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Former Iran Minister: “We Aimed to Make a Bomb”
On Sunday, former Iranian parliament member Ali Motahari revealed publicly what Israeli politicians have been saying for years: The goal of Iran’s nuclear activity was to build a nuclear weapon.
Despite Iran’s insistence that its nuclear activity is for peaceful purposes only, former Iranian MP Ali Motahari revealed on Sunday that Iran “from the very beginning”aimed to make a nuclear bomb, in an interview with the Iran Student Correspondents Association.
“From the very beginning, when we entered the nuclear activity, our goal was to build a bomb and strengthen the deterrent forces, but we could not maintain the secrecy of this issue, and the secret reports were revealed by a group of hypocrites,” he said.
This statement was immediately met with a denial by an official from the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, who said, “the peaceful nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran has never ever been militarily oriented and the statements of irresponsible people are due to ignorance or their specific political approach.”
To put it mildly, that last statement isn’t very believable.
In fact, the former head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani hinted last November that assassinated nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh had been working on a nuclear weapons program prior to his death.