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RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE TEMPLATE NAME Brogan Faso I.

Thesis: Irans possession of a fully operational and bountiful nuclear facility provides the Iranians with a source of power; however its presence, in an unstable Iran, presents many possibilities for danger and future nuclear war. II. Argument 1: Irans possession of a fully operational and bountiful nuclear facility provides the Iranians with a source of power Sub point 1: Iranian land and factory uses. 1. Support 1: Tehran has said it plans to carry out uranium enrichment therefore purely peaceful reasons. (BBC News, 1) 2. Support 2: Experts believe that technically it could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a bomb within a few months. (BBC News N, 1) Support 3: Iran also denied suggestions that it had sought to cleanse the military complex, called Pachin, to eliminate any trace of incriminating activity (Gladstone, 2)
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Sub point 2: How the nuclear facility aids Iran as a nation. 1. Support 1: The site is a military site, and conventional military activities are being carried out in this site (Gladstone, 2) 2. 3. Support 2: Iran insists the uranium enrichment is for peaceful purposes (Gladstone, 2) Support 3: However they do not stop the trade in oil and gas, the major source of Irans income (BBC News, 2) III. Argument 2: The nuclear presence, in an unstable Iran, presents many possibilities for danger and future nuclear war. Sub point 1: Current Iranian politics 1. Support 1: The rise of nuclear Iran appeared to be a forgone conclusion on the eve of the Iranian presidential elections of June 12, 2009 (Gold, 3) 2. Support 2: As the power of the military grew, even the Islamic Republics clerical leadership held less sway(Gold, 21) Support 3: It is a very efficient measureit can cripple the banking sector of Iran (Gladstone 1)
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Sub point 2: Denial of nuclear inspectors 1. Support 1: Iran did not oppose a visit but first wanted an agreement on what the inspectors would be allowed to do (Gladstone,2) 2. Support 2: They are confident that Iran has no secret uranium enrichment site outside the preview of U.N nuclear inspections (Iran usa nuclear, 1) Support 3: Instructed to discontinue its communication services to Iranian financial institutes that are subject to European transactions (Gladstone, 1)

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Sub point 3: Nuclear potential 1. Support 1: Western nations and Israel say it is a cover for developing nuclear weapons capacity (Gladstone, 1) Support 2: Iran has masterminded this crisis to divert international attention frantic nuclear weapons program (Evans,1 ) Support 3: Confidence that any Iranian move toward building a functional nuclear weapon would be detected long before a bomb was made (Iran usa nuclear, 2)

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Sub point 4: Aggressive behaviors and international relations. 1. Support 1: The UN has imposed four sets of sanctions, in security council resolution 1737, 1747, 1803, and 1929. (world middle east, 1) 2. Support 2: wiki leaks revelations have shown that gulf Arab state have urged the US to attack Iran (BBC News,1) Support 3: The window for solving this issue diplomatically is shrinking (Gladstone, 1) V. Restated thesis (state differently than the one above).

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