The reason given for attacking Iran is that one day they may develop a nuclear bomb and destroy Israel. Which is odd because the use of such weapon systems is against the laws of Islam. Oh I know they might be making that up as a trick to stall an attack, but it would be mute since Russia and China would be forced into the conflict. Between the two, it would not matter if Iran had WMD's. In fact not having them would make them a less relevant target once shit hit the fan.
Personally I think this is all bullshit and the world should let the middle east work their shit out. The US is acting like some punk kid's bulldog at a public park instead of the noble beast it once was.
Nuclear weapons are anti-IslamiAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has said on several occasions that "the production, stockpiling, and use of nuclear weapons are forbidden under Islam," observes European Policy Centre (EPC) founding chair Stanley Crossick in a recent post on Blogactiv.
As recently as 4 June 2009, Khamenei spoke of the incompatibility of nuclear weapons with Iranians' religious beliefs, stressing that "the Iranian people and their officials have declared time and again that the nuclear weapon is religiously forbidden in Islam and they do not have such a weapon," reports Crossick.
Paradoxically, these assurances seem to have been ignored by Western politicians and media, notes Crossick, which leaves him to wonder if there is "any justification not take Khamenei's word as seriously as the Pope".
According to Crossick, "the Iranian régime derives its legitimacy from its fidelity to Islam," leaving the EPC founding chair to ponder why the Supreme Leader would "continue to declare that nuclear weapons are un-Islamic if Iran intends to develop them".
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asserted claim that Islam is "opposed to nuclear weapons," insisting that Tehran is not trying to build them. Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency is also calling a leaked report that Tehran is working to build a nuclear warhead "baseless."
Iran has long held that its nuclear program was for civilian purposes only, but a report on Thursday from the International Atomic Energy Agency cast doubts on those claims, in one of the most strongly worded rebukes of Iran's refusal to co-operate with nuclear inspectors assessing its nuclear program.
France and Germany threatened fresh sanctions against Iran on Friday following news of the report.
The two European countries said they were considering expanding sanctions against Iran through the UN Security Council if Iran continues to ignore UN resolutions.
"Of course Iran has the right to use nuclear energy for civil purposes, but it has no right to create nuclear weapons," German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told reporters in Berlin.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued the religious ruling (fatwa) against nuclear weapons while addressing a crowd of military commanders after a ship-inaugurating ceremony. He told them that "Islam is opposed to nuclear weapons and that Tehran is not working to build them."
We have said time and again that our religious beliefs and fundamentals consider nuclear weapons as a symbol of annihilation of generations, thus our religion forbids them.Accordingly we do not believe in acquiring nuclear arms. said the Ayatollah.
The Supreme Leader said the claims of the US President Barack Obama and several other US officials over recent days are all signs of their anger and mishap over Iranian nation.
The threadbare and vain claims that nuclear arms are being made in Iran indicate that enemies of the nation have resorted to repetition even in the field of propaganda out of extreme helplessness.
In response to such vain claims, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not fall into emotions because we have repeatedly said that our religious ideas and beliefs consider such weapons, which are the symbols of mankind degeneration, forbidden and Haram (religiously prohibited).
"Supreme Leader: Iran has no belief in atom bombs" Malaysia Star February 20, 2010
Edward Yeranian, "Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei Says Islam Opposes Nuclear Weapons" Voice of America February 19, 2010