Ten years ago, North Korea withdrew from the NPT, signaling its intention to develop nuclear weapons. It has now built and tested several nuclear bombs, has sophisticated missile technology, and could easily deliver a bomb to neighbouring South Korea. It has recently scrapped its peace agreement with South Korea. Its leadership is demonstrably mad. Its nuclear weapons program is clearly a threat to South Korea.
Did any American President ever say “America will not allow North Korea to have nuclear weapons?” No. Why not? Because they know that they could not enforce such a statement.
For three decades the Iranian leadership has been opposed to nuclear weapons on religious, humanitarian and political grounds. For two decades Netanyahu has said they are lying, and are in fact close to having a nuclear bomb. He is making a fool of himself. Clearly they have the technical ability to make such a bomb, look at how quickly they managed to develop their 20% enrichment program. If they *had* been trying to develop a bomb, they would have succeeded long ago. But American intelligence has said consistently since 2007 that they do not have a program to develop nuclear weapons, let alone a working system. American Defense and State departments have said the same thing, as have some former Israeli defence and intelligence officials. The Iranian nuclear enrichment program is not a threat to Israel, the USA, or anyone else.
President Obama has said he will not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. Why? Because it pleases the neo-conservative ultra-Zionists in Congress, and costs him nothing. He knows he will never have to take action to enforce this promise, because Iran has no intention of obtaining such weapons.
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