Tehran thinks their 1979 revolution was a historical achievement. The regime also believes the world can't adapt to their new religious persona. They think the West will always act against an Islamic State. The Iranians create this narrative and connect it to a national commitment of a nuclear program. The problem is... that once such a narrative is created. It's no longer a matter of nuclear enrichment or self-sufficiency. It becomes difficult for the regime in Tehran to negotiate a retreat. The regime rests it's entire nationalistic agenda and military fortunes... on one singular event. This is similar to climbing up a tree... without securing an adequate ladder to climb back down.
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from the article: IAEA: Iran refuses access to suspect nuke site