Because nothing says “trustworthy” like openly admitting you have the capacity to easily make nuclear weapons, but promising your darndest that you won’t use them — especially after you’ve been stonewalling and dodging honest answers about your nuclear program for years. How nice that they’ve finally decided to just come clean already, right?

Iran has the knowledge and scientific capability to produce nuclear weapons but will never do so, a prominent lawmaker has said.

Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam is a parliamentarian not a government official and his views do not represent the Iranian government’s policy. It however is the first time that such a prominent Iranian politician has publicly stated that Iran has the technological capability to produce a nuclear weapon. …

The statement comes before planned talks beginning next week with the U.S. and other world powers over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. …