Well, there you go; according the The Guardian Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam, a prominent politician in Iran, has admitted that Iran could build a nuclear bomb, but added that it won’t. Not really very helpful a statement like that. After all, although his views are quoted as not representing the government’s policy, the conclusion would still have to be that should the madmen invade Iran, their chances of finding evidence of WMDs, or at least their chances of finding evidence of installations and materials that could produce WMDs, is a wee bit better than it was when they started looking in Iraq.
Of course, this is probably not news for the western intelligence agencies. and we might doubt that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s, insistence that “his country is not seeking nuclear weapons, saying that holding such arms is a sin and “useless, harmful and dangerous”, which lends substance to Mr Moghadam’s view that Iran won’t build nuclear weapons, will tip the scales in favour of peace. The past provides enough evidence to suggest that, in the longer term, this information will provide the madmen with a golden opportunity to find the pretext for its coming war on Iran and, of course, in the event of their being successful, they will at least have a little more to show us than they did when they went “looking” in Iraq.