By Brandon Lee
On Thursday, April 2nd, the Israeli government made new demands against a nuclear agreement with Iran. President Obama and other world powers announced that the new demands will create a better deal with Iran than the previous demands. However, critics say that the new demands are impractical because there is no agreement that can guarantee that Iran doesn’t get a hold of a nuclear bomb. President Obama has had to make many judgment calls so that others countries could reach an agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
It took Iran, Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and China to agree to the terms of an agreement, but Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, acted as if he could do it alone. In an attempt to alleviate tensions, Netanyahu said, “I’m not trying to kill any deal; I’m trying to kill a bad deal” (NBC News).
Israel’s minister of intelligence and strategic affairs, Yuval Steinitz, demanded that Iran ends all research on developing advanced centrifuges for the purpose of enriching uranium outside of the country, and wants an end to all previous nuclear-related activities.
However, there is no way to make Iran forget its knowledge of nuclear weapons, and it can always find a way to sneak nuclear-related weapons into the country. Iran’s leaders claim that they want to utilize nuclear research for energy and medical purposes, but Iran will without a doubt continue its nuclear weapons programs under the table.
The latest agreement allows Iran to keep a small number of centrifuges spinning in the country, which will enable it to produce medical isotopes on site. More job opportunities will also be created and political symbolism will be strengthened if the plants are kept open.
Israel demands that around 10,000 centrifuges at Natanz Enrichment Plant should be stopped, but the agreement only terminates 5,000 centrifuges. With the deal, Iran will only be able to keep a small amount of enriched uranium, preventing them from creating nuclear weapons.
The deal made with Iran requires strict inspection regiments and establishes a committee if Iran tries to block the access of inspection teams to a suspected site. They are allowed to research advanced centrifuges, but their machines cannot be used for enrichment for 10 years.
Information for this story was collected from ABCNews.com
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