Ex-Iranian MP: It was always Iran’s intention to build a nuclear bomb

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Ex-Iranian MP: It was always Iran’s intention to build a nuclear bomb
‘There is no need to beat around the bush,’ former parliament member Ali Motahari says; he argues Iran’s failure was not keeping its plans a secret for long enough
By TOI staff
25 April 2022

A former member of Iran’s parliament said in an interview with Iranian media on Sunday that Iran had always intended to build a nuclear bomb that would have been used as a “means of intimidation,” according to footage captured and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “When we began our nuclear activity, our goal was indeed to build a bomb,” former Iranian politician Ali Motahari told ISCA News. “There is no need to beat around the bush,” he said. His statements contradict Iran’s ongoing insistence that it never sought to build nuclear weapons — a claim rejected by Israel and Western intelligence services.

Motahari noted that the objective of building a bomb was pursued and supported by “the entire regime, or at least, the people who started this activity.” Asked by the interviewer if the people behind Iran’s nuclear program intended to use the bomb, Motahari said, “No, we wanted to build it as a means of intimidation,” citing a verse from the Quran: “Strike fear in the hearts of the enemy of Allah.”

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