Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted over the weekend that his country indeed had a plan to develop nuclear weapons, but that the program was stopped. The reason, according to Rouhani: "It is a sin."
In an interview with the Russia Today news portal, the Iranian president said, "We are not after weapons of mass destruction. That's our red line."
It must be noted this was the first time Iran has admitted to desiring to develop nuclear weapons, after adamantly denying such accusations in the past.
Meanwhile, Israel protested the International Atomic Energy Agency's decision to shelve a report on the military nature of Iran's nuclear program.
Intelligence, Strategic Affairs, and International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz said it was the IAEA's job "to expose to the international community any information relating to the military aspects of Iran's nuclear project, and not to withhold it for reasons of diplomatic sensitivity.
"Precisely due to the importance of the matter of a final status agreement with Iran, I am calling on the IAEA to complete its report and publish it as soon as possible."
In an article in The Washington Post on Saturday, Steinitz wrote: "A final deal that allows Iran to retain centrifuges for uranium enrichment ultimately would allow the development of nuclear weapons in Iran, encourage a Sunni-Shiite arms race in the Middle East and weaken counterproliferation efforts worldwide."