This Flashpoint discussion will cover a subject that effects not only the United States, but the entire globe. Starting in the 1950s, Iran's interest with Nuclear Technology was fueled under the U.S. Atoms for Peace Program. U.S. assistance ended in 1979, but this did not deter Iran's interest in nuclear power. During the Summer of 2019, the Iranian government formally stated that they would end the nuclear agreement between themselves and six other world powers made in 2015. The Trump Administration has responded to this by increasing sanctions on one of Iran's greatest exports: oil.