It was the Shah who was overturned in the Iranian Revolution of 1979 who had dreams of the "Great Persian Empire" being rebuilt who started the nuclear program. He bought so much military equipment and trucks, etc. to rebuild the Great Persia that many of them I believe are still rusting in the desert, unused. Also, Pakistan, under Bhutto, wanted the muslim nations to have nuclear arms to show they are equal to the Russia and the West. Anyone believing in the warnings of doom from Nostradamus or the bible, or anyone having common sense wouldn't want nuclear proliferation. However, Iran, like Korea, may be using nuclear arms are a means of terrorism to get their way. What is it Korea wants?; they met the Great White Chief Clinton; can't he get them into the world of trade with China? What does Iran want? So far, I think its partner Syria wants Lebanon and peace (a piece of this and a piece of that as the joke goes). Iran may have ambitions of being the regional power,Turkey is that
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: ANALYSIS / Why is Israel suddenly praising Iran sanctions?