Why Should Iran Disarm ?




 
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Boots
 
June 26th, 2005  
discourse
 

Topic: Why Should Iran Disarm ?


I read this interesting article on the website called "New Civilisation", it questions why countries like America should be allowed to hold on to their nuclear weapons where as they want Iran to disarm, especially since both have signed up to the NPT. Full article at

http://www.newcivilisation.com/index...ssue/spring_05
June 29th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
NPT states that you agree to not manufacutre any weapons of mass destruction and that you over a time decreases the arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.

Iran is manufacturing new weapons, USA is ceeping their old weapons they already have, slowly decreasing the arsenal of these, same thing Russia is doing.

I do see your point, and i think its quite a two sided opinion.

Was some time since i last read the NPT though.
June 29th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
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why countries like America should be allowed to hold on to their nuclear weapons where as they want Iran to disarm, especially since both have signed up to the NPT
Because the USA is not a exteme fumdamentalist theocracy that is actively supporting terror?
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June 30th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
Quote:
USA is ceeping their old weapons they already have, slowly decreasing the arsenal of these,
After the war in Iraq the US found there bunker busters weren't as effective as they hoped, so they took the next logical step. There strapping nukes to the front of them. This was a big campaign issue in 04 election.

Not saying i disagree with this step, but we are developing and building new nuclear weapons to add to our aresnal. I think the reason is more along the lines of Shermans statement.
June 30th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
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why countries like America should be allowed to hold on to their nuclear weapons where as they want Iran to disarm, especially since both have signed up to the NPT
Because the USA is not a exteme fumdamentalist theocracy that is actively supporting terror?
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

Now, before all the knee-jerk-non-reading people overreact to this I feel I must preface this query with a disclaimer... I am not disputing anyone's opinion about whether or not Iran is involved in any way shape or form illegal activities of any sort.
Clear?
Now...
Are there any sources making a claim in regards to this idea that Iran is actively involved in funding or supporting terror, that do NOT have a vested interest, ie Israel, the US etc but rather an at least moderately impartial source?
June 30th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Bulldog,

Iran is known for it's links with hizballah, one of the worlds most hardcore terrorist groups. The meaning of a nuclear weapon in Hizballah hands is a total nuclear war in the Middle East and possibly the world.
June 30th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Right, I know the conventional wisdom on this, I am just asking from whence the claims came and has any "third party" also made similar claims based on its own intelligence? Where I live now there isn't a lot of information available to me except what is on the net, just asking if there are some credible disinterested parties that have posted info about Iran. That's all.
June 30th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
Quote:
USA is ceeping their old weapons they already have, slowly decreasing the arsenal of these,
After the war in Iraq the US found there bunker busters weren't as effective as they hoped, so they took the next logical step. There strapping nukes to the front of them. This was a big campaign issue in 04 election.

Not saying i disagree with this step, but we are developing and building new nuclear weapons to add to our aresnal. I think the reason is more along the lines of Shermans statement.
Then I see no point, chacing others for developing something they develop them selfs disrespecting the rules them self.
June 30th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Bulldogg,

The Iranis arnt even denieing it. They and the Syrians have supported and are supporting Hizballah.
June 30th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Ok, ummm, still any links? Inquiring minds wanna know.