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Intel: No New Nukes in Iran

Officials in the American intelligence community have told the White House that Iran has not restarted its nuclear weapons development program, Newsweek reports. They say that Iran has not had an active program since 2003. The latest assessment may prove controversial as it contradicts the view of American allies, including Israel. A former U.N. weapons inspector told the magazine, "People are looking at the same information and reaching different judgments. Given all the developments in Iran, these assessments are hard to believe with any certainty. Nobody's been able to bring total proof either way." But Israel is not alone in its assessment. According to court documents, Germany's intelligence agency also believes the Iran program is active. The consensus among American authorities may encourage Obama to continue to try to engage Iran's leaders.