The Iranian Nuclear Program - g yi n ll Bu e r of ow n P or rld olatio Law Wo Vi al Theion Iranian Nuclear at th rn P te n Bo rogram I Th eC on Ira P t

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The Iranian Nuclear Program World Power Bullying, Violation of Internatio nal Law, or Both?
The Context PT 1 Iran Meets Europe i n 1600’s *RUSSIAN DOMINANC E Land Grabs  Economic Permeation
Context Cont’d: The Birth of Iranian Oil Discovered 1908 at Masjid-I Sulayman 1909 – Anglo- Persian Oil Company (present day BP) formed, granted sole rights to Iranian Oil WWII – Russia and England
1953 Eisenhower speech 1957 IAEA 1968 NPT Goal: use nuclear energy towards peaceful means U.S. – Iran Nuclear Partners 1950’s - ATOMS 4 PEACE
U.S. – Iran Nuke Relations From AFP – 1979 Revolution 1953 – CIA coup of democratic regime Nationalize oil 1967 – Fuel swap via IAEA Shah, 1974: Iran will have nukes soon 1975 – plans for $15 billion nuke
1979 Islamic Revolution = No more Nuke Cooperation 1979 Hostage Crisis 1980 – 1988 Iran- Iraq War U.S. supplied both sides  U.S. supplied Iraq Chemical Weapons (WMDS?!) Post War: Talks
The International Atomic Energy Agency Est 1957 re. “Atoms

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