On the other hand Iran is signatory to NNPT and while they have openly discussed development of nuclear energy so as to not exhaust their oil reserves, they have been criticized with claims from the West that the real ambition is to develop a nuclear war head. At this point in time neither state has a known rocket delivery system capable of reaching the other. It would be foolish of the United States or Russia to furnish a delivery system to either.
Under terms of the NNPT, peaceful use of nuclear energy is OK. Iran has signed on but Israel has not. One has to ask why Israel offers no transparency while Iran is open to inspection.
With such now non-secrecy of possession of a nuke capacity by Israel, one could not blame Iran if it were in fact pursuing an offset to nuclear blackmail from Israel, i.e., mutually assured destruction [MAD].
The United States was at the fore-front of efforts to create the state of Israel and to defend it against its Arab neighbors. It took only 11 minutes for the US to ratify the UN resolution creating Israel in 1948. All this has to do with the Christian concept of a redeemable Israel for the death of Christ with an expectation of a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East ending in a rapture and second coming of Jesus, king of the Jews who are expected to finally accept him as their long awaited Shiloh/Redeemer/King.
Mormons are aligned in that concept with one slight deviation. They believe that Zion will be built upon the North American continent at a place specific in Missouri and that Mormon leaders will become vice Regents of Christ ruling earth [The law shall go forth from Zion (in America) and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem] !
The church in fact has taken steps to implement that concept beginning as early as 1843 when it sent an emissary, Orson Hyde, to Palestine to dedicate the land for the return of Jews. Expecting it to happen soon thereafter, they were disappointed when it didn't, later sending emissaries several times to re-dedicate the land.
The biblical prophesies of such an event being fulfilled is central to Mormon doctrine and essential as a catalyst to propel it toward a delusional destiny of becoming the civil/theocratic world government.
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