Today the Egyptian ElBaradei says its all hyped but on June 17 2009 he was interviewed by Jeremy Bown for the BBC and he said: " my gut feeling is that Iran definitely would like to have the technology that would enable it to have nuclear weapons if they decided to do so. The enrichment process can be configured to produce fuel either for nuclear power plants or weapons. Iran wants to send a message to its neighbors, it wants to send a message to the rest of the world: yes, don't mess with us we can have nuclear weapons if we want it. But the ultimate aim of Iran as I understand it, is they want to be recognized as a major power in the Middle East and they are. This is to them the road to get that recognition of power and prestige and an insurance policy against what they have heard in the past about regime change, axis of evil Here is ElBaradei in his own words saying he believes that Iran wants nukes less than 3 months ago but now he says its all just hype. What do we believe?
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from the article: Six countries hold meet in Germany on Iran nuclear program