May 3, 2010
Posted: 1225 GMT

On Monday, Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going to make his case at the U.N., for his country's nuclear program. So, we wanted to know:

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Sayan Majumdar   May 3rd, 2010 1:13 pm ET

Hala, Iran’s nuclear program will not only spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East but in the whole Asian continent. Since the Israeli landmass lack strategic depth and surrounded by hostile neighbours, the Israeli Defence and Intelligence services will not hesitate to take extreme proactive steps for security of their nation.

Again, India feels threatened by existence of two untrustworthy nuclear weapons armed neighbour namely China and Pakistan and will never welcome another in the vicinity. If forced to, India will have no alternate option but to enhance and refine her own strategic nuclear weapons arsenal.

The more disturbing aspect will be the transfer of nuclear weapons technology between rouge and failed States (nations) destabilising the global strategic balances to an unacceptable level.


Daniel Bui   May 3rd, 2010 2:15 pm ET

Actually Iran nuclear program laways put the world on fire. Cant imagine that one day Iran activate it for babd purposes. If it isnt a threat, Obama, the US and other big countries will feel better because the will not have to deal with this annoying problems, which cost them lots of time and money


C.da Silva   May 3rd, 2010 2:19 pm ET

Not bigger theat than the U.S,
or other land

Shahram   May 3rd, 2010 2:20 pm ET

The Iranian regime poses a greater threat to its own people. With the wealth that Iran poses, this theocratic regime is holding its own people hostage while the international community is concerned with its nuclear intentions. Instead of wasting energy on Iranian regime's nuclear ambitions, world powers need to support the Iranian people. Sanctions do not affect the ruling elite in Iran, they only hurt the very people who could topple this theocracy.

Mike   May 3rd, 2010 2:22 pm ET

Definitely yes. Even without a nuclear weapon Iran remains a big threat to the world, worst of all to it´s own citizens. We all saw a proof of that in their previous election.

Khalil   May 3rd, 2010 3:16 pm ET

In my viewpoint, the nuclear program of Iran is not threatening at all. There are many countries in the world who have been equipped with nuclear facilities; however, they use this technology for peaceful intentions. Iran is also a country that due to its humanitarian Islamic ideology, is not looking for threatening the world. If you look at the history of this country, you'll reach this idea. Many of big powers encroached this country's land during the second world war. They violated the international laws regarding the countries' borders. The 8-year imposed Iraqi war is another example that proves my idea of this country's efforts to defend its borders. By the way, Islam is a religion that opposes any kind of brutal behaviors towards nations and Iran is a big Islamic country that is friend to many of small and deprived countries and nations of the world. It looks for nuclear energy just for peaceful goals. I don't know why some countries accuse Iran of threatening others? I think that regarding Zionist Regime's Nuclear Programs, they are blind.
Khalil Javan

yusif haway   May 3rd, 2010 4:19 pm ET

in my own view of point the nuclear program that iran have is not a treat to the world and again the world is against iran because of the oil that iran have if iran xays now to the U.S.A that they can supply them with oil every body will never say a word about iran nuclear program but everybody is forgeten about isreal that they have about 1200 nuclear war heads who is talking about them no body so let them leave iran alone and mind there own buesness

mehran   May 3rd, 2010 4:23 pm ET

Even if Iran doesn't have it (yet?) they are constantly threatening. Let alone having a nuke hence "Israel must be wiped out of the earth map" mentioned by M.Ahmaghi nejad.

Keira   May 3rd, 2010 4:39 pm ET

Of course it poses a threat! It's one thing to have a country with a rational thinking leader, that while still scary, it feels better knowing said leader won't wake up one morning & nuke us all. Iran's leader? Not so sane. I don't trust that guy as far as I can throw him.


abe   May 3rd, 2010 5:21 pm ET

It's disgusting to force a peaceful nation like Iran under economic sanction while all the weatern world enjoy and possesive about their own nuclear weapon stock pile and keep a blind eye towards israel unfortunateny the only nuclear super-power in middleeast.

Cyrus   May 3rd, 2010 5:31 pm ET

I think Ahmadinejad said the real truth, and I think we have to respect him.

and based on UN inspection Iran is looking for the energy, and US does not want Iran to achieve energy from nuclear power plants.

that is ALL

Sina   May 3rd, 2010 5:46 pm ET

In the last 400 years, Iran has never started a war with any country while it has been attacked by it's neighbours through out this time. During the war with Iraq, Saddam Hussein used chemical bombs against Iranians. Pakistan right now is a nuclear armed state with terrorist groups and militia affiliated with Al-Qaida and Taliban are believed to be trained there. In my idea, the "threat of developing nuclear weapons", not the "technology to develope nuclear weopons" can be strong enough to threaten the hostile neighbors of Iran and secure the country's sovereignty and citizens. I believe niether Israel nor Iran are any threat to each other.

Fred Brun   May 3rd, 2010 7:12 pm ET

From the poll results it is clear how uneducated CNN supporters are. I would be afraid from the states that have nuclear weapons like the US and Israel. The US has used nukes and Israel threatens to use anything in its arsenal, whatever that means? These are two nations who have consistently ignored International Law and trumpeted its value when it suited them. Remember WMD? I guess not. Of course the Arabs want to push Israel into the sea and Iran wants regime change. Remember Iraq’s million man army, what a propaganda joke. Iran has no nuclear weapons, has never used any and says it is against their religion to have them. US and Israeli propaganda has demonized Iran to the extent that the local population actually believe this drivel that outlets like CNN and FOX spoon feeds them.

lush   May 4th, 2010 5:10 am ET

Does the US nuclear arsenal pose a threat to the rest of the world... maybe that should be the question you tards should answer. Don't know the answer?!?!?!... ask Japan and the 300,000 people you murdered.

