And this week the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to publish a damning report with 'compelling evidence' that Iran is secretly building an arsenal of nuclear warheads.
Fresh details suggest that Iran could even be 'nuclear ready' within months.
And laying bare the disturbing extent of the country’s atomic weapons programme will increase calls in the United States for pre-emptive action against the Islamic state.
And that plays into the hands of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is said to be pushing for an airstrike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
However, Iran has threatened to retaliate by blocking the Strait of Hormuz, severing 40 per cent of the world’s oil supplies.
Russia's foreign minister today became the latest critic of any proposed action against Iran warning it would be 'a very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences.'
Sergei Lavrov added: 'The only path for removing concerns is to create every possible condition' to resume the talks between Iran and six world powers, which broke down last December. Read More