Iran Says They’re Going to Build Nukes If Israel Continues Threatening Them

Currently, the Ayatollah has a fatwa against building nuclear weapons. You can think what you want about that, but that’s the current status: a religious prohibition against making these weapons.

Of course, if they had nuclear weapons, Israel would stop threatening to destroy them.


Iran will change its nuclear doctrine if Israel threatens its existence, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader said, the latest comment by an Iranian official that raises questions about what Tehran says is its peaceful nuclear program.

Tehran has always said it had no plans to obtain nuclear weapons. Western governments suspect that it wants nuclear technology to build a bomb; its nuclear program has been at the centre of a long-running dispute that has led to sanctions.

In April, in the middle of a tense standoff with Israel, which is widely believed to have nuclear weapons, a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander also said Israeli threats could prompt Iran to change its nuclear doctrine.

We have no decision to build a nuclear bomb but should Iran’s existence be threatened, there will be no choice but to change our military doctrine,” Kamal Kharrazi, an adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was reported as saying by Iran’s Student News Network on Thursday.

It’s unclear whether or not Iran could actually build such a bomb. They claim they could. No one really knows.

If they can, they should.