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Intel chief: Iran defying U.S. on nukes because they ‘can argue that we’re on the decline’

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James Clapper, the top intelligence official in the United States, suggested that the Iranian government is pursuing a nuclear program in defiance of the United States because their leaders think “we’re on the decline.” “As the Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] looks westward, looks at us, he can argue that we’re on the decline, our influence is declining — particularly in that area of...

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