Chris Musk Journal Staff
Iran has threatened to stop exporting its oil if sanctions on their nuclear program by Western nations get any more severe. Iran has also stated in the past it will attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz, where one-fifth of the world’s oil travels through, if sanctions get any higher. Luckily a very large naval force has been stationed in the Strait of Hormuz to prevent such attempts by Iran.
The United States Navy’s fifth fleet has been stationed in Bahrain and Iran will have quite a difficult time defeating the US Navy alongside our other NATO allies. This nation makes a lot of violent claims in endangering economic policies and free trade across the world, while claiming to want nuclear weapons “for peaceful purposes,” so Tehran officials say. They want these nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes so bad they’re willing to threaten others militarily and economically.
The U.S estimates oil is “half of the Iranian government’s revenue and oil products make up 80 percent of the country’s total exports.” Iran is planning to destroy 50 percent of its inflow in sales revenue and 80 percent of its exports in order to develop nuclear weapons with no interruptions. Some of Iran’s major clientele for oil is Japan, South Korea, India, and China. It seems Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could use a couple economic classes here at Suffolk to realize how heinously ignorant he is in threatening to economically cripple his own country.
Iran has also stated that if any type of warfare breaks out with Israel, then Iran will attack US military bases in the Middle East since Israel and the US are such strong allies. Iran’s top Revolutionary Guard commander, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, stated, “that Iran believes the United States won’t attack Iran because its military bases in the Middle East are within the range of Iran’s missiles.”
Iran is truly feeling quite confident in themselves and their militaristic capabilities. They’re still attempting to develop weapons we’ve had since 1945 and egotistically boasting how their missiles can travel across countries. This is the nation that proclaimed on the United Nations stage that Israel is a cancer in the Middle East and should be erased, funds the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas, and desires nuclear weapons for “peaceful purposes.” This extremist Islamic government should never in their entirety receive nuclear weapons; their violent and provocative behavior towards threatening free trade and western culture needs to cease.