"In the meantime, debate rages over how far Tehran may be from getting the bomb – something the regime continues to insist it has no designs on acquiring. "If it’s true the Iranians want a nuclear capacity for energy, then why these long-range missiles they are developing?" says Patrick Lang, a Middle East specialist and former Defense Intelligence Agency officer.
Some experts believe the Iranians could be within a year of perfecting the nuclear fuel cycle, but still at least five years from possessing a deliverable weapon." La Franchi