Iran threatens defense overhaul to counter “suspicious nuclear projects”
Iran is considering to revise its defense strategy in the face of perceived new regional threats, a leading security official said on Wednesday. According to the official, the threats are coming from “some countries in the region [that] are spending their petro-dollars on suspicious nuclear projects that can endanger the security of the region and the world.”
The statement is a reference to recent reports that the US government has actively sought to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia. Iran and Saudi Arabia are bitter rivals, and have been supporting opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen.