(The official line, apparently swallowed whole by the P5+1 group, is that Iran neither has nor wants nukes; only peaceful stuff. — DM)
Iranians believe the negotiations to limit Iranian nuclear research and development are an effort to block Iran from getting nuclear weapons and to keep Iran weak and vulnerable. Most Iranians see nukes as a necessity for maintaining Iranian dominance in the region. Iran has been the regional superpower for thousands of years.
April 14, 2014: Iran has been following Russian operations in Ukraine closely. It was noted that Russia violated a 1994 agreement to protect Ukrainian borders in return for Ukraine getting rid of its Cold War era nukes. Russia insists that the 1994 agreement does not apply. What really interests Iran about the Russian violation of the 1994 agreement is the implication that if you really want to…
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