Why We Should All Be Thankful That Iran Has Nuclear Weapons..

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readNov 22, 2023

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The balance of power in the Middle East has shifted considerably in my lifetime.

And this isn’t by accident but by design.

And to properly understand this, it is important to go back in time.

The Ottoman empire, which ran things for a few centuries, suddenly found its position had diminished considerably in the aftermath of the great war.

And when the myriad tribes which existed under this all powerful set-up became sovereign entities on their own, this new reality came with new sets of problems.

A few of nation-states —Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon — were a mishmash of groups which had nothing in common and it was inevitable that this arrangement would fall apart at some point.

And this reality was also exacerbated by the discovery of vast quantities of oil in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The British government which had created Anglo-Persian oil,(prior to the first world war), which later became BP was intent on controlling the resources of a sovereign nation and this thinking led to the 1953 CIA sponsored coup which ousted the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh from power.



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible