PAP English II
May 5, 2015
United States: Believe it or Not The United States is at a stand still in a decision-making process determining Iran’s intentions regarding the amount of nuclear power they are recently attaining and using. “Since U.S. and Iran do not share the same values it is difficult to negotiate a deal over nuclear technology” (Friedman). United States and the countries surrounding Iran are concerned with the increasing power Iran is potential to gain regarding its nuclear technology.
Lifting the sanctions on Iran is a negotiation that is taking place full of debate all around the world right now, one major factor being the United States decision on the nuclear issue. If lifted $110 billion will be given to Tehran as relief and Iran will be placed back into the global economy. Iran will only receive these benefits if it agrees to the terms given by United States. By making this deal the United States hopes that if Iran does not follow through with their side of the agreement, it will still slow down the breakout capacity of nuclear warfare in Iran. Increasing the amount of time it would take Iran to produce military nuclear weapons, gives the United States more time to solve issues with surrounding areas diplomatically rather then by violence, hoping that when the time comes, they will not become allies with Iran. Obama stated in a speech regarding the foreign policy that the United States does “…believe that there is still a window that allows for a diplomatic resolution to this issue, but ultimately the Iranians' regime has to make a decision to move in that direction, a decision that they have not made thus far” (US Policy).
Since 1970, Iran has been apart of the non- nuclear party of the Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, although recently, they have begun enriching a substance called uranium. Enriched uranium is a very common element used with civil nuclear wars and nuclear weapons, which leads the United States to believe that they have different intentions then they are stating. Iran is trying to convince the United States and other surrounding areas that they are solely being involved in peaceful projects concerning this powerful element. The Security Council of the UN has tried to convince and force Iran to stop with its enrichment activities. United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany have all tried to settle deals regarding the nuclear issue, but all of the attempts have failed. That is where the Iran nuclear issue and the United States come in play within political issues today, Iran has agreed to many terms given by the U.S., but it is up to America to decide if they are convinced Iran will go through with what it is stating it will. “Although, the U.S. is making a plan, if this passes, they will put feet down in Iran’s nuclear complex to monitor any possible cheating performed by Iran and to implement and assure security regarding their nuclear developments” (Friedman).
The foreign policy and framework agreement to extend Iran’s breakout capacity mainly focuses around the reduction of installed enrichment centrifuges. Iran has stated that it will limit the amount and concentration of enriched uranium it will continue to produce. "We do not want to see a nuclear arms race in one of the most volatile regions in the world. We do not want the possibility of a nuclear weapon falling into the hands of terrorists. And we do not want a regime that has been a state sponsor of terrorism being able to feel that it can act even more aggressively or with impunity as a consequence of its nuclear power” (U.S. Policy). Obama does not believe that there is any way around Iran having nuclear infrastructure, therefore making compromises is the best way to keep track of the progress in nuclear warfare Iran is possible of pursuing. ”I reserve all options, and my policy here is not going to be one of containment. My policy is prevention of