In This Podcast, We'll Be Discussing Nuclear Proliferation. We'll Take a Look at Two Well-Known Developing Countries Who have Nuclear Ambitions, and Explain The implications of allowing these countries to develop nuclear technology.
Text of Developing Countries Pursuing Nuclear Technology
1. Nuclear Proliferation in Developing Countries Robby Lock 4th Period Mrs. Blockers Contemporary World Issues Class
2. Why Do Developing Countries Pursue Nuclear Technology ?
Increased International Attention and Influence
Demonstrates Countrys Technological Ability
Country Lacks Nuclear Deterrent
Neighbors Developed/Developing Nuclear Technology
3. Irans Pursuit of Nuclear Technology Reason for Controversy
Controversy exists over Irans Uranium Enrichment Program.
United States claims Iran is intending to develop Nuclear Weapons
Israel- Threat to Sole Possession of Nuclear Technology
Iran pursuing Nuclear weapons encourages neighboring countries to pursue nuclear technology
4. Irans Pursuit of Nuclear Technology Introduction
1950s- Nuclear Technology Introduced to Iran
1970- Iran Ratifies Nuclear NPA
1974- Saudi Arabia Tests Nuclear Device
1979- Iranian Revolution
First Nuclear Power Plant: Bushehr I
Iranian Government Asserts Program is Peaceful, not for Arms.
Iranian Leader Tours Nuclear Research Center Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 5. Irans Pursuit of Nuclear Technology Recent Developments
August 2002 Uranium Enrichment Plant in Natanz, Iran Discovered
December 2002 U.S. accuses Iran of Pursuing Nuclear Weapons
December 2006- Nuclear Technology Trade Ban Introduced
Israel Threatens to Attack Irans Nuclear Facilities
Iran now has approximately 1 Metric Ton of enriched Uranium
Iran has imported some Weapons Grade Uranium
Not Sufficient for A Bomb
Cannot Produce Weapons Grade Uranium Domestically (April 2009)
6. North Koreas Pursuit of Nuclear TechnologyBackground Information
1993- North Korea Quits Nuclear Nonproliferation treaty
1994- U.S. and Pyongyang Agreement: International Aid Developing Nuclear Power in Exchange for Dismantlement of North Korean Nuclear Program
1998- North Korea Launches Missile over Japan into Pacific Ocean
2000- U.S. Nuclear Power Construction in North Korea Delayed, Threatens to Restart Nuclear Arms Program
2002- President George Bush Declares North Korea in Axis of Evil
North Korea Leader: Kim Jong Il 7. North Koreas Pursuit of Nuclear Technology Recent Developments
2006- North Korea Tests Taepodong 2 Missile. Test Fails.
2007 North Korea Agrees to Dismantle Nuclear Arms Plants
April 5 2009 -North Korea Claims to Launch Satellite into Space, U.S. says test failed
April 10 2009 -announces it will tighten economic sanctions against North Korea to punish the communist regime for its launch of a rocket
April 13 2009- UN Demands North Korea: No More Rocket Launches
April 18 2009-North Korea says any Sanctions imposed will be considered Act of War
8. How Do We Prevent Nuclear Proliferation?
The Goal is to Maintain Peaceful uses of Nuclear Technology (Like Nuclear Power), while simultaneously preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
Early 1960s Many Military and Political Leaders feared spread of Nuclear Weapons
Late 1960s United States and Russia Develop Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty
9. Citation Page
"Nuclear Weapons - Iran." Global Security. 24 Apr 2009 .
Bruno, Greg. "Iran's Nuclear Program." Council on Foreign Affairs. 24 Apr 2009 .
Iran's Nuclear Development . Washington Post. 27 Apr 2009 .
Karimi , Nasser.Iran warns Israel not to attack nuclear sites . The Associated Press. 27 Apr 2009 .