In the email, Powell asserts that Iran would not use an atomic bomb even if they could obtain one, because “the boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands.”
“We’ll blow up the only thing they care about—regime survival. Where, how would they even test one?” Powell wrote.
Israel has never publicly confirmed that they have nuclear weapons, though it is an open secret that the nation is well-armed.
“I don’t trust Iranians — almost went to jail over Iran-Contra,” Powell also asserted in the emails.
Powell also doubted estimates on how long it would take for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
“They [the Iranians] say, correctly, that they have every right to enrich [uranium] for energy. Russians helped build a power reactor at Busher. Can’t get enough sanctions to break them. Lots of bs around about their progress. Bibi likes to say ‘a year away,’ as do our intel guys. They say it every year. [It] ain’t that easy to do,” Powell stated.
In the emails, Powell also referred to Donald Trump as a “national disgrace and an international pariah,” called Hillary Clinton “greedy, not transformational,” and asserted that Bill Clinton is “still dicking bimbos."