Iranian Official Says Iran May Be Forced to Seek Nuclear Arms

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Iran's intelligence minister. Math mood, Alavi has said in a highly unusual remark that his country could develop a nuclear weapon if it felt threatened. Alan Johnston reports. The intelligence minister made his remark and alive interview on state TV. He began by saying, as Iranian officials always do that the country's nuclear program was intended for purely peaceful purposes. But then he suggested this might not be the case if the nation was in danger, the minister like and Iran to a cat, saying it might act unpredictably if it was cornered.

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