Today: Thursday, 25 April 2024 year

Iran is not going to build nuclear weapons, the CIA director said.

Iran is not going to build nuclear weapons, the CIA director said.

The United States does not believe that the Iranian leadership has decided to resume the nuclear weapons program, CIA director William Burns said.

“We do not believe that the Supreme Leader of Iran has made a decision to restart the nuclear weapons program, which was postponed or terminated at the end of 2003,” Burns said.

The United States has repeatedly stated that it will not allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. In July last year, Burns said that in the time after the withdrawal from the JCPOA, Iran had the opportunity to achieve the possession of the components necessary to create a nuclear weapon “in weeks.”

Last Sunday, a material was published, which said that IAEA inspectors discovered last week in Iran the presence of enriched uranium up to 84% – an amount sufficient to create nuclear weapons. In response, the official representative of the AEOI called such reports a “distortion of facts”, pointing once again to the “peaceful” orientation of Iran’s nuclear energy.