Report: US, Israel agree Iran not developing nuclear bomb

March 18, 2012 07:59

US and Israeli intelligence agencies mostly agree that Iran has not restarted its development of a nuclear bomb, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the assessment among top US officials is that Iran has not yet decided to pursue a nuclear weapon, a conclusion which was established based on existing intelligence. Israel - while seeing an existential threat in Iran's possible pursuit of a nuclear bomb - mostly agrees with those assessments, a US intelligence official speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Times.

“Their people ask very hard questions, but Mossad does not disagree with the US on the weapons program,” the Times quoted the official as saying.

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