What is a P5 country?

The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (also known as the Permanent Five, Big Five, or P5) are the five sovereign states to whom the UN Charter of 1945 grants a permanent seat on the UN Security Council: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

What is Iran nuclear program?

The nuclear program of Iran is an ongoing scientific effort by Iran to research nuclear technology and allegedly develop nuclear weapons. Iran has several research sites, two uranium mines, a research reactor, and uranium processing facilities that include three known uranium enrichment plants.

Would a nuclear war end the world?

Some scientists, such as Alan Robock, have speculated that a thermonuclear war could result in the end of modern civilization on Earth, in part due to a long-lasting nuclear winter.

What is the Iran nuclear deal and will Biden restore it?

The development comes as the Biden administration has continued to hold out hope for a restoration of the defunct 2015 Iranian nuclear deal that had given Iran major economic sanctions relief in exchange for limits to Tehran’s nuclear activities that the West fears are geared to making atomic weapons.

Why are protests breaking out in Iran?

Protests broke out in Iran Thursday after the government cut subsidies for food, sending prices through the roof as authorities brace for more unrest in the following weeks.

What’s happening to the Iranian rial?

Panicked shoppers raided stores and stuffed basic goods into large plastic bags, according to footage shared widely on social media. Lines in Tehran snaked out of grocery stores late Wednesday. On Thursday, Iran’s currency dropped to a low of 300,000 rial to the dollar.

How have sanctions affected Iran’s economy?

The sanctions have squeezed Iran’s economy in a way that analysts say has created challenges for ordinary Iranians, but also added to social and political tensions in the country.