.

What countries think about nuclear weapons?

Nine countries are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These are called nuclear weapons states.

Why would a country want nuclear weapons?

Nuclear weapons represent the ultimate defense of the nation, a deterrent against any and all potential adversaries. Combined with diplomacy and conventional military capabilities, nuclear weapons have helped to avoid a large-scale conflict between leading world powers for over fifty years.

Why is it important to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons?

For decades, the United States and the international community have mobilized to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, believing that nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iranian regime would directly threaten Israel, destabilize the region, and present a security risk to the US, Europe and other allies.

Why is Iran a threat to the world?

The Iranian Nuclear Threat: Why it Matters On July 1, 2019, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Iran had exceeded its agreed-to limit on the volume of its stockpile of enriched uranium, putting heightened concerns about an Iranian nuclear weapons program back in the headlines.

Why is the world okay with Israel having nuclear weapons?

Is there something hypocritical about the world tolerating Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which the country does not officially acknowledge but has been publicly known for decades, and yet punishing Iran with severe economic sanctions just for its suspected steps toward a weapons program?

Why are small countries allowed to have nuclear weapons?

If someone here TRULY believes Iran or Nkorea wants to start ww3, they are deceiving themselves. They want nuclear capability to ward off an attack by any outsiders. These small countries know very well they will never have real delivery capability (ICBM) to become a true threat.