Iran nuclear chief: We have technical means to produce atom bomb, no intention of doing so

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DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran has the technical capability to produce an atomic bomb but has no intention of doing so, Mohammad Eslami, head of the country’s atomic energy organisation, said on Monday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Eslami reiterated comments made by Kamal Kharrazi, a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in July. Kharrazi’s remarks amounted to a rare suggestion that the Islamic Republic might have an interest in nuclear weapons, which it has long denied seeking. “As Mr. Kharrazi mentioned, Iran has the technical ability to build an atomic bomb, bu…

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