Friday, October 24, 2003

Why has Iran complied with the international demand that it halt the enrichment of uranium?: "In conclusion, Tehran's decision to comply with the IAEA will allow it to maintain its nuclear research program. It also takes away political ammunition that could be used by the United States and Israel in attempts to weaken the country through U.N. sanctions. Iran will now be able to increase political and economic relations with the European Union and Russia, likely to the detriment of U.S. interests. Finally, if Tehran becomes threatened by U.S. influence on its eastern and western borders, it could quickly weaponize its nuclear energy program and become a nuclear-armed state, thus helping to insulate it from outside threats."

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