19 Jun American policymakers believe that Iran may be developing nuclear weapons.
American policymakers believe that Iran may be developing nuclear weapons. Iran has been acquiring the raw materials, building the parts, and developing the expertise necessary to build nuclear weapons. Although the government of Iran insists that its only goal is the peaceful development of nuclear energy, the United States is skeptical because Iran is a major oil producer without the need of alternative energy sources. Furthermore, the Iranian government has generally failed to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), denying it access to nuclear sites and refusing to answer questions about the suspected link between Iran’s nuclear program and the Iranian military. How should the United States respond to this development? Should it respond militarily, diplomatically, or resign itself to a nuclear Iran?
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