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Iran not seeking a nuclear weapon: Supreme Leader

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 - 00:59

Feb. 16 - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran does not want nuclear weapons but if it did, no world power could stop it. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declares Saturday that his country does not want nuclear weapons -- but if it did, no world power could stop it. The United States and some of its Western allies suspect Iran may be trying to develop nuclear weapons capability under the guise of a civilian atomic energy program. It's a charge Iran rejects. The U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany are due to meet Iran for talks in Kazakhstan Feb. 26. The hope is to tackle a decade-old conflict that has already produced four rounds of U.N. sanctions against Iran. Israel, widely assumed to be the region's only nuclear-armed power, has said it is ready to take military action to stop Iran from developing a bomb -- raising fears the standoff could escalate into a war.

Iran not seeking a nuclear weapon: Supreme Leader

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 - 00:59

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