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D00M
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 10:25:33 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

Mr. Trump has insisted that “sunset clause” simply put off the day when Iran would become a nuclear-armed state. The agreement, he has said, failed to address Tehran’s growing missile capability and expanding influence in the Middle East — all funded, he insisted, from cash that was returned to the Iranians as a part of the deal, as well as its resumed oil trade.

Why is it "Iran would become" and not "became"?

I am looking forward to your answers.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 10:59:12 AM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

Mr. Trump has insisted that “sunset clause” simply put off the day when Iran would become a nuclear-armed state. The agreement, he has said, failed to address Tehran’s growing missile capability and expanding influence in the Middle East — all funded, he insisted, from cash that was returned to the Iranians as a part of the deal, as well as its resumed oil trade.

Why is it "Iran would become" and not "became"?


Because, as far as we know, Iran does not now (present) have nuclear weapons. However, if they continue to develop the technology, they "would become" (future) nuclear capable.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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