The November 2005 IAEA report stated - yet again - that Iran is in full compliance with the NPT and there's no actual evidence an existing nuclear weapons program in Iran. So, the Iran-bashers and sacremongers have changed their tune slightly and rather than claiming that Iran is hiding a weapons program, they're now saying that Iran must intend to build nukes in the future, because among other reasons Iranians supposedly don't really need nuclear energy as they say they do, and it is supposedly uneconomical for Iran to develop nuclear power etc etc.
For once and for all, lets put this myth to rest:
Iran's strong case for nuclear power is obscured by UN sanctions and geopolitics
Author: David Wood
Journal: Atoms for Peace: an International Journal
2007 - Vol. 1, No.4 pp. 287 - 300
Abstract: Rapid growth in Iran's domestic energy demand and its dependence on oil exports for revenue
has forced it to consider alternative future energy solutions...
Iran’s Nuclear Power Ambitions Bolstered by Petroleum Geopolitics
Energy Tribune, Dec. 11, 2006
[G]iven Iran’s ongoing energy struggles, it makes sense, both economically and from an energy point of view, for the country to be pursuing nuclear power. Why? Iran simply doesn’t have enough gas production to increase its electricity production in the short term. It does, however, have a surfeit of uranium.
Past Arguments Don't Square With Current Iran Policy
By Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Sunday, March 27, 2005
The fuel behind Iran's nuclear drive
By David Isenberg
Asia Times Aug 24, 2005
Forced to Fuel by M Sahami
Harvard Int'l Law Review,
Vol. 26 No. 4 - Winter 2005
Blasts from the Past: Western Support for Iran's
Iran Affairs May 30 2007
Iran actually is short of oil
by Roger Stern
International Herald Tribune January 8, 2007
Energy : Iran needs nuclear power
By Mohammad Sahimi, Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh and Kaveh L.
International Herald Tribune
Published: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2003