All the opinions and politics aside, do you think Iran should be allowed a Nuclear Weapon? Who cares about the same pissant arguments, over and over. Eventually plain logic should be applied to these problems.
Its really very simple.
Nations that have some semblance of order, stability, control of its citizens, government and a process of checks and balances in its judicial and legislative bodies, should be allowed to pursue some sort of Nuclear program.
No, but having said that though, I don't believe ANY nation should have access to nuclear weapons. However this discussion is about nuclear energy (which me personally, I am also completely against). While I'll condemn the US for their seemingly lax (relatively speaking when compared to Australian laws) about gun ownership, I applaud them 100% that, at the very least, every citizen is legally allowed to bear arms and the same consistency is applied to every citizen of the US (not getting into felons/illegal immigrants etc. here - long story short, everyone can carry a gun but if you f**k up, that right is taken away).
Here in Australia we have laws saying I cannot walk down the street with a holstered G17c, whereas we have other people who can legally walk down the streets with said firearm. That's f**king stupid, either give me the right to carry a gun (for the record, I'm not campaigning to be able to do such a thing, merely pointing out the hypocrisy in allowing some people to do it, but not others).
If you want plain logic, it's here. People that are guilty of breaking the rules, shouldn't enforce them - that's the crux of the matter. It's a classic case of who will police the police.
Some of the reasoning on here as to why Iran shouldn't be allowed a nuclear enrichment program is laughable and equally applicable to Russia, China, US, UK, Iran, Israel and well, pretty much any nation that has nuclear capabilities. Why is there no outrage that any of them have a nuclear arsenal?
The hilarity in all this is that without Halliburton, a US based company, which should come under the juristiction of the US government (well at least it would if the country wasn't a kleptocratic corpocracy), helped revitalise a struggling Iranian nuclear enrichment program back in the mid 90s all in the name of the almighty dollar. Without them, the Iranians wouldn't even be able to sustain a nuclear capacity in any way, shape or form.