A Former Senior CIA Analyst Meet Sayyid Ali
Currently, the U.S. intelligence assessment is that Iran has not made the decision to build a nuclear weapon, and experts say it is Khamenei, 72, who would make that call.
Paul Pillar, a former senior CIA analyst, sees the proclamation as a potentially hopeful sign for nuclear talks.
Khamenei has been in office for a long time “so we have accumulated a lot of knowledge of his world view,” said Ellen Laipson, president of the Stimson Center think tank.
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