The Controversy Surrounding The Iran Deal

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The Iran deal paves the way towards a more integrated world

The controversy surrounding the Iran deal springs from its uncertainty. Will this deal lead to a nuclear-armed superpower, or will this deal lead to a safer world?

Many believe it is naïve to think this agreement can result in a more unified world, as having optimism seems redundant given the turbulence of the middle east: ISIS is on the rise, Libya is at war with itself, Israel and Palestine’s conflict is crippling, the Arab spring is in scraps, and Syria’s civil war has killed an estimated hundred thousand.

However, naivety cannot cloud the fact that the deal ensures that Iran reduces its Uranium stockpile by 98%. It stops Iran from enriching Uranium past 3.67% for 15 years, where 90% enrichment is needed to create a nuclear bomb. These figures by themselves are primary advocates for the signing of this deal, as they show how the deal, if held, ensures Iran is incapable of developing a nuclear bomb for over a decade.

As simplicity seems an apparition to our generation, the deal is imbedded in flaws. When closely inspected, it can be found that the agreement does not significantly increase Iran’s ‘breakout time’: the time taken to enrich the amount of uranium needed to create a nuclear bomb. Currently, without signing the deal, estimates of this time are two months. Obama has stated that if Iran ‘decide to break the deal, kick out all the inspectors, break the seals and go for a bomb, we’d have over a year to

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