Iran is not the USSR

Iran leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed once again that Iran does not need nuclear weapons and that the regime opposes the acquisition of such capabilities.

The President said that nuclear weapons are

not worthwhile, as they did not save the former Soviet Union from collapse.

But with the Soviet Union, the principle of Mutually Assured Destruction was a deterrent. When it comes to the Islamic Republic, its radical ideology, and calls for “a world without America,” M.A.D. is only an inducement.