MIDDLE East conflict fears could be raised if Iran continues to stock more Uranium despite the disapproval of the US, according to an expert.
By Gerrard Kaonga 22:45, Sun, Apr 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:46, Sun, Apr 26, 2020
Iran: Nuclear weapons ‘won’t be good for US’ says expert
World War three fears remain high as Iran and US tensions continue to escalate. Dr Pupak Mohebali, an expert from Iran International, owned by Volant Media, noted Tehran’s quest for more nuclear material could create uncertainty and instability in the Middle East. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Dr Mohebali said if Iran continues to acquire nuclear material, the US’ allies in the region will look towards the superpower for intervention.
This could ultimately spark a major conflict between Iran and its surrounding nations and potentially the US.
Dr Mohebali said: “It definitely won’t help to establish peace and stability in the region.
“This is because there is rivalry among the surrounding countries.
“I believe acquiring more Uranium could make things worse because before Iran even created a nuclear bomb, we had America attacking and killing Qassem Soleimanni.
Dr Mohebali said if Iran continues to acquire nuclear material, the US’ allies in the region will look towards the superpower for intervention. (Image: Getty)
“In addition to this, everyday we witness more cases of conflict and turmoil in different parts of the region.
“It simply won’t help bring any of the countries in the Middle East closer.
“It can even make things worse.
“This is because countries surrounding Iran would sit down, the countries allied with the US in the region especially, and they would look at the US and other major powers in the world to see who each country is supporting.
“It definitely would not be good for Iran and I don’t think it is going to be good for any other country, including the US.”
Throughout 2020 Iran has refused to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA).
This has caused concerned as the body has requested cooperation to ensure Iran’s nuclear material stocks match their claims.
Dr Mohebali claimed Iran could use the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage to continue to refuse an inspection. April 26 2020 data (Image: Daily Express)
Dr Mohebali claimed Iran could use the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage to continue to refuse an inspection.
Dr Mohebali said:” If the IAEA can not have its investigators in Iran at the moment it may cause problems.
“It won’t be easy for the IAEA to know the scope of Iran’s nuclear activities during this time.
“Ultimately this could cause a lot of issues in the future.”