posted on Nov, 16 2013 @ 07:31 PM
There seems to be a big question over what Iran is doing with it's nuclear program. As far as I know, there's no proof either way. As for evidence
pointing one way or the other, it seems to be this:
1.) Iran is not interested in a nuclear weapon because it's leaders say so.
2.) Iran is interested in nuclear weapons because it refuses to allow inspection of the sites most likely connected to a weapons program, it has a
long history of being in violation of the nuclear treat they signed, and they lied about not working on a weapons program at the turn of the
Here's something from PBS, not generally considered to be right-wing or Zionist, about two months ago:
HARI SREENIVASAN: In an op-ed the Iranian president wrote in the Washington Post, they said their pursuit of nuclear is for energy interests only,
does the country have an infrastructure to take this in?
DAVID ALBRIGHT: Certainly Iran has a legitimate reason to pursue nuclear power and they bought a nuclear power reactor from Russia in order to produce
electricity for civilian use. The question is, why do they need all these other facilities that enrich uranium, a reactor that really looks more
designed to make plutonium than to do anything else- and plutonium again is a nuclear explosive material that can be used to make the bomb. So
there's a lot of questions, there’s also a lot of evidence that Iran did seek nuclear weapons.
The U.S. intelligence community, judged with high confidence that prior to 2004, Iran had a nuclear weapons program. That assessment is shared by our
closest allies Britain, France and Germany and also Israel, the International Atomic Energy Agency has additional evidence suggesting that Iran's
work on nuclear weapons continued after 2003, so, there's evidence that Iran has worked a great deal on nuclear weapons and that – when it says it
never did, it’s simply not telling the truth. And so there is a lot of suspicion that they will try to do so again in the future.
So, proof? No. But much more reason to believe they're going after nuclear weapons than to believe they just want power.