March 6, 2008
New Documents Show Iran Still Working On Nukes (Updated)Topics: Iran
So, Iran shut down its nuclear weapons program in 2003?
[...] documents shown at a dramatic closed-door briefing to diplomats in Vienna by the International Atomic Energy Agency's chief nuclear inspector, Olli Heinonen, provided new evidence that Iran continues to work on developing a nuclear warhead for its long-range ballistic missiles, despite a recent report to the contrary from the U.S. intelligence community.So much for the "intelligence" of the U.S. intelligence community and the agenda-driven Democrat bureaucrats that have worked to influence our foriegn policy on iran.
The documents, whose contents were described to Newsmax by persons present at the closed-door briefing on Feb. 25, included an internal Iranian government PowerPoint report detailing progress on a missile re-entry vehicle from July 9, 2003 through Jan. 14, 2004.
The progress report on the re-entry vehicle, known as Project P111, contradicts the latest U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, released in December, which concluded that Iran had shut down its nuclear weapons work in the fall of 2003.
The board room fell silent when Heinonen showed the Iranian PowerPoint presentation. Participants sat transfixed by the stunning new evidence of Iran's secret nuclear weapons work, diplomats present during the briefing told Newsmax.
Heinonen didn't say how he had obtained the PowerPoint, but noted that "several member states" had assisted his investigation.
[...] At one point, Heinonen showed a videotape of a "mock-up chamber and internals" of the missile re-entry vehicle, as well as laboratory preparations to test them, which could only have been obtained from sources inside Iran.
He also showed an Iranian animation demonstrating how a Shahab-3 missile could be programmed to detonate at about 2,000 feet over a target. Heinonen noted that detonation at that altitude only made sense for a nuclear warhead.
Key to the clandestine programs was a private Iranian company called Kimia Maadan, which the Iranians acknowledged had been set up in May 2000 to work on a secret uranium mine at Gachine.
Posted by Abdul at March 6, 2008 12:24 PM
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