Jeez, I didn’t even report on this a day ago and already they are pouncing on Iran. Remember when I said that Iran promised to sue the IAEA if they disclosed anything in the 1000-page report they submitted? Well, apparently someone must have already leaked it, because surely they have left something out if the U.S. already knows that they are hiding facts about their nuclear programs. Reuters has the full story in “U.S. Says Iran Hiding Nuke Bomb Program from UN”:
The United States accuses Iran of running a secret nuclear weapons program that is parallel to its declared atomic energy program. Iran denies this, insisting its ambitions are limited to the peaceful generation of electricity.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday in a confidential report on Iran, obtained by Reuters, there were two major issues it must resolve. First is the origin of enriched uranium traces found at sites in Iran, which some diplomats on the IAEA board say had raised concerns Iran was secretly enriching uranium for use in weapons.
Granted, I am fully aware that Iran should not be pursuing nuclear weapons programs, but is anyone under the illusion that Iran is going to try and play a game of nuclear hide-and-seek after the results of Iraq? This whole ordeal smacks of chest-thumping where it’s clear that the IAEA already has a grip on the situation (and is reporting it as it sees it).
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