Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2023

Should Iran build a nuclear bomb?

Centrifuges on display at an uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, Iran on Apr. 21, 2019. (Via Khorasan newspaper)


The dispute between Iran and the US over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program has now dragged on for almost 20 years. The impact of unprecedented US penalties on the politics and economy of Iran has been wide-ranging, and in many ways severely damaging. As Tehran and Washington enter the endgame on whether to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), invited three Iranian voices for a groundbreaking debate on whether Iran should take the step of building a nuclear weapon.

Hamze Ghalebi is an Iranian analyst and commentator. He previously served as the head of Reformist Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi's youth headquarters.

Trita Parsi is an award-winning author on Iran-US relations and the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

Fereshteh Sadeghi is a Tehran-based journalist. She has previously worked with Iran’s Press TV and Al Jazeera English. 

Hamze Ghalebi

Trita Parsi

Fereshteh Sadeghi

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