they don't have enriched uranium yet so they don't have nukes. if they did you think they'd be being 'passive' as they are apparently being.
That being said it should be no suprise tehran is backing the insurgents- as long as US,UK et al are busy with them they/we can't concentrate on iran. it's how the vast majority of the fighting in the cold war was done.
Do you think we have enough troops to have forces in Iraq/Afgan/Iran at the same time?
Im a being cynical here is thinking that wouldnt it be cheaper/easier for Iran to just buy nukes? At the moment though I would have thought Zimbarbwe...or how ever its spelt would be the first port of call.
depends on whether you buy into the politicians rhetoric about spreading democracy, love peace and understanding to all and sundry whether we have to ram it down their throat with a 5.56 or not. realistically africa is a no go area *text deleted* china is too involved in a lot of the african countries. iran however would appear to offer an immediate threat to national security but neither US nor UK could afford to deploy on another iraq type war though it would nicely join all the areas up