In 2008, Candidate Obama claimed Iran posed no threat:
The British beg to differ.
Britain foiled Iran nuclear weapon drive: MI6
London – Britain’s foreign intelligence chief believes his agents prevented Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons but that the pariah state will become armed within two years, the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.
In a rare public speech, MI6 boss John Sawers told a meeting of about 100 senior civil servants in London that British agents had foiled Iran’s attempts to produce a nuclear weapon as long as four years ago, according to the Telegraph.
“You’d have Iran as a nuclear weapons state in 2008 rather than still being two years away in 2012,” the report quoted Sawers as saying last week.