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Iran Nuclear Deal

Compare and contrast the different veins of Iran's government; one secular and with democratic institutions, the other theocratic and authoritarian.  You will argue your side of the Iran Nuke Deal debate using evidence that supports or negates the claim that Iran's government can be negotiated with and to some degree, trusted.

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Side Score: 153
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Oppose

Side Score: 108
9 points

I have three main reasons as to why the Iran Nuclear Deal must be upheld by both the U.S. and Iran.

The first reason is that the Iran Nuclear Deal provides the stability needed to support the Iranian economy. Iran has one of the lowest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rates in the world due to the instability of the population and the control the government has over the economy. The reformist President Hassan Rouhani was one of the vital forces behind the Nuclear Deal which lead to the lifting of international sanctions against the country. This boosted FDI until the creation of a new series of sanctions by the Trump administration. When Trump announced his decision to leave the Nuclear Deal, Iran's economy took a serious blow. For once, the deal had given foreign investors enough stability to invest and not have to worry about losing all of their investments. Being backed by China, Russia, France, the UK, Germany, and the U.S. gave them this security to invest in an underdeveloped Iran that has great economic potential. Once the U.S. left the deal, this security was now missing and caused investors to pull out. Iran cannot have a successful economy in a world with such globalization unless it is able to attract foreign investments.

The second reason is that Iran must be an independent country. Many of the people against the Iran Nuclear Deal seem to want the U.S. to invade and stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. I have one question for these people. Do you not remember the costly and deadly War on Terror fought against Iraq? We tried to invade Iran's neighbor Iraq after 9/11 and it went horribly. Even whenever we did occupy a part of Iraq, constant fighting broke out between terrorists and our soldiers. We cannot go to Iran and forcibly occupy them. They will constantly fight back and kill our soldiers until we are forced to retreat. This will also worsen tensions between Iran and the U.S. further. Think of one of our greatest allies in Japan. After WWII, their economy was in shambles. While we did occupy them, we only did it to reinstate their economy. Once their economy was going, we stopped the Japan occupation and they are now an economic powerhouse and one of our greatest allies. We must do the same for Iran and help them become more economically stable. Invasion is a last ditch effort that should never happen.

The third reason I have is that Iranians clearly want change. Iran has a large educated younger population that have elected very reformist and idealist presidents such as President Rouhani. They are not as conservative or religious as the other older Iranians who are in control of the most powerful positions in the government like the Supreme Leader. They clearly want and favor democratic and more liberal ideas and want a true country. Aggravating tensions with Iran will only give more propaganda to the government to convince this younger population that America is evil. It will only create another cycle of evil and it cannot be allowed to happen. Iran is clearly at a point where they want reform and they want to become a serious country. If we deny them this opportunity, it will just create more hatred and anti-American sentiment and could even lead to something worse than 9/11, especially if they have nukes. The deal is needed to ensure the world's safety and to help Iranians transform their country.

Side: Support
2 points

I agree you should keep your friend close and your enemies closer.

Side: Support
1 point

The first reason is that the Iran Nuclear Deal provides the stability needed to support the Iranian economy. Iran has one of the lowest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rates in the world due to the instability of the population and the control the government has over the economy.

Wtf? Where are they sending you people to school?

Listen brother, Iran has a poor economy because the United States has placed crushing economic sanctions on it, the same as it does to every country it has a problem with. It has nothing to do with control by the Iranian government. A government's actual job is to manage the economy.

In the 1990s, after the first Gulf War, Iraq was hit with the same kind of economic sanctions. Vast numbers of people died (up to one million according to several notable researchers), but the UK and the US vetoed every UN resolution intended to end them.

Side: Oppose
6 points

The Iran nuclear deal is a very good deal for our country, Iran, and the rest of the world. With this deal, we will pay Iran to not enrich their uranium to weapons grade level (90%) and we will lift sanctions on their economy. This is a good deal because we will not be on bad terms with Iran, and they will not even be able to get up past 20% enrichment. Thus, we would not be at any risk of being nuked because they are upwards of 70% away from being weapons grade level uranium. The US would not be at risk of being nuked by Iran.

Side: Support
5 points

The Nuclear Deal is a good thing. On our side, we are able to watch over Iran and have control over the enrichment process to assure that Iran won't be able to attempt an attack. For Iran, they will be free of sanctions allowing for international trade and more money to help their crumbling economy. We're not completely stopping the possibility of a weapon, but we are slowing down the process and possibly gaining good relations with Iran.

Side: Support
4 points

This deal limits the productivity of Iran's centrifuges. They are limited to few centrifuges along with the oldest and least efficient. This puts them at a vulnerable state. Through this the influence of surrounding areas can be hindered. This delays the time for the Middle East to establish powerful explosives.

Side: Support
4 points

The Iran Nuclear Deal is a dependable deal for keeping Iran from enriching their uranium past the the maximum percentage of 20%. One reason this deal is dependable is because the uranium facilities will have to be inspected by U.S. agents to make sure they are following the deal.

Side: Support
4 points

We need the nuclear deal in order to help build up Iran into its own country. Agreeing to the Nuclear deal would benefit the Iran economy and prevent further construction of nuclear weapons in Iran. In 2018 , Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Nuclear Deal severely hurting Iran's economy because of the sanctions put in place. The sanctions put in place prevented Iran from capitalizing on oil which was a critical resource in the economy , without it the economy suffered. So re-entering a nuclear deal with Iran would help to boost the economy back up.

Side: Support
4 points

The Iranian Nuclear Deal is an efficient way to ensure that Iran does not have the ability to develop nuclear weapons. The deal reduces its numbers of centrifuges, its stockpile of enriched uranium, and its uranium enrichment. Under these restrictions, Iran would have enough enriched uranium to maintain the country's needs, without having the ability to build a nuclear bomb. Iran also agreed to give access to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to their nuclear facilities. All Iran wants is to have a stable economy which will help it to become a flourishing country. Under this deal, Iran would be able to get relief from the economic sanctions that have been crippling its economy. Iran has shown through its president Rouhani that they have the ability to be trusted. Rouhani is a reformer who has greatly improved the social and economic policies in Iran. He is dedicated to offering nuclear transparency in order to regain international trust. All in all, the Iranian Nuclear Deal is able to help Iran become a functioning country while also ensuring that they won't have the ability to develop a nuclear weapon.

Side: Support
3 points

I agree! We cannot allow them to get the nuclear power to wipe us out.

Side: Support
3 points

By withdrawing from the nuclear deal, there have been tensions between Iran and the US. It would be wise to stay in it to avoid these tensions. Iran has repeatedly declined proposals from Trump to have discussions about the situation. By doing this, Trump could have even pushed Iran even further into developing a nuclear weapon.

Side: Support
2 points

This is a significant issue. The deal eases the tensions and promotes peace and growth of economies. The deal limits the level of uranium enrichment to 20 percent and the stockpile reduced to 3 percent. This gives people peace of mind as well knowing there is a delay.

Side: Support
-1 points

I agree. We need to ease these tensions, without the deal Iran poses an imminent threat to the safety of our country.

Side: Support
3 points

The Iran Nuclear Deal is a good decision. In this deal, Iran will give up its centrifuges, which are the machines used to enrich uranium. In giving these up, Iran would not be able to enrich their uranium past the maximum percentage of 20% or to the weapons-grade level needed to make a bomb. These ensure that there will be no danger of Iran making a bomb under the deal.

Side: Support
6 points

Along with this, there are frequent inspections that would make it nearly impossible for Iran to make nukes. The average time that it takes for them to make a nuke is 3 years so we would have plenty of time to catch them cheating.

Side: Support
hsflamingo14(1) Disputed
1 point

The US must give Iran up to 24 days notice about an inspection. That is plenty of time for Iran to hide any evidence of any nuclear weapons they are working on.

Side: Oppose
3 points

The United States, United Kingdom, and United Nations have Iran under sanctions, causing Iran to have a severe financial struggle. By entering the Nuclear Deal, these sanctions would be lifted from Iran. This would help to ensure Iran's cooperation in the deal because it gives them a fairly large incentive.

