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Iran's Approach to Nuclear Development
Words: 2694 Length: 9 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 50590126
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Nuclear Power and IranIntroductionIrans vision for itself is one in which the state has seen its future as predicated upon the use of nuclear power. Iran has repeatedly downplayed reports that it intends to pursue enrichment for the purposes of building nuclear weapons. Its history has shown that it is willing to open its doors to IAEA inspectionbut at the same time its leaders have argued that they want to be treated fairly and without discrimination. Irans leaders have pointed to the fact that other states in the Middle East have nuclear weapons but are not held to the same standards to which the West (particularly the US) holds Iran. Irans relationship with other Middle Eastern states is based on Irans perception as being unique in the Middle East.Why Iran Has Pursued Nuclear PowerAs soon as nuclear energy became a possibility, nations around the world were eager to develop itand…

References

BBC. (2021). Iran to enrich uranium to 60% after \\\\\\'wicked\\\\\\' nuclear site attack. Retrieved from  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56743560 

Brady, A. (2016). Russia completes S-300 delivery to Iran. Retrieved from  https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2016-11/news-briefs/russia-completes-s-300-delivery-iran 

Bruno, G. (2010). Iran’s nuclear program. Retrieved from  https://web.archive.org/web/20120220182315/http://www.cfr.org/iran/irans-nuclear-program/p16811 

CIA. (1974). Prospects for further proliferation of nuclear weapons. Retrieved from  https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB240/snie.pdf

The Assassination of Qassem Soleimani The Iranian General
Words: 3286 Length: 11 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 89148612
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The assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani
Introduction
In early 2020, January 3, the U.S. launched airstrike attacks around Baghdad International Airport and killed two of the most influential leaders in Iran, Iraq, and the surrounding regions. The strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps- Quds Force's Major General, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the Deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Commission, and also the founder of the militia known as Kata' ib Hezbollah (Jahanbani, 2020). The strikes happened when there was an escalating conflict between the US, Iran and Iraq. This was after December 27, 2019, when a famous proxy from Iran by the name Kata' ib Hezbollah killed several pro-Iranian Militia members and a U.S. citizen four days down the line. The hit triggered criticisms of the Trump administration of how he was using his diplomatic, executive powers and ethical judgment in leadership. He was accused of…