Britain, France and the United States set the stage for a dramatic confrontation with Iran when they revealed the existence of a secret nuclear site inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom as evidence of Tehran’s efforts to deceive the international community.
It appears that no matter what Iran says or does at this point, the US and Israel have decided on some kind of military confrontation against Iran. The drums for war, as indicated in this article, are beating faster and more loudly than ever. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised at some kind of Israeli-engineered "false flag" operation in the not too distant future to get such a war going.
This confrontation may well not guarantee the desired geopolitical outcome, and will galvanize every Iranian citizen to stand behind a government and military they may not care for.
US soldiers in Iraq will be sitting ducks for a counter-attack.
Russia has warned Washington and Tel Aviv that such an attack will very quickly escalate into WW3.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of hubris in the halls of power in both cities. That hubris may send the world careening into yet another global confrontation, and Russia has made it very clear whose side it will be on, should such an attack take place.