Relations With Iran Essay

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College of San Mateo
Elijah Smith
Iran negotiators face late obstacles on deal

The U.S. has been closing in on an agreement with Iran. The U.S. plan is to limit Iran’s’ nuclear program. The deal seems to be coming to an end but the U.S. has now added new policies to the deal that would regulate them (military) heavily. This deal would also lift the sanctions on Iran imposed by the United Nations. Many particulars have been altered which has now generated a new disagreement.

This is an attempt by the U.S. to sort of end their feud with Iran while still monitoring their military activity. In this deal there are also disagreements over Iran’s research and development of advanced centrifuges, which allow Iran to produce nuclear fuel at a very fast rate. The U.S. plans to remove many of these centrifuges while allowing Iran to keep 6500 of them still in operation. Today we would get about a couple months warning time on Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon but with American officials conclude that with limited centrifuges along with limited amounts of Uranium this warning could then jump to a year long (at least) warning which would give other countries time to prepare for the such matter. Also with the limitations and heavy regulations

imposed in the deal, it would be very difficult for Iran to build good nuclear weapons at high rate. So in complex arrangements the U.S. would command the Iranian military to ship most of its uranium to Russian for allowance to keep their centrifuges.

Another issue involving this deal/accord is how long it will last. American officials have said that this deal would be in effect for at least 10 years of an expected 15-year agreement. But Iranian counterparts argue that the deal should run no longer than 7 years according to an interview last summer. The problem with this is that after the deal expires Iran will have as much freedom to build as many nuclear weapons as they want. The Obama administration is taking a chance on Iran being a changed more cooperative Iran when the deal is over. But deals are still being taken place to limit the chance of Iran becoming a nuclear super power. Certain measures would be set in place to allow U.S. visits to Iranian military sites where nuclear activity is suspected. Another way to prevent Iranian nuclear development would be to keep some constraints, like a ban on the construction of nuclear fuel reprocessing plants after the agreement expires. The U.S. wants “a deal that will prove over the long term that each pathway to a bomb is closed off”. Iranian officials have so far disagreed with

these terms. Iran wants an agreement that will guarantee that their program will forever be peaceful.

Iran also has a couple demands themselves. Let me start by stating the Iran is pretty much against all of the U.S. demands. Their military leaders strongly oppose the inspection of their facilities and site by the U.S. Iran wants the U.S. to remove all United Nations sanctions as a part of this deal. But the U.S. and its allies are very reluctant because the sanctions imposed on Iran include a ban on high-technology goods that could help Iran build a nuclear weapon. So discussions are taking place about to set up a monitoring system for Iran to receive its technology, with continuing bans on certain goods. Iran also disagrees with the U.S. insisting on long lasting restrictions on Iranian research and development of advanced centrifuges. Iran believes this is unfair saying that no other countries live with these restrictions. Iran also refuses to answer all of the questions presented by the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding research and design work on nuclear weapons and how to shrink them into a warhead. These questions have been continually asked for many years now but I