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U.N. nuke agency: Iran may be working on warhead (USA Today)

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U.N. nuke agency: Iran may be working on warhead - USATODAY.com

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency on Thursday said it was worried Iran may currently be working on making a nuclear warhead, suggesting for the first time that Tehran had either resumed such work or never stopped at the time U.S. intelligence thought it did.

The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency appeared to put the U.N. nuclear monitor on the side of Germany, France, Britain and Israel.
These nations and other U.S. allies have disputed the conclusions of a U.S. intelligence assessment published three years ago that said Tehran appeared to have suspended such work in 2003.

The U.S. assessment itself may be revised and is being looked at again by American intelligence agencies. While U.S. officials continue to say the 2007 conclusion was valid at the time, they have not ruled out the possibility that Tehran resumed such work some time after that.

Iran denies any interest in developing nuclear arms. But the confidential report, made available to the Associated Press, said Iran's resistance to agency attempts to probe for signs of a nuclear coverup "give rise to concerns about possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program."

Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the IAEA, told the official IRNA news agency that the report "verified the peaceful, nonmilitary nature of Iran's nuclear activities."

But in Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the findings were consistent with what Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been saying "on our ongoing concerns about Iran's activities."

The language of the report — the first written by Yukiya Amano, who became IAEA head in December — appeared to be more directly critical of Iran's refusal to cooperate with the IAEA than most of those compiled by his predecessor, Mohamed ElBaradei.

I sense this news will be quickly overlooked in light of the current massive anti-Israel propaganda campaign. President Obama doesn't seem much inclined to follow through on his promise to stop Iran from getting nukes. At best we're taking a back seat to Europe and China re: world diplomacy.
 

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I think it might not get top news coverage, especially on TV news, because of the way they present their news stories. It will essentially be the same news story they've covered many many times before, Iran may be building nukes, IAEA says so, UK, Germany, Israel, France etc, say they may be too, Iran denies it says its only for peaceful purposes. I realize its new news, but for a TV network it might not be for their viewers. But I think it'll get some coverage.
 

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W..w...what??? :shock:
 

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what would be surprising is if the iranians felt they had no need to develop THE bomb
 
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