But looked at from the point of view of the Iranians, they see the US as having forced a regime change on them in 1952 they see the US as the only country to have used a nuclear bomb in anger. They see Israel as an occupying power which has twice carried out pre-emptive strikes. Is it surprising that Iran and other Middle Eastern states should lie, cheat, or do anything else necessary to achive their own nuclear deterrent?
Syrian rebels threaten to shell government forces if prisoners' demands not met (Reuters)
from the article: A new nuclear age