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U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb

• Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
The latest U.S. intelligence report indicates Iran is pursuing research that could enable it to build a nuclear weapon, but that it has not sought to do so. As U.S. and Israeli officials talk publicly about the prospect of a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, one fact is often overlooked: U.S. intelligence agencies don't believe Iran is actively trying to build an atomic bomb.

A highly classified U.S. intelligence assessment circulated to policymakers early last year largely affirms that view, originally made in 2007. Both reports, known as national intelligence estimates, conclude that Tehran halted efforts to develop and build a nuclear warhead in 2003.


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Comment by normnip
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So we're thinking about attacking or supporting Israel in attacking a country before it decides to build an nuclear bomb.

With that reasoning we should attack anyone that doesn't have a nuclear bomb.

With that damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don't thinking we'd all be safer if Iran had a nuclear bomb!