Does Iran have a right to nuclear weapons? No, of course not. Firstly, it would be a breach of the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and secondly it would be a political catrostophy. A regime like Iran must not possess nuclear weapons. This argument reflects the fear and anxiety the western world and especially Israel have of Iran, owing to the fact that Iran could possess nuclear weapons of mass destructions (WMD). However, it is no convincing answer to the question whether Iran has a right to nuclear weapons.
I argue that Iran is legally entitled to possess nuclear WMD – not inspite of, but because of the NPT. Although the NPT obligates the official nuclear powers to disarm, they did the contrary: They armed and even upgraded for small scale nuclear wars and they tolerated and even advanced the development of further nuclear powers that are not allowed to become nuclear powers following the logic of the NPT, like Israel, India or Pakistan. So, then, why should Iran feel bound by the NPT, when it lost its validity and legitimacy long ago – as an international treaty that claims to apply equally to all contracting parties but obviously allows exceptions to some?