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Old Jun 14, '12, 1:01 pm
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Default Iran's Nuclear Fatwa: A Policy Or A Ploy?

It's been an article of faith for nearly a decade that Iran's supreme leader issued a fatwa a religious edict that nuclear weapons are a sin and Iran has no intention of acquiring them.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently made references to this religious commitment from Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

But with the next round of nuclear talks scheduled to resume on Monday in Moscow, analysts point out that there are serious questions about the nature of the fatwa and whether it's as persuasive as the Iranians would like the world to think.
As far as anyone knows, the fatwa was never written down.

The first time Khamenei proclaimed that nuclear weapons were un-Islamic was in 2003. He has repeated this numerous times since them, notes Muhammad Sahimi, who writes for the website Tehran Bureau.

"Khamenei has been consistently saying at least for the past seven or eight years that the production of nuclear weapons is against Islamic teaching and therefore Iran will never pursue such a path," Sahimi says

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/14/154915...oy?ft=1&f=1001
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Default Re: Iran's Nuclear Fatwa: A Policy Or A Ploy?

When all books are finally opened, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the Iranians do not have and never intended to have nuclear weapons. This argument between Washington and Tehran sound suspiciously similar to the "weapons of mass destruction" line that took us into Iraq in 2003.

(The paragraph above should not be seen as a statement of support, on any level, for the Iranian regime. I think they are a bunch of uncivilized, barbarous thugs. But that's just me.)
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Old Jun 14, '12, 4:58 pm
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When all books are finally opened, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the Iranians do not have and never intended to have nuclear weapons. This argument between Washington and Tehran sound suspiciously similar to the "weapons of mass destruction" line that took us into Iraq in 2003.

(The paragraph above should not be seen as a statement of support, on any level, for the Iranian regime. I think they are a bunch of uncivilized, barbarous thugs. But that's just me.)
Maybe. But what rational person wants anyone in the world to be under nuclear threat from the likes of Iran? Better to look at the books now, if it's possible to get access to them.
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