1988 Khomeini letter describes Nuke Ambitions
Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/30/06 |
Confirmation! That Iran’s nuclear ambitions are not recent but in fact decades old. – And that the current president is a disciple is just fulfilling his dead master’s wishes to annihilate the west and Israel with nukes.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, former Supreme Leader of Iran, wrote in 1988 that Iranian military leaders were (actively) seeking nuclear weapons, according to a letter released Saturday by former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani. (This was released during his election campaign in 2005 which he lost to Ahmadinejad the current president of Iran)

Khomeini reportedly sent the letter to political leaders during the Iran-Iraq War. In it, he describes why he was forced to agree to a cease-fire which, as he described it, was like "drinking poison."

In the letter, he quotes military leaders who had urged him to stop the war unless the army was equipped with advanced weapons systems including fighter planes, helicopters, and laser-guided missiles.

The officers also told him, he wrote, that if Iran wished to win the war and not reach a cease-fire, it (Iran) should obtain nuclear weapons, (On its own) a process which could take five years.

This is the first time an official document has come from Iran indicating the country's interest in achieving nuclear capability, (That stems as far back as the 1980’s)  a charge the (Current) government consistently denies. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) discovered that Iran began a nuclear program 19 years ago, (This was very limited and very incomplete – as opposed to their current efforts) and since then has violated its international obligations by failing to report its acquisition of materials and equipment used for developing nuclear arms.

Several Iranian news sources have erased sections of the letter in which Khomeini describes what he believes is Iran's need for nuclear weapons. Analysts believe that Rafsanjani timed the release of the letter in order to embarrass Ahmadinejad, (Who is an avowed disciples of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini so it is not surpising that he has) has repeatedly denied Iran's intention of pursuing nuclear arms. Ahmadinejad defeated Rafsanjani in the latter's 2005 re-election bid.