The semi-official Fars News Agency is claiming Iran is in the “initial stages” of building a nuclear submarine. While the Iranian government repeatedly exaggerates its prowess, the fact that the Iranians have come so far on their nuclear enrichment and missile programs suggests that no one should underestimate their engineers.
Perhaps it is time for some Western reflection. The Obama administration—and its European counterparts—are reportedly willing to put on the table advanced nuclear technology sharing, an idea that should have gone out the window when it failed with North Korea. Obama, however, does not own the idea of using nuclear technology as an enticement.