Fact: The IAEA has never determined that Iran is building nuclear weapons.

In November 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report detailing its concerns about “possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program.”  The report supports American intelligence estimates that Iran did have an active nuclear weapons program that was halted in 2003 and has not been restarted.

The IAEA, using American and other Agency Member State intelligence sources, reported that it suspects some activities—particularly warhead design verification—may still be ongoing, but not under a structured program.  However, while there was more detailed information revealed, the findings of the report were not new.

This underscores what could be considered a nuclear hedging strategy, not an active effort to build a nuclear arsenal.