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No evidence Iran has decided to weaponize nuclear program, CIA chief says

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07.12.2021

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency said Monday that the United States does not have evidence that Iran has made a decision to weaponize its nuclear program.

The US spy agency “doesn’t see any evidence that Iran’s Supreme Leader [Ali Khamenei] has made a decision to move to weaponize,” CIA Director William Burns told Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, according to CBS News.

Iran has been accelerating its nuclear enrichment in recent months in what some analysts believe is a negotiation tactic in the ongoing Vienna talks aimed at reviving the multilateral nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.

Last month, Iran announced it had almost doubled its stock of enriched uranium in less than a month. “We have more than 210 kilograms [463 pounds] of uranium enriched to 20 percent, and........

© The Times of Israel


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