Iran: ‘Knowledge and Capability to Build the Atomic Bomb is Necessary’

Mahdi Taeb, a prominent mullah and political figure tied to the country’s hardline regime, said in recent comments that Iran must obtain the knowledge and technology necessary to build a nuclear weapon in order to boost the Islamic Republic’s global standing.

“The Islamic Republic’s centrifuges are, in reality, getting power for this divine government,” said Taeb, whose brother, Hossein, heads the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps intelligence branch. Continue reading