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A nuclear-armed Iran?

January 16, 2008

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A nuclear-armed Iran? Not according to intelligence agencies of world’s largest nuclear power

The Bush administration claims that Iran has been secretly developing nuclear weapons were rebuffed in November when a joint study conducted by US intelligence agencies reported that Iran does not have an active bomb program and has not had one for several years. The National Intelligence Estimate, entitled “Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities,” while cautioning that Iran has the scientific and industrial capacity to produce nuclear weapons if it decides to do so, concluded that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program in the fall of 2003; that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon; and that “Iran will not be technically capable of producing and reprocessing enough plutonium for a weapon before about 2015.”

IPPNW Writing Fellow Tad Daley discusses the intelligence report, continuing concerns about Iran, and the responsibility of the US and other nuclear weapon states for the ongoing proliferation threat in a new article available here.

Click here to read the National Intelligence Estimate.

Click here to visit Tad’s Website.

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