Incentives say more than words
To see the truth, ignore what people say, and examine their incentives and actions. Here’s a great example.
Iran enriches uranium for, they say, “peaceful purposes.” Now, why would the world’s 4th largest oil producer need nuclear power? They can extract oil practically free, and generate electricity from oil at less than a tenth the cost of nuclear.
What, then, could be their only remaining incentive for developing nuclear energy? Of course they are building a bomb.
The U.S. habit of shouting and beating drums is much less effective than simply pointing out the comical misalignment here between statements and incentives.