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Iran's Nuclear Fatwa: A Policy Or A Ploy?

Iran's supreme leader has repeatedly cited his own fatwa, or religious edict, that nuclear weapons are a sin and that Iran doesn't want them. Many in the West are skeptical, but U.S. officials are calling on Iran to live up to the fatwa.


The religious politics of Iran's theocratic lead to complex subtexts within religious pronouncements.  How are we to understand these fatwas?  Purely political?  Religiously?  As carefully worded strategy?  Still it would be wise to not assume that the religious leaders and government of Iran don't speak for most citizens as evidence in this article:  

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