Originally Posted by Viper Dude
Who ??? Our good "allies" Pakistan supplied them with the nuclear technology.
It is my belief that Iran has had a nuclear capability for quite some time from blackmarket warheads and arty shells from the collapse of the USSR and a European power. What the Iranians lacked was the PAL code to unlock the detonators on those nukes. I have always suspected that the Iranian effort was to develope new triggers for those old nukes. We'll see in the months ahead what is and isn't, likely just before the US national elections.
I would have to say you're wrong, can you spell "Blowback"
Iran's leaders have worked to pursue nuclear energy technology since the 1950s, spurred by the launch of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace program
. It made steady progress, with Western help, through the early 1970s. But concern over Iranian intentions followed by the upheaval of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 effectively ended outside assistance.