The United States has been sternly warning Iran for years about the negative
consequences of continuing to develop a nuclear program that could eventually
build nuclear weapons. That warning has consistently included stepped up
sanctions against Iran whenever they fail to heed warnings. We should not start
listening to Iran's contrary warnings to us at this point. Most of the
Middle East and all Muslim dominated countries would see it as weakness on our
part.The obvious fact is that Iran sponsors more terrorism than
perhaps any other country in the world. As such, it would be a grave mistake to
allow them to actually develop and have nuclear weapons in their possession.
What little balance there currently is in the Middle East would be completely
gone and chaos would reign. Especially given the fact that Iran has publicly
called for the extinction of Israel, who is our staunchest ally in that area.
Iran also often refers to the USA as "The Great Satan". As such, we need
to stand firm against their continuing nuclear program and step up pressures...
not start decreasing them.