Douglas Murray

Iran keeps saying it’s nuking up - despite what its Western apologists say

Iran keeps saying it's nuking up - despite what its Western apologists say
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The same problem keeps occurring for the megaphones of Iranian propaganda in the West: they keep being let down by their own side.  Every time another op-ed appears in the Guardian or Nation arguing that Iran isn’t seeking a nuclear device (and even if was it would never use it, and even though it doesn’t want a nuke and wouldn’t use it if it did, it does still at least have the ‘right’ to one) another Iranian official or one of their proxies lets slip the truth.

The latest person to let the side down is the Hezbollah MP Walid Sakariya.  The MP for the Iranian Revolutionary government’s party in Lebanon told the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar last week that the purpose of Iran’s nuclear project is to annihilate Israel.  As he says, “The entire equation in the Middle East will change.”  Indeed.

The MP, who is also a retired general, explained that Iran’s nukes would not only be used for Iran’s interests, but for Syria’s too, as though the two (three if you include Hezbollah) are not currently the same thing.  He goes on:

'This nuclear weapon is intended to create a balance of terror with Israel, to finish off the Zionist enterprise, and to end all Israeli aggression against the Arab nation.'

I was going to say that if people like Sakariya ever get their dream those shills in the West will feel pretty silly.  But of course they won’t.  They will feel very happy, having got what they wanted all along.