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

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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. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisted Wednesday that Tehran had no intention of producing nuclear weapons. In remarks broadcast on state television, he said that 'owning a nuclear weapon is a big sin.' But he said that 'pressure, sanctions and assassinations' would not stop Iran from producing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

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