Oct 21, 2012
“We believe that using nuclear weapons is haraam and prohibited and that it is everybody’s duty to make efforts to protect humanity against this great disaster.” – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, from a speech  given on April 13, 2011.
An excerpt from, “U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks,” by The New York Times:
It has the potential to help Mr. Obama make the case that he is nearing a diplomatic breakthrough in the decade-long effort by the world’s major powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, but it could pose a risk if Iran is seen as using the prospect of the direct talks to buy time.
Correction: Iran does not have nuclear ambitions.
Iran’s nuclear program is not military in nature, as U.S. nuclear expert Clinton Bastin  and other experts have said.
For more analysis, read, “Iran’s Soft Power Strategy: Why Iran Does Not Want A Nuclear Weapon.” 
Also, check out, “On U.S. Efforts to Take Away Iran’s Rights by (Unilaterally) Rewriting the NPT: And the Complicity of America’s Iran “Experts” in the Charade,”  and, “Khamenei Reconfirms Fatwa Against Nuclear Weapons.” 
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator