curious nuclear weapons question?
If any country in the world has the right to develop nuclear weapons, do all countries have this right?
- OnceLibertyLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
No country has a right to develop nuclear weapons, they only need to have the power to do it.
Rights are a concept that varies by country. Might rules where rights do not exist. Rights are a boundary of authorization that empowered citizens define for their government. Citizens need to retain the power over government in order for rights to exist.
Weapons are just one tool that countries use to discourage intrusion. Having defensive weapons can discourage intrusion. Having offensive weapons can invite it. There are no rights between countries, only interests.
- KnowallLv 58 years ago
Every country has as mush right to develop a nuclear weapon as the big nuclear powers. Some have voluntarily given up their right by signing an NPT, (or rather sold it in exchange for some aid and technology).
In general, a selective ban cannot work and has no legitimacy. To be effective, the ban has to be applicable to all countries as no country can be trusted with such weapons, USA being shown to be the least trustworthy among them.
- SteveLv 78 years ago
Sure, all countries have the "right" to develop nuclear weapons. But not all countries can be trusted with nuclear weapons.
- Shawn RobinLv 78 years ago
Some countries chose to sign nuclear nonproliferation treaties.
Meaning they legally obligated themselves under international law to never develop nukes.
Those in breach of that contract are legally punishable under international law.
Iran is just such a nation that did sign just such a treaty and Iran is in violation of it.
Iran's claim that its rights to nuclear power are being unfairly denied are total b.s.
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- Robert AbuseLv 78 years ago
Why should it only be the `big boys` that can carry big sticks?