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Khomeini Wanted Nuclear Bomb In 1988

From those lovers of terror at the BBC:

In front of a picture of the Iranian late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected demands that Tehran suspend its uranium enrichment activities, saying his government was determined to continue pursuing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Iran mulled nuclear bomb in 1988

29 September 2006
By Frances Harrison

A letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander says Iran could need a nuclear bomb to win the war against Iraq has come to light in Tehran.

The commander is quoted in the letter, written by the father of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, to top officials in the final days of the war.

It has only now been made public – by former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.

The letter seems at odds with Tehran's statements that Iran is not seeking a bomb because it is against Islam.

The letter from Ayatollah Khomeini lists the requirements of military commanders if they are to continue fighting against Iraq.

It mentions more aircraft, helicopters, men and weapons, and also quotes the top commander saying Iran would within five years need laser-guided and atomic weapons in order to win the war.

Some Iranian news agencies have, however, deleted the reference to atomic weapons in the letter.

It is sensitive because Iran has always said it is not seeking a nuclear weapon and leading clerics say an atomic bomb would be against Islam…

It's almost as if Ahmadinejad is lying when he claims that Iran has never sought a nuclear bomb and that they would never seek to develop a nuclear bomb.

Some Iranian news agencies have, however, deleted the reference to atomic weapons in the letter.

The Iranian news agencies have nothing on our one party media, who have studiously ignored this story.

They don’t want to make their hero Ahmadinejad look dishonest.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 1st, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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