CIA Chief: No Evidence Iran Has Made Decision to Weaponize Nuclear Program

These comments come after senior Israeli officials issuing explicit threats over Iran's nuclear program, most notably from Mossad chief David Barnea

Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington
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Washington

WASHINGTON - Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns on Monday said that the U.S. has not seen any evidence that Iran has made a decision to pursue obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Addressing the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, Burns said that the CIA "doesn't see any evidence that Iran's Supreme Leader has made a decision to move to weaponize." He also echoed Secretary of State Antony Blinken's takeaways from last week's unsuccessful round of negotiations in Vienna on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, noting that "the Iranians have not been taking the negotiation seriously at this point." He added that "we'll see soon enough about how serious they are."

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