Side: Support
2 points

This deserves more attention. The top powers in the world want this deal for this very reason. Both sides want sanctions lifted. It gives them the incentive of having a working economy and it gives us the ability to trade with them as well as peace of mind knowing they don't have nuclear weapons.

Side: Support
3 points

With this deal, American companies can sign contracts with Iran. In doing so, it helps liberate Iran economy AND the economy of the states by shrinking it's trade deficit. This partnership allots Iran to import more oil to the states and shrink the trade deficit.

Side: Support
2 points

The Deal is good because we are able to limit the power of Iran, so that they do not pose an imminent threat to Americans

Side: Support
AP-25 Disputed
2 points

But, by limiting their power to build a nuclear warhead, we are funding anything that they want to do in the future.

Side: Oppose
QuietDreamer(10) Disputed
1 point

Would you not take the strength of the U.S. military and infantry over any future plans of little Iran?

Side: Support
QuietDreamer(10) Disputed
1 point

Would you not take the strength of the U.S. military and weaponry over little old Iran?

Side: Support
2 points

First, It will stop Iran from having a nuclear weapon for 10 years. Next, it gives an opportunity for other states to pursue powerful technology. Last, it will keep global peace.

Side: Support

True!! It will definitely delay them from having nuclear weapons. People around the world want to begin trading with Iran. It would benefit both sides to form peaceful relationships.

Side: Support
comparitvego Disputed
0 points

Iran is involved too heavily with religion. Global peace will be threatened when if other countries disagree. And, if circulation is increased to allow funding for terrorist organizations, global peace is a major concern. Tighter sanctions are the only way to go.

Side: Oppose
2 points

The Nuclear deal is extremely important because it inhibits Iran from making progress in obtaining a nuclear weapon. This is crucial because power comes with Nuclear weapons! If Iran ends up with this technology, it will encourage other powerful countries in the Middle East to follow suit. The nuclear deal stops the arms race in the Middle East!

Side: Support
2 points

I am a us American for this debate and this is why I support the Iranian Nuclear deal. Every person in the world deserves to live their life with clean water and electricity to make their life enjoyable. Any one who says Iran can't be trusted is a conspiracist. The deal is secure because the US keeps a unprecedented verification on the Iranian nuclear plants. It would take them three years to be able to even gather enough supplies to build a nuke out of the Iranium grade of less than 5%.

Side: Support
hsflamingo14(1) Disputed
1 point

Iran cannot be trusted, though. They are a country that bases its morals and beliefs on Islam, and consistently donates to terrorist organizations in the Middle East. Additionally, even though the United States can check up on Iran's nuclear facilities, Iran would have multiple weeks of notice to hide any evidence of nuclear weapons before the inspection. Iran does not even allow everyone to run for public office. They call themselves a democracy, but must vet every candidate before they run for a political office...if Iran cannot be trusted by its own people, how can it be trusted by other nations in the world?

Side: Oppose
sirissm(19) Disputed
1 point

While i undertand the idea of america having strong restricions and verificaition. But the strictness of this deal actually wanes over time in its sunset claus.

Side: Oppose
2 points

Not only does this deal bring Iran and the US together, it also is an exciting deal for China and Russia. China and Russia will lose power with the introduction of a new nuclear weapon so this brings the three countries together.

Side: Support
1 point

The deal is good because it puts Iran in situation where they can't just go and do anything they want like resuming they nuclear activities.

Side: Support
4 points

This would be a good deal because I do not think that Iran has the guts to go against the strongest country in the world. We have the power here so if they go back on their word we can fight back more than sufficiently.

Side: Support
0 points

The United States needs to sign the Iranian nuclear deal to ensure that Iran doesn't become another North Korea. Iran wants change; some of Iran wants to westernize and reform their country, and we need to tie them into this agreement before they develop nuclear power that could pose a significant threat to our country. Ever since President Trump pulled out of the deal in 2018, Iran has resumed with some nuclear activities. Re-signing this deal would be beneficial for both countries: we have the assurance of no nuclear threat from Iran, and thanks the the deal the Iranian economy will flourish.

