WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IRANIAN NUCLEAR AMBITIONS ?
Check out this article from 1992.
Again a longstanding rogue state problem that the bureaucracy and politicians have attempted to muddle through, ignore, minimize, downplay rather than deal with forthrightly. We need to assert the doctrine, even more clearly than President Bush has done implicitly, that irresponsible dictatorships will not be permitted to possess nuclear arms and that attempts to do so could mean war with the United States. Currently there is ambiguity on this point in foreign capitols that this policy is a phase that will pass once the Bush administration is out of office and would-be nuclear tyrants can wait America out until a Democrat gets into the Oval Office. There can be no confusion on the point that this is a permanent
American policy unless we wish to live in a world twenty years from now where Burkino Faso is hurtling nuclear bombs on Ghana and terrorist groups or perhaps even multinational corporations acquire nuclear weapons.