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A former top official in Iranian parliament has confirmed that Iran intended to develop nuclear weapons from the time its nuclear program began.


A missile in front of a poster of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. / AP / File


Ali Motahari, former deputy parliament speaker, said in an April 24 interview on Iran’s Student Correspondents Association (ISCA) state-run news: “When we [Iran] began our nuclear activity, our goal was indeed to build a bomb. There is no need to beat around the bush.”

He also expressed regret that the goal of building the bomb was not kept secret enough.

“With regard to what we started… If we could have kept it [a secret] until we performed a [nuclear] test, then it would have been a done deal,” Motahari said. “Like in Pakistan.”

When asked if he was actually stating the aim of Iran’s nuclear program was to build a bomb, Motahari responded: “Yes. One hundred percent.”

He explained that the aim was that of “the entire regime, or at least, the people who started this activity,” and was to serve “as a means of intimidation.”

The ex-lawmaker’s admission comes amid current nuclear talks in Vienna led by the Biden administration which may conclude with Iran “gaining access to $90 billion in foreign currency reserves and sanctions relief to some of the world’s worst terrorists,” Breitbart’s Joshua Klein noted in an April 27 report.