Actually Israel was first in this category, quite some time ago. And now has an arsenal estimated at some 400 nuclear devices, some missiles, and 3 submarines (courtesy of the Germans). Then of course India and Pakistan. Add to that Saudi and Egyptian 'interest'. And the proliferation continues; considerably stimulated by the ferocious arming and militarist policies of the U.S. and Israel.
As for these hearings, very heavily stacked anti-Iraq and pro-US/Israel. More propaganda and 'educatational' in the public sessions for sure than anything else.