port7, I appreciate what you’re saying regarding countries like UK and USA making commitments to reduce their own nuclear arsenal before requiring countries like Iran to do so, but surely you must see that as a liberal daydream and not something that could likely happen in the real world?
The fact is that having nuclear weapons gives a country a huge bargaining chip when it comes to diplomacy with other countries. North Korea has them, Israel has them, China has them, Pakistan and India have them. Iraq did not have them. If Iran did not have them (or were not close to having them), would they today share the same fate as Iraq?