A look at two Middle Eastern countries in the news lately: Syria and Iran.
President Bush plans to punish Iran for its nuclear program, a program that Iran’s government says is for peaceful purposes, not weapons.
On October 9 North Korea tested its first nuclear weapon, making it the ninth member of the nuclear club. Now the United States is believed to be gearing up to take military action against either Iran or North Korea.
Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons, but the United Nations Security Council is worried that it might be trying to make them and the Bush government is pushing for countries to punish Iran. Here is also a look at the countries around the world that do have nuclear weapons.