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"Immediately after February 1979 the leadership of the Islamic republic took a similar attitude to both the civil nuclear programme and the possibility of nuclear weapons to that it held towards the expensive conventional weapons that the Shah had bought." I couldn't understand the part of the... show more "Immediately after February 1979 the leadership of the Islamic republic took a similar attitude to both the civil nuclear programme and the possibility of nuclear weapons to that it held towards the expensive conventional weapons that the Shah had bought."

I couldn't understand the part of the sentence which after "towards", can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.
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