Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta listens to opening statements before testifying at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on November 15, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Photo: AFP.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta let slip on Sunday the big open secret that Washington war hawks don’t want widely known: Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Panetta admitted that despite all the rhetoric, Iran is not pursuing the ability to split atoms with weapons, saying it is instead pursuing “a nuclear capability.”
That “capability” falls in line with what Iran has said for years: that it is developing nuclear energy facilities, not nuclear weapons.

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