Why we should polygraph the Iranian delegation at the Moscow P5+1 summit.
Iran: Nuclear Peace or Nuclear War?
Here’s a billion dollar question if there ever was one: Is Iran’s nuclear program destined for peaceful purposes only or to develop nuclear weapons?
On the one hand, Iran has crossed the 20% Uranium enrichment threshold and the IAEA reports are filled with Iranian evasions and transgressions but without the proverbial smoking gun. On the other hand, Iran stands firm in its statements that the program is meant for peaceful purposes only and that the suspicions by the West and the IAEA are based on political prejudices.
One of the main bases for Iran’s defense by all the relevant Iranian leaders in this issue is Khamenei’s famous “Nuclear Fatwa”, a religious and supposedly binding edict stating that “Iran is not seeking to have the atomic bomb, possession of which is pointless, dangerous and is a great sin from an intellectual and a religious point of view”. The Iranians and pro-Iranians have submitted the “Nuclear Fatwa” to the IAEA and the P5+1 delegates as “Proof” that their nuclear program is peaceful. The rest of the world seems to be split into those who don’t care about what goes on in Iran or want to believe this is true (like ostriches with their heads in the sand) and those who don’t understand how an oral religious edict can play such an important part in trying to answer the question “is Iran building a bomb?”.