Sanctions on Iran Essay

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Sanctions on Iran Final Draft Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Iran has been under sanctions by the U.S. All sanctions on Iran should be lifted because these sanctions affect the economy of the U.S, put innocent Iranian civilians under major hardships, and increase tensions between Iran, the U.S., and the U.S. allies such as Israel. Based solely on speculation, America and allies believe that Iran is beginning to enrich uranium to, in the future, construct a nuclear bomb. These allegations are made only because America does not trust the Iranian government enough to be okay with the fact that they are enriching uranium. Iran claims that it has enriched uranium to 5% which will be used in their nuclear reactors in Ahwaz (Iran Inflation Rate 1). Even if they had enriched uranium to a weapon grade 80-90% (Iran Inflation Rate 1), being able to construct a nuclear bomb would be too much of a hassle considering all the eyes that are on Iran’s activities. It is clear that the United States does not want Iran to become more advanced in nuclear technologies, because they fear that Iran would construct a nuclear weapon which, in turn, will change military balance of power in the region. The U.S. has no proof that Iran has such intention, but its extensive sanctions is causing millions of innocent people in Iran to suffer (Iran Sanctions 1). Iran, on the other hand, denies all allegations, but America insists that Iran is building a nuclear weapon. Therefore, putting sanctions on imports and exports, crushes Iran’s economy. These sanctions are meant for the U.S to be able to control the Iranian government, but in fact, they do little to stop the enrichment. The reality is that the sanctions might have negative impacts on the economy of the U.S. As the sanctions on Iran continue, oil prices have gone up around $20 a barrel since 2010. Now the U.S. has been buying

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