(RepublicanDaily.org) – Iran is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Former President Donald Trump was very concerned about the threat they posed to the US and our allies. Lately, the Islamic government has become even more belligerent and threatening.
On Tuesday, February 9, comments from Iran’s intelligence minister about the country’s nuclear program were broadcast by state media. Mahmoud Alavi stated his country might have no option but to develop a nuclear weapon if its enemies, including the US, “push it into a corner.”
This marks a notable departure from the usual rhetoric of Iranian officials. Ordinarily, they challenge any suggestion that their nuclear program is intended for weaponization. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian leader, has banned nuclear weapons, declaring them “fatwa.” However, many of the country’s rivals remain unconvinced by this. Israel, for example, is pushing for a full ban on weapons-grade uranium for Iran, as its leaders feel this is the only way to neutralize the threat it poses.
🇮🇱🇮🇷 — NEWS: IDF assesses in its annual intelligence report that Iran could have a nuclear bomb within two years if it chooses.
— Belaaz (@TheBelaaz) February 9, 2021
Alavi did reiterate the position that Iran’s nuclear ambitions have peaceful intentions. However, with US-Iran relations remaining fraught, it’s hard to say whether this will continue to hold true going forward, especially in the context of his other comments.
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