Side: Support
hsflamingo14(1) Disputed
2 points

Iran cannot be trusted. Even though some Iranians want change, it is only a small amount. Extremely conservative leaders from Iran's past such as Ahmadinejad would not hesitate to go against the agreements of the deal if they felt led to by their religion and political affiliations. Additionally, Iran donates money to multiple terrorist organizations...it is not a smart idea for the United States to be in a deal with a country that is so heavyset on their religious ideals.

Side: Oppose
AP-25 Disputed
2 points

The flourishing of Iran's economy is the last thing we want. It would be different if we were an ally. The Nuclear Deal is a means to an end for Iran. We get temporary relief in exchange for future problems.

Side: Oppose
quietkillah(8) Disputed
1 point

There is no assurance that we are safe from Iran's unpredictability. Their theocratic rule justifies their goal of shutting out an modern/western influence that comes from the United States. Therefore, there is an extreme incentive for Iran to have nuclear power against any Western force, so we have to mediate the power that Iran can gain against us.

Side: Oppose
1 point

Their theocratic rule justifies their goal of shutting out an modern/western influence that comes from the United States.

And Israel's theocratic rule ostensibly justifies trying to persuade America to bully and attack Iran, less than two decades after it persuaded America, on the basis of complete lies, to invade Iraq and destabilise Syria.

People who live in glass houses should not be throwing stones. Did nobody ever teach you that phrase?

Side: Support
4 points

The Iran Nuclear Deal should not be entered again. Iran is a theocracy with a false sense of democracy. Why should we trust a country to be genuine with us when it is not even honest with its own people?

Side: Oppose
5 points

This is a good point. Even though Iran claims to be democratic, the Guardian's Council must vet all candidates before they run for political office. How is that democratic? If the Iranian government can censor and pick and choose its candidates, obviously it is untrustworthy. The Iranians cannot be trusted to stick to a nuclear deal when they are driven by religious beliefs...

Side: Oppose
3 points

Facts!!! Iran denies its people of a fair election system, there is not telling what else they could be hiding. This definitely poses a threat. TIGHTER SANCTIONS

Side: Oppose
4 points

Iran is run by theocracy, but falsely leads its people into believing they are a strong part of a democracy that does not exist. Just this year, Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, lead his people into a pandemic with a blind eye. Information was constantly withheld from the citizens of Iran because of the theocratic rule that supreme leaders maintain in this twisted government. How are we supposed to trust the people of Iran with so much nuclear power, if there is no precedent of a person in power in Iran maintaining a healthy relationship of information between the people. We cannot enter a deal with Iran, where they gain so much potential to hurt us, while there is more distrust than confidence in their government.

Side: Oppose
2 points

Iran is not fit to have diplomatic relations with other countries. Iran needs heavier sanctions because if sanctions are lifted, more money will be allowed in circulation, giving them abilities for them to fund terrorist organizations. Sanctions need to be tighter.

Side: Oppose
5 points

I agree. Iran is too untrustworthy and short tempered to have extra money lying around because of the deal. If Iran has extra money, they can continue to donate to terrorist organizations that can be harmful to Americans and other countries in the deal. America is essentially self-sabotaging in this deal.

Side: Oppose
Ambassador(19) Disputed
4 points

I disagree. Tighter sanctions would only cause more tension between Iran and foreign countries which could possibly lead to a war. Even without the extra money, Iran can still fund terrorist groups, so that wouldn't help with the problem.

Side: Support
quietkillah(8) Disputed
3 points

We have no way of knowing the status of their economy because their leader is unreliable! We have to take a step towards protecting ourselves without fearing that every move we make will cause a war.

Side: Oppose
3 points

I completely agree. Iran is a complete police state. The public of Iran seeks to completely dominate Western Europe and want to wipe Israel off the map. Why should the United States, who is allied with many of those nations, go into this Nuclear Deal with Iran and help them get more money. Helping them get more money is only helping Iran dominate even more.

