Oh, the hypocrisy. If I were in a leadership position in Iran, I would be trying to develop nukes with a panicked quickness, as well. After watching the U.S. demonstrate its willingness to meddle in your own affairs, and in the affairs of your neighboring sovereign states, then have the gall to claim the right to attack (unprovoked!) one of those states on the grounds that its dictator (virtually hand-picked and assisted to power by the U.S.) isn’t following its (the U.S.’s) dictates, well, I’d be trying to get my hands on just about any deterrent I could. Even a foolhardy doomsday weapon like a functioning, deliverable nuclear device.
Is there anyone alive who still doesn’t know how the U.S. government, in blatant violation of international law, not to mention all that might be mistaken for holy, played both sides against each other in the bloody, costly, and brutal Iran/Iraq war?
The only advice I’d have for the Iranians is to sandbag their efforts well enough so that they can possess a working nuclear device before the eastern attack dogs of the U.S. (the IDF) pull the same crap they got away with in 1981.