The US, France and Germany all supported Irans nuclear programme in the 1970s, with Henry Kissinger saying that compliance with the NPT would prevent proliferation. Iran Affairs collected the following clippings about early contracts, including for 4 reactors to be built by France and Germany.
Blasts from the Past: Western Support for Iran’s Nuclear program
May 30 2006
Iran’s nuclear program started with the support, encouragement and participation of the United States, France, Germany and the UK because it made economic sense, and it still does. At a time when Iran’s nuclear program is portrayed as an imminent threat, its interesting to see that the program actually started long ago, with the support and participation of the same countries that today insist Iran abandon its nuclear program. (click on each article to read them)