The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

By Jenny Park

After talks to end UN sanctions in exchange for Iran to scale back its nuclear program had been extended, BBC illustrates the history of the international tension surrounding Iran’s nuclear crisis. World powers suspect that Iran is developing nuclear weapons technology. In addition to UN resolutions requiring Iran to cease enriching uranium, the US and EU have imposed additional sanctions on Iran's energy and financial sectors. However, Iran defends its defiance of the UN resolutions by its right to nuclear energy under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.