The root of the geopolitical tension emanating from Iran, is not their hatred of Israel (since they are expert cynics whose bigotry is only to show off), but the fact that Iran's oil production will start declining within a few years at a very fast rate. This is a fact, and please do some research to verify what this implies. Thus the only way Iran can survive is by taking the oil in Saudi Arabia, and this is possible since there is a pro-Iraninan Shiite minority in the East of Saudi Arabia where the oil fields are located. But the difficulty, is to hold on to those conquered oil fields after they are taken by Iran. Saddam had no difficulty with taking Kuwait, but the difficult part was to keep it. Same problem for Iran. This is why Iran needs nukes, to hold on to its conquests like the other Gulf States, too. Iran has the choice between total disintegration or building the biggest oil empire in the world: the key is to get nukes in a few years or else Iran will collapse.
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from the article: Preparing for the military option