Iran's "Right" to Nukes

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An Iranian viewer writing (from San Francisco) to CNN says "if America has a right to own nuclear reactors and bombs so does each and every country in the world, and not just the countries that the U.S. finds desirable for its own welfare."

There's two errors of logic here. First, as a UN member nation, the UN Security Council does get to tell Iran it can't have nuclear bombs. Sorry. Don't like it, pull out of the UN. This isn't just the U.S. we're talking about here, and framing it that way is dishonest. The Security Council says you must stop uranium enrichment, so you must, if you respect your own word to the UN.

Maybe you don't, and I couldn't blame you. The UN sucks, although I agree with it in this case. But you said you would abide by the UN Security Council resolutions when you joined the UN.

Second, and more importantly, I don't see the U.S. saying that Iran doesn't have a right to nukes. If it is saying that, I agree, that's wrong. However, just because Iran has a right to nukes doesn't mean the U.S. or anyone else doesn't have a right to prevent you from having nukes. You have a right to build nuclear facilities, and we have a right to blow them up.

How about them apples?

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