Side: Oppose
2 points

This is very true. Especially since they have a history of doing this exact thing. They funded and supported terrorist organizations.

Side: Oppose
2 points

The Iran Nuclear Deal is an awful idea. The government bases its ideals too heavily in religion and therefore cannot be trusted. Iranian government also consistently gives money to terrorist organizations, so if the United States is appeasing Iran in the deal by giving them more money, the US is essentially donating to terrorist organizations. Finally, the Iranian government is entirely too theocratic with a Supreme Leader and clerics to be trusted to abide by a treaty with other countries, especially ones that do not follow the same religion as they do.

Side: Oppose
2 points

Because Iran bases its government around religious ideals, they are not fit to have diplomatic relations with other countries. What happens when another country disagrees with Iran's religion? The only way to eliminate these consequences, the US has to increase sanctions.

Side: Oppose
3 points

There is no way we can enforce Iran from using their religious rule against us if we allow them to maintain their nuclear power. We have never and will never be able to trust Iran because their government system is too unstable to predict the next move. And on top of that, we will never be able to combat their financial wellness because of theocratic rule being able to hide their economic status in bonyads. We have to protect ourselves and increase sanctions on Iran.

Side: Oppose
iranlover22(3) Disputed
2 points

Be aware. You should caution for your ideals do not appease Iranlover22. The idea that having to much religion is absurd. Iran is an extremely trusting government because they are based in religion. Religion has never been corrupt ever.

Side: Support
iranlover22(3) Disputed
2 points

Be aware. You should caution for your ideals do not appease Iranlover22. The idea that having to much religion is absurd. Iran is an extremely trusting government because they are based in religion. Religion has never been corrupt ever. Iran is the most amazing country ever been and من معتقدم آنها اعتماد دارند

Sidenote i accidently supported you at first and so i re did it.

Side: Support
2 points

Iran is an Anti-American country with violent history against america and its allies. With the 2019 Abqaiq–Khurais attack and its attack on our us embassy we can never trust them to act in a civil way especially in the concepts of nuclear weapons.This dangerous deal is furthering Iran's expansionist and destabilizing activities.Iran is the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, backing terrorist organizations which have been responsible for the deaths of American Lives. Groups like the Hezbollah and Hamas are funded by the Iranian goverment through secret money groups called bonyads.

Side: Oppose
4 points

This is a very good point. By entering into a deal with Iran, we are giving indirect support to the terrorist groups that Iran supports.

Side: Oppose
2 points

An alternative to the agreement is to continue to tighten sanctions. The agreement strengthened Iran and made war far more likely. Countries like Iran don't build hospitals when they get richer. The agreement comes with $150 million. Where do you think that money will go?

Side: Oppose
2 points

We should not make a deal with these people! Look at their leader! Ahmajinedad is not a trustworthy enough leader to do business with. He has rigged elections, openly called for the genocide of the Israeli people, and many more heinous offences. But it is not just Ahmajinedad, President Rouhani stated that if we do not accept the conditions of the nuclear deal and chose to back out of the deal, he threatened that he would raise the price of oil. These are people who can not be trusted with money from Americans. We have no way of knowing how they would use the money due to the use of bonyads. Especially since they have a history of supporting Anti-American terrorist groups. Groups such as Hamas. They are a Anti-Israeli terrorist organization who is not only supported but also funded by Iran.

Side: Oppose
2 points

Both countries entered this deal with crooked leadership that had anti patriotic motives. The leaders of Iran speak volumes to this deal as well as the ones in America!

Side: Oppose
Educate_Loud Disputed
0 points

But if we do not make this deal, our country is in danger. We have to think of our protection!!

Side: Support
Drunken-Con(16) Disputed
0 points

There are several issues with this argument. The first is that Ahmajinedad is no longer President of the Iranian people. Clearly the Iranian people did not want him as their president as there was the Green Movement which were riots and protests against Ahmajinedad because of the rigged election. The Iranian people are not stupid. We can't just bully them around. Rouhani knows how important the Nuclear Deal is for his people. Strong arming is a constant tactic in politics to get someone to agree to a deal. He knew what was necessary to get the U.S. to agree to the deal and when we joined it, it provided trust to the Iranians. As they now have the U.S., France, the UK, Russia, China, and Germany backing them in the Iran Nuclear Deal, there is now stability in the economy for investors to trust their money in the economy.

