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Question #1

What country in the Middle East refuses to confirm or deny that it has a nuclear weapons program and refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

Answer: Israel has not signed the treaty and does not publicly admit it has nuclear weapons, although the fact that it does is common knowledge. Iran has signed the treaty and does not have a nuclear weapons program.

Sources:
Associated Press, September 20, 2007
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) at a Glance (Arms Control Association)

Question #2

What country agreed to be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and has repeatedly opened up its country to IAEA inspectors?

Answer: Iran

Sources: 
Iran President Vows to Ignore U.N. Measures, N.Y. Times
U.N. Finds No Nuclear Bomb Program in Iran, Washington Post
Report Showing Rise in Iran's Nuclear Activity Exposes Split Between U.S. and U.N., N.Y. Times 

Question #3

Which country’s prime minister has been attempting to persuade members of his cabinet to make a pre-emptive military strike against a neighboring country?

Answer: Israel

Source:
Netanyahu Trying to Persuade Cabinet to Support Attack on Iran, Haaretz

Question #4

True or False:
"The International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.S. have provided evidence that Iran is attempting to obtain nuclear weapons."

Answer: False - neither have provided any evidence that Iran is attempting to obtain nuclear weapons.

Source: 
Iran and the I.A.E.A. by Seymour Hersh, New Yorker
U.S.-Israeli Assault on Iran Escalates, Danger of War Grows, by Larry Everest

Question #5

The  IAEA severely criticized which country for falsifying information on Iraq and Iran’s nuclear programs?

Answer: United States

Source:
IAEA blasts U.S. intelligence report on Iran, CNN

Question #6

According to the UN Charter and Nuremberg Tribunal, what is the gravest war crime of all?

Answer: Attacking a country which hasn't attacked you. This is called a war of aggression, which "contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."

Source:
War of Aggression, Wikipedia
International Justice and the International Criminal Court (2 ed.) by Bruce Broomhall, published by Oxford University Press.

Question #7

Which is the one country on the planet which has actually used nuclear weapons against a civilian population?

Answer: the United States, which bombed the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagaski during WWII, killing between150,000 - 246,000 people within just the first 4 months, half within the first 24 hours.

Source:
Newsreel footage
Tale of Two Cites: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, National Science Digital Library

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