Nuclear Weapons Should Not Be Made

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Earlier in 2015 president Barack Obama reached an agreement with many other nations in regards to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The agreement will make it to where Iran will not have the ability to acquire the elements needed to create nuclear weapons, specifically uranium and plutonium. If Iran were to try and build a nuclear weapon without the deal it would take 2-3 months to finish the project. But with the agreement in place, the four pathways to creating the bomb are blocked and therefore, no nuclear weapons should be made. In order to create a nuclear bomb one must have either large amounts of uranium or plutonium. There are four ways in which a nation could possibly acquire these materials needed, these paths have been terminated to Iran. The first way is that Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to produce 8-10 bombs. Because of the agreement Iran must get rid of 98% of their stockpile of the uranium. This reduces their quantity of uranium far below what is needed to make nuclear weapons. The second path, is that Iran would need tens of thousands of centrifuges to create such weapons. A centrifuge is a machine used to separate matters that have different densities. Iran currently has just under 20,000 centrifuges in their possession but with the agreement in place Iran must reduce their centrifuge hold down to only 6,104. This is roughly 1/3 of the amount of centrifuges needed in making these bombs. Another path that Iran could have possibly gone through
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