(ReliableNews.org) – Iran has insisted for years that it doesn’t plan to build nuclear weapons. In fact, in 2019, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Islam prevents his country from ever developing a nuclear weapon. Another top official in the country is saying otherwise.
On Tuesday, February 9, Iran’s intelligence minister, Mahmoud Alavi, threatened the US. The official said that if America didn’t lift its sanctions against the nation that it would have no choice but to get nuclear weapons. He said if a cat is trapped “in a corner” then it could behave in a way it “wouldn’t if it were free.”
Shocking. Islamic Republic of Iran's Minister of Intelligence blames the "enemy" for Iran's quest for nuclear weapons. He says "It is their fault if we want to obtain nuclear weapons" pic.twitter.com/TcR0RrGcel
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) February 9, 2021
President Joe Biden has said he wants to negotiate with Iran about a path forward, and suggested he might rejoin the nuclear agreement. Meanwhile, the Iranians are becoming more aggressive, threatening, and emboldened. The Middle Eastern country is often described as the biggest threat in the region. Former President Donald Trump treated them as if they were.
If Biden doesn’t maintain Trump’s strong, bold, no nonsense approach, the country will likely remain a threat, and could even develop the nuclear weapons the world fears they might obtain.
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