It makes all the sense in the world to require nuclear power. The oil in Iran is not going to last forever, they import more oil than the export, and it requires POWER to take oil out of the ground. Also, it doesn't matter if you think that it is necessary or unnecessary for them to have nuclear power. They have the right under the NPT, end of story.
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)
from the article: Iran: We have 3,000 centrifuges working at enrichment plant