CIA: No proof that Iran has decided to weaponize its nuclear program
The CIA Director claims that Tehran has not yet taken the negotiations seriously after the 7th round has failed to achieve any breakthrough.
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Monday that the United States does not have evidence that Iran has made a decision to pursue nuclear armament.
The CIA “doesn’t see any evidence that Iran... has made a decision to move to weaponize its nuclear program,” CIA Director William Burns told the Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council.
Burns also said that “the Iranians have not been taking the negotiation seriously at this point,” before adding, “we’ll see soon enough how serious they are.”
The EU's Foreign Policy Chief, Josep Borrell, had said last Friday that all parties, "especially the Islamic Republic of Iran, are now working hard to reach an agreement in Vienna."
"I have emphasized to Enrique Mora to work constructively and actively with the senior Iranian negotiator and all delegations to reach an agreement." He called for flexibility from all sides in the continuation of the talks.
Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein AmirAbdollahian, had also said on Friday, during a talk with Borrell, that "the likely return of the US to the nuclear deal would not be meaningful unless guarantees are presented to prevent the recurrence of the bitter experience of the past, and Iran’s trade partners could confidently enter into a long-term economic engagement with Iran free from any concern."