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However, the deal has been in jeopardy since President Donald J. Trump withdrew the United States from it in In retaliation for the U. President Joe Biden has said the United States will return to the deal if Iran comes back into compliance, but analysts say that renewed diplomacy would have to overcome major political hurdles.
There have been several recent events, both domestic and international, that are likely to have an impact on the shape of a future nuclear program in Iran. The incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was officially declared the winner, but the opposition candidates, Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mohsen Rezaee, and Mehdi Karroubi, at first refused to accept the results. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a veteran of the Islamic Revolution and head of the powerful Assembly of Experts, did not send his congratulations to Ahmadinejad. Widespread demonstrations occurred in Iran after the election. The Iranian election has made the job ahead much harder, but the determination to find ways to build trust and to create a strong diplomatic process has never been greater. Nuclear energy has two facets.
The Supreme Leader of Iran , Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , along with other clerics, issued a public and categorical religious decree fatwa against the development, production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons ,   though it is approved by some relatively minor clerics. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated in January that Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons capability, but was not attempting to produce nuclear weapons. After the IAEA voted in a rare non-consensus decision to find Iran in non-compliance with its NPT Safeguards Agreement and to report that non-compliance to the UN Security Council,   the Council demanded that Iran suspend its nuclear enrichment activities   and imposed sanctions against Iran     when Iran refused to do so. In September , the IAEA Board of Governors, in a rare non-consensus decision with 12 abstentions,  recalled a previous Iranian "policy of concealment" regarding its enrichment program  and found that Iran had violated its NPT Safeguards Agreement. Iran's representative to the UN argued that the sanctions compelled Iran to abandon its rights under the NPT to peaceful nuclear technology. US intelligence predicted in August that Iran could have the key ingredients for a nuclear weapon by His irresponsible attitude of sticking his head in the sand over Iran's nuclear programme should lead to his impeachment.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons , commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT , is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy , and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. Opened for signature in , the treaty entered into force in As required by the text, after twenty-five years, NPT Parties met in May and agreed to extend the treaty indefinitely. In addition, South Sudan , founded in , has not joined. The treaty defines nuclear-weapon states as those that have built and tested a nuclear explosive device before 1 January ; these are the United States , Russia , the United Kingdom , France , and China.
In his first speech to the U. It will also isolate the United States, which will be seen as not keeping its word on the global stage. Congress could reimpose by a simple majority vote nuclear-related U. Advocates of this move argue that it would increase U. President Trump claims he will be able to wring new and more stringent concessions from Iran in new talks. He would invite more global instability in a Middle East region already ravaged by civil war and terrorism and create a second nuclear crisis at the same time the United States faces a potential conflict with a nuclear-armed North Korea.
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