Iran’s nuclear program has become the center of an international debate which has split the world into two camps. While Iran says that its nuclear program is aimed at generating cheaper and cleaner electricity for commercial use, western countries suspect that the ultimate aim of Iran’s uranium enrichment program is develop and atomic bomb. The effect of an Iranian nuclear bomb might have a major impact within the Middle East, Israel and the world. An Iranian nuclear bomb would signify the emergence of a new powerful nation, capable of influencing Middle East politics and assuming a leadership position in this region.
With such power and influence, Iran will rise above the other countries and tend to dictate the pace and direction of political events in the Middle East. Such dominance will lead to more confrontations between Iran and the United States in the course of the execution of its foreign policy in the Middle East. Iran is notorious for its support for terrorism and religious extremism. It is even linked to some major terrorist organizations in the Middle East such as Hezbollah, whose militants are reportedly trained in Iran.
Terrorist organizations are neither an established state nor an identifiable institution. This makes it hard to hold them responsible for their actions. As a result, it is easy to think that a more powerful and influential Iran could lead to a surge in terrorism in the region. That’s because the transformation into a nuclear state is linked to more power and influence. In addition to a surge in terrorist activities in the region, an Iranian atomic bomb could also be linked to the use of nuclear explosives in terrorist attacks across the region.
That might be disastrous as the impact of such attacks would be deeper than those already witnessed across the region. The Iranian regime’s good relationship with some terrorist organizations makes it possible for us to think that a nuclear armed Iran might one day mean a nuclear armed Hezbollah or other terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. The current violence in some regions in the Middle East such as Iraq is closely linked to Iran. U. S. military reports show that many of the insurgent attacks that occur on almost a daily basis in Iraq are perpetrated by Iranian fighters.
And most of the weapons also used by Al Qaeda in Iraq are smuggled into the country via Iran, with the complicity of Iranian authorities who do not bother to tighten its borders for such movements of fighters and weapons. Iran is a major supporter of terrorism and terrorist movements, such as Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda. As a result, the acquisition of an atomic bomb might mean that such weapons could one day fall into the hands of such insurgents groups, which are notorious for their ambush attacks.
If any, or all of these groups linked to Iran find themselves in possession of this deadly bomb, it’s most likely that they would use it in order to deepen the impact of their attacks. How An Iranian Nuclear Program/ Bomb Will Affect The World If Iran develops an atomic bomb, it would generally affect the world in a number of ways. The first risk is that it could lead to a global nuclear arms race. And many countries might want to follow Iran’s foot path by claiming that they want to carry out a peaceful nuclear program, and then conceal the depth of such program only to develop an atomic bomb at the end of the day.
This might be disastrous, as some inexperience countries might find themselves unable to properly manage such technology and nuclear power stations. A possibility is that more disasters such as the Chernobyl incident might be witnessed in other places around the world. If Iran builds an atomic bomb, there is more likelihood that we could see more countries violating the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty across the world. That’s because they’ll be copy from Iran with acquired its atomic bomb in defiance to U.
N. calls and sanctions. A race for arms means global insecurity. The nuclear weapons are developed, the less secure the world might become. That’s because some of Iran’s neighbors might start leaving in fear of the Iran, thereby arousing tension and suspicion between countries of the region as they might not be able to anticipate Iran’s next move. Another possible scenario is that of a second Cold War. The international community is already divided over Iran’s right to a peaceful nuclear program.
But in reality, the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program is questionable. The reason is that Iran has concealed the true nature of its uranium enrichment program, only declaring portions of the entire nuclear project. That’s a major cause for suspicion across western powers. Meanwhile western powers want Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, Russia and China believe in Iran’s right to a transparent and peaceful nuclear program. That’s already making relations between Russia and the United States to continue to become tense.
That means Iran’s acquisition of an atomic bomb could lead to a major ideological divide between western countries and the eastern block. If it gets to this state, it would affect international businesses and also lead a drop in economic activities across the world. Oil prices might likely go up. That’s because the volatile oil market is full of speculations and geopolitical tensions lead to significant rise in crude oil prices. If such tensions continue to grow, it might eventually lead to very high oil prices that would negatively impact global businesses.