Side: Support
1 point

But does Iran have a free and fair democracy? Do they have a CONSISTENT lineage of leaders who want to reform their society? NO. Most of Iran is its government and its bazaar. while yes the poor is poorly represented, its still the bazaar who make up most of the high earning population who only care about stabilizing the economy so that it helps them. Iran isn't stupid, Its SELFISH and ANTI AMERICAN! The two reformer presidents they have cant reverse half of the horrible things done by other conservative Iranian leader. This is response isn't sufficient enough because its suggesting that we are mis labeling Iran as if it had along and divisive relationship with the US and its allies. also are you referring to the United States economy or Iran. Because if you are mentioning Iran's then you are thinking against the interest of the people of Iran to suggest they will ever be able to trust their economy

Side: Support
2 points

We can not go into the Iran Nuclear Deal. The money that they are provided in exchange for the stop of their nuclear program can be used to fund terrorist groups that they already fund through bonyads like Hezbollah and Hamas. This will just give them more money to fund their violent activites.

Side: Oppose
2 points

Since every has so much love for the innocent people of Iran, they should care a hell of alot that with this deal we are giving them money which they will probably falsy use and hide with bonyads. This will only further hurt the rural poor of Iran and continue its economic downturn. With the corrupt political structure in Iran its hard not think of how horribly their civil rights and economics are. With the nationalization of its oil and murderd protesters by the basij this deal will only do one thing ...... harm american people

Side: Oppose
1 point

Not to mention how it will most likely be used to pay the basij and army, to make sure that they are treated well enough to turn on the public. We've seen it before and it will happen again. They only treat the military well to ensure that they will turn on the public. Otherwise they'd be treated just as bad as the civilians. Long story short, us providing money to them will be DIRECTLY putting the public in more harm because it would be our money that was just used to pay soldiers to mow down anybody who chooses to speak out about the injustices that are taking place.

Side: Oppose

The U.S. should not engage in a nuclear deal with Iran. Iran is a theocracy that values much of the principles involved in Islamic religion. Iran despises Israel and everything that their religion represents. Many leaders in Iran have expressed their hatred for Israel and their desire to completely wipe out Israel and take it over. Israel hatred may grow over the years and lead to the violation of the contract where they would want to take out Israel with nuclear weapons.

Side: Oppose
Poptart_Cat(7) Disputed
1 point

Iran would not have the ability to violate their contract without anyone noticing. The Iranian Deal reduces its number of centrifuges, its stockpile of enriched uranium, and its enriched uranium. Therefore, it would take a significant amount of time and effort for them to even begin to build a nuclear weapon under all of these restrictions. Also, under the Nuclear Deal, Iran gives access to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to its nuclear facilities. Therefore, they would be caught if they even tried to violate the agreement.

Side: Support
1 point

I agree. Iran's first move after obtaining nuclear weapons would be to wipe out all of Israel only because of their religious beliefs. A country as unstable as Iran should not be trusted at all.

Side: Oppose
1 point

We should not engage in the Nuclear Deal with Iran. Iran has always had the intentions of dominating the eastern world. They have always had problems with their neighboring countries; Like the Iran-Iraq War, disputes with Saudi Arabia, and Israel. They have had problems with America and westernized countries for decades. The deal makes war more likely in the future because money given to Iran could be used to build a stronger military.

Side: Oppose
QuietDreamer(10) Disputed
3 points

would you want somebody that has problems with America to have a steady access to nuclear weapons? Makes sense...

Side: Support
1 point

this is a fantastic come back! why would we want to put ourselves in such a compromising position when there is such a clear solution.

