Iran: We’ll ‘Never’ Build Nukes

    Iranian President Hassan Rowhani attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on September 3, 2013. Iran's Assembly of Experts is a body that selects the supreme leader and supervises his activities. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI        (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Too good to be true? “We have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb, and we are not going to do so,” Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said in an interview with NBC. Rouhani also said that his country should have the ability to seek “peaceful nuclear technology.” The new leader has wasted no time in showing his more moderate side—he tweeted wishes for a blessed Rosh Hashanah earlier this month and also ordered the release of political prisoners. Rouhani is pushing for engagement with the West to ease crippling sanctions and told NBC he and President Obama have exchanged “positive and constructive” letters.

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