Excuse for Nuke
Officially, Iran insists that its nuclear program is benign. But a leading Iranian scientist recently put the lie to this story.
“Iran has quietly deemed Saudi Arabia a nuclear state” (Middle East Newsline, Nov. 28, 2004). Iranian sources say the Saudis have an agreement with Pakistan in order to gain nuclear weapons and delivery systems.
In a Nov. 9, 2004, address, a leading Iranian scientist claimed that Iran required a nuclear weapon “in wake of the acquisition of atomic bombs by neighboring Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”