Iran is not building nuclear weapons: US intelligence

Iran is not building nuclear weapons: US intelligence

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Iran is not building nuclear weapons: US intelligence

This August 13, 2004 DigitalGlobe satellite file image, received courtesy of the Institute for Science and International Security, shows a view of facilities within Parchin in Iran which were said to be possibly involved in nuclear weapons research. AFP Photo

Iran is not trying to build nuclear weapons, according to intelligence reports from United States agencies, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The reports were originally written in 2007 but were sent to policymakers last year as well, indicating Iran had quit nuclear ambitions as early as 2003.

Iran is still actively enriching uranium, but no evidence was found by 16 intelligence agencies that showed Iran was attempting to build a nuclear arsenal.

US officials reportedly do not believe the military subtext of Iran's nuclear studies yet, which may soon enrich uranium to appropriate levels to build a bomb.

If the decision is made, however, a nuclear warhead may be built within three years, experts claim.

Israel also has no evidence to prove worries on Iran but is willing to act on a much "lower threshold" of doubt than the American government, the Los Angeles Times further said.

 

Iran, United States, CIA