Why Should the World Care if Iran Has Nuclear Weapons?
Denying Iran Nuclear Weapons
Is there really anything that can be done to stop the progression of events toward conceding Iran nuclear weapons? Most certainly. For starters, President Obama should reconsider his rash election-campaign rhetoric offering to meet with the leaders of rogue states such as Iran, Syria and North Korea "without preconditions."
There must instead be a high cost to Iran for flouting international law and thumbing its nose at the global community. The United States could organize an international coalition to challenge President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, isolate his regime and weaken it through targeted economic sanctions. The Obama administration also needs to realize that:
The United Nations is a diplomatic dead end that will continue to do too little, too late to deny Iran nuclear weapons. Attempts to negotiate a diplomatic deal with Iran represent the triumph of wishful thinking over past experience. Diplomatic carrots alone won't work because for Tehran attaining a nuclear weapon is the biggest carrot.
This deception should have been stopped five years ago, when it first became clear that Iran was concealing its uranium enrichment activities and the regime had not been so hardened in its course of action. Since then, the Ahmadinejad regime has only been encouraged in its reckless designs by the likes of China and Russia with little real pushback from the rest of the international community.
Learn what else the United States can do about this critical challenge with Iran, nuclear weapons and the international community in the article,