reza   May 4th, 2010 9:17 am ET

Iran is a civilized country with at least 7000 years history ,civilization and culture. Iran is not a threat, it has never been a threat even to its neighbors in thousands years. in fact, Israel which is not accepted NPT and have hundreds of warhead in its nuclear arsenal is the real threat to the world as well as USA. which used it before against japan and its people, and unfortunately your results shows that how dramatically your viewers are brainwashed with your unfair and immoral propaganda.its really a shame.

ali   May 4th, 2010 10:47 am ET

Iran's nuclear program would not embark an era of nuclear race in the region... it, in reality stabilizes the nuclear hegemony that israel currently has in the region. Why should israel alone be allowed to have nuclear weapons in the middle east? Why not any Muslim country? This is bullshit and the US has time and time again reiterated that she is nothing but an illicit child of the zionist state.

M Ariely   May 4th, 2010 5:26 pm ET


•The problem that the world, including the U.S., has today is not with Iran as a nation-state but with the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary cause bent on
•To allow the world's leading sponsor of terror to gain the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations. For the sake of peace, the world must not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."

M Ariely   May 4th, 2010 5:28 pm ET


•The problem that the world, including the U.S., has today is not with Iran as a nation-state but with the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary cause bent on
•To allow the world's leading sponsor of terror to gain the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations. For the sake of peace, the world must not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon."

Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 7:30 pm ET

America offered to build 3 or more Nuclear Reactors for energy production in Iran during its cozy relationship with the dictator Shah of Iran.

Iran lacks the ability and the expertise to even build its own Nuclear Fuel rods for the large Commercial Nuclear Power generating plants it is planning to build. Obviously a Nuclear Weapon built primarily from triggering Plutonium is much more difficult and technical than a simple Nuclear Fuel rod. Iran also has zero Plutonium.

A Nuclear Weapon built primarily from triggering Uranium 235 however is not very difficult nor extremely technical to build and produce. HOWEVER the total amount of highly enriched Uranium 235 is large and it is entirely known almost exactly how much Uranium Yellowcake is needed to be processed in order to even remotely arrive at the critical amounts of U235 needed.

There is far less Yellowcake in all of Iran that could be mined as well as that already processed to make enough U235 for a single Uranium based Nuclear Weapon.

There are current and entirely working sanctions on preventing Iran from importing thousands of metric tons of Uranium Yellowcake which would be needed. Stopping fully loaded barges filled with Uranium Yellowcake from Africa or one of the Russian mines is already in place and entirely effective.

Iran lacks the Uranium Yellowcake ore to fuel a single large Nuclear Reactor for a single fuel cycle much less 3 Large Nuclear Reactor's.

Unless Iran imports many thousands of tons of Uranium Yellowcake Ore, or purchases already loaded Nuclear Fuel rods, Iran is DEAD in the Water regarding it's Nuclear Capability's commercial or military wise PERIOD.

Let me repeat that:

Unless Iran imports many thousands of tons of Uranium Yellowcake Ore, or purchases already loaded Nuclear Fuel rods, Iran is DEAD in the Water regarding it's Nuclear Capability's commercial or military wise PERIOD.

rick lopez   May 5th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

the maniacs already said hed blow israel of the face of the planet on live tv. not that i agree at all with israels bad attitude,have they forgotten what it was like to be racially abused,religion sucks full of hypocrisy, ps im english if your wondering

juoya   May 7th, 2010 5:18 am ET

Iran is a multi-faceted society w/ different peoples have lived together for many centuries. In today Iran, we have good numbers of Kalimiyan (Jewish ), Armanian, Assurian, Baloch, Arab, Azari/Turk, Turkeman, Kord. Iran is not a war-monger. Iran has problems and short comings, negativity, and draw backs just like any others. Iran is not perfect and has no intention to invade and attack any peoples. Young population of Iran is very demanding and has many expectation rightfully. Iran has its own limitations and capacity to provide its means for its populations just like any other countries. comparatively, Iran is one of more developed countries within thr Middle East. Iran has to have an alternative for the generation to come. Iran resources and Oil is limited and would not stay forever. It is right of Iran to have a nuclear technology for clean energy comsumption just like any other developed nations. Iran has no intention to build nuclear arms unless being attacked by a nuclear arms country. Do not force a nation into corner. Do not inflame the Iranian sense of nationalism and pride. United States and western countries must have a balanced policy toward Iran. The same pressure that applied to Iran must be applied to India, Pakistan and Israel as well. These countries are not even sign the NPT and they are off the book. Iran is part of mother earth and any attack upon Iran is directly attack to Mother earth. I hope Iran just like any other nations left alone to determine its own destiny and ways to solve their own. Iran is a small nation, We have a right to live as a proud nation and just like a small shrimp lives next to a wale in the middle of ocean. Peace and solidarity !

Jack   May 7th, 2010 6:07 am ET

All those comment are from enemies of Iran.

clovis ntungwe   May 7th, 2010 3:50 pm ET


avatarixinc   May 26th, 2010 1:26 pm ET

Iran is not a war monger? Excuse me, but Iran has declared war on its own people, on their desire for freedom, dignity, civility, human rights! It's gotten more and more oppressive on its own people. They have shown they don't care about their wants, and will do anything to control them, meanwhile clerics are calling for the "export of the revolution" and have openly declared a desire for a new order in the entire region, one with Sharia law. Law like theirs? Like they impose on their own people? Who the hell would want this? Look at what they're doing in Iraq. The Shia death squads coming into Iraq, kidnapping, torturing and killing sunnis is not a rumour. Call it what you want, the Iranian REGIME, not the people, want to conquer the Middle East!! And raise it to a state of chaos!!

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