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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    Never gonna happen. The U.S. likes having the big stick and being able to tell everyone else what to do, besides if we gave ours up and others managed to hide one or two then suddenly we would go from the bully to the bullied and the professional political class of the country would not like that.
    That's why the caveat was verified denuclearization by all others. In a non-nuclear world the US would have more coercive power, not less.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's why the caveat was verified denuclearization by all others. In a non-nuclear world the US would have more coercive power, not less.
    What if "all others" wanted the U.S> to denuclearize first?

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    What if "all others" wanted the U.S> to denuclearize first?
    It would have to be simultaneous and verified.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It would have to be simultaneous and verified.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    right
    Anything else would be irresponsible.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Anything else would be irresponsible.
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    right
    Do you actually have a view on this matter? Or just a pose?
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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which still won't stop the UN from running their lives. If Iran walked away from the UN, they'd still be up for a stiff fight over getting nukes.
    Of course, but they would have a better argument then. They could complain about the US violating the UN rules by harrassing it.

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?[W:296]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I heard someone make the argument that Obama doesn't believe the US has any rightful role in preventing or hindering Iran from developing and maintaining nuclear weapons. I don't know that that's true, and nobody but the President can answer to what he believes, so I'll ask what you believe. If Iran has the ability, does it have the "right" to nuclear weapons? (By "right", I mean the U.S. and other nations would not be unjustified in trying to prevent it.)

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    In this negative sense, yes.

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    Re: Does Iran have a "Right" to Nuclear Weapons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert in Ohio View Post
    So since there is no (to quote you) "global system that believably guarantees international security" we should not be demanding that Iran not develop a nuclear weapon.
    May be, I misunderstood you. Because there is no such system we should keep our bombs and do whatever it takes to stop Iran.

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