President Hassan Rouhani admits Iran intended to develop nuclear weapons

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to In the first admission of its kind by Iran, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said over the weekend that the Islamic Republic indeed had a plan to develop nuclear weapons, but that the program was stopped because it was “a sin.”

In the past, Iran—which is currently negotiating with world powers over its nuclear program—had adamantly denied accusations of its intent to build nuclear weapons.

Rouhani told Russia Today that now Iran is “not after weapons of mass destruction.”

Posted on March 2, 2014 .