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Iran’s Gray Area on Nuclear Arms

Iranian officials often assert the peaceful intent of their nuclear program by insisting that the religious law that governs their country expressly prohibits weapons of mass destruction. A Turkish diplomat, describing a visit in May by the chief Iranian nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, said that Larijani made the religious roots of the proscription clear. “I was in the meeting,” said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “He said there is even a fatwa , a religious ruling, since the time of Khomeini, that Iran will not produce any nuclear weapons.” Full Story

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