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    Iran’s Leader: U.S. Ruled Out Attack

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran January 8, 2007. Khamenei said on Monday Tehran would never yield to international pressure to deprive it of its right to nuclear technology, state radio said.  REUTERS/Stringer (IRAN) - RTR1KZH2

    Reuters

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech that he believes President Obama will not use force to stop Iran’s nuclear program. Iran’s supreme leader said the U.S. took the “military option” off the table because it “realized military attacks are as dangerous for the assaulting country as they are for the country attacked.” It is looking less likely that Iran will negotiate a long-term deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program by the July 20 deadline. The negotiations were already extended last November to avoid the risk of war.

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