Side: Support
Poptart_Cat(7) Disputed
1 point

Iran would not have the ability to dominate the Eastern world in the Nuclear Deal. They would not have the ability to develop a nuclear weapon with all of the restrictions placed on them. Iran is not interested in building a stronger military. Instead, they want to build up their economy, so that their country can actually flourish without any economic sanctions.

Side: Support
1 point

Iran is a violent country with goals to become a dominant world figure . Iran continues to take Americans and other Westerners hostage, detaining at least five Americans and six other Westerners since the nuclear deal was reached.The Iranian regime brutally represses its own people and violates the human rights of ethnic, national, and religious minorities with impunity. This deal fails to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons in the long term and weakens restrictions on Iran's ballistic-missile program and conventional-arms transfers. Consequently, Irans adversaries, like Saudi Arabia, may race to beat Iran by getting their own nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and to enhance their conventional-arms capabilities.

Side: Oppose
1 point

This is also true. We do not have to look any farther than the Iranian Hostage Crisis Situation of 1980. Where they stormed an AMERICAN facility and took hostage American citizens.

Side: Oppose
0 points

This is also true. We do not have to look any farther than the Iranian Hostage Crisis Situation of 1980.

So you don't have to look any further than an act committed 41 years ago by students? Are you literally retarded?

Side: Support
1 point

Iran is a violent country with goals to become a dominant world figure

😆 This is just so stupid I don't know whether to laugh or cringe in fear. Iran has never started a war with anybody in its entire history as a nation. Compare that to your own country -- clearly the United States, since only Americans think this type of retarded shit -- which has been at war for 222 years out of the 239 years it has existed. Your government has also legalised lethal firearms, there are mass shootings of innocent people every day, AND YOU ARE ACCUSING IRAN OF BEING A VIOLENT COUNTRY. The hypocrisy is just absolutely mind boggling. The American government sold Saddam Hussein chemical and biological weapons HOPING he would use them on Iran, and Iran is the violent country?

Listen. You're a fucking idiot.

Side: Support
0 points

The map shows the results of a 2013 (pre-Trump) WIN/Gallup International survey asking people which country they felt was the greatest threat to world peace.

The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country that represents the greatest threat to peace in the world today.

https://brilliantmaps.com/threat-to-peace/

Side: Support
sirissm(19) Disputed
1 point

This website is very in accurate and has to sources cited, This is literally just pictures

Side: Oppose
1 point

Iran may give the illusion of freedom and democracy but they allow their theocratic ruler and their counsel rule every aspect of their constitution. Even the supposed "elections" are not safe. This is because the guardian counsel vets all of the candidates. And to be selected "fit" by the counsel, one must believe in Sharia law. Iran is fooling its own citizens into believing what they want to believe, so how can we possibly trust them with no sanctions and money provided by the US. They are not even honest with their populace, so we have no way of thinking that they would be honest with us.

Side: Oppose
1 point

How would it look for America to be funding a place that not only regularly kills civilians who are just expressing their frustrations about the terrible things that are going down, but also a place that goes against every democratic process we stand for?

Side: Oppose
2 points

How would it look for America to be funding a place that not only regularly kills civilians

Buddy, the United States has been sponsoring terrorist regimes for at least the last sixty years. Six months before the Soviet Union even entered Afghanistan in 1979 the United States was training Mujahideen fighters like Osama bin Laden in terrorist hit and run tactics. They used the Mujahideen again as mercenaries in Bosnia. All throughout Reagan's presidency in the 1980s, the US was sponsoring terrorist states like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador -- whose governments were using roving death squads to kidnap and disappear people in the dead of night -- while describing these regimes as "fledgling democracies".

Side: Support
Jody(1595) Disputed
2 points

How would it look for America to be funding a place that not only regularly kills civilians who are just expressing their frustrations about the terrible things that are going down, but also a place that goes against every democratic process we stand for?

Yes explain that please , your government through Trump signed a 330 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia a country with the worst human rights abuses in the world .This country executes citizens for apostasy, homosexuality also decapitates and flogs civilians for the most minor of “ offenses “ like not wearing a veil , choosing not to accept Islam etc , etc

You’re a raging hypocrite

Side: Support