Argument: A nuclear Iran would use oil as a weapon
- Debate: Is a nuclear Iran intolerable? - pro argument.
"An 'Intolerable' Threat". Wall Street Journal. February 3, 2006 - "A nuclear Iran could also wield a predominating influence in OPEC. It could disrupt maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf and force the U.S. Navy out of its narrow, shallow waters. It could menace Europe, and eventually the U.S. homeland, as its ballistic missile capabilities develop. It could arm Palestinian terrorists with sophisticated weapons, turning Gaza into a risk not just for Israel but the entire Mediterranean basin."