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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 - 21:02
Iran may not develop nuclear bomb; Israeli military head
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The head of the Israeli military has said he does not think Iran will develop nuclear weapons.

Chief of Staff Lt Gen Benny Gantz made the statement in an interview with an Israeli newspaper.

He said Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had not yet made the final decision whether to build a nuclear bomb.

Tehran says it wants nuclear technology for peaceful purposes but the West believes Iran is developing weapons.

The US, European Union, Canada, Japan and Australia are among those who have imposed sanctions on Tehran.

The measures include restrictions on Iranian oil sales, a ban on the supply of heavy weaponry and nuclear-related technology to the country, and an asset freeze on certain individuals and organisations.

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