What is the one thing the countries America has recently attacked have in common? None have nuclear weapons. In 2001, Bush labeled three countries as the 'Axis of Evil.' Iraq, Iran and North Korea. One of those three has nuclear weapons and only one was worthy of diplomacy despite testing missile systems and threatening its neighbors. North Korea. Iraq had no weapons or army to speak of but they had plenty of oil. And America attacked. What would you do if you were the leader of Iran? Personally, I'd start building nuclear weapons like North Korea. Or at least say I was building nuclear energy facilities while making sure everyone really understood what was what.
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)
from the article: Ahmadinejad: Israel and the U.S. would not dare attack Iran