The Irani shiias believe that their Mahdi, that is their Messiah, will establish his rule in Jerusalem. In 1984 Ayatollah Khomeini said that the "road to Jerusalem goes through Karbala". That is a city in Iraq. Well, Melissa, haven't the Iranians been fighting the Iraqi sunnis in Iraq since 2005 with no end in sight? Why is that you think? And the Iranians have been steadily building the Bomb since 2007. They sure are preparing themselves and have kept focused 30 years already.
UN Security Council condemns North Korea launch, vows action (Reuters)
from the article: Israel launches second Syria strike in two days, sources say