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Old 06-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #73
mhgaffney
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Originally Posted by W*GS View Post
Yes, you just got your ass handed to you in most spectacular style.
You are a Zionist stooge, W*gs. You have no idea what you are talking about.

All of the US intelligence agencies agree that Iran has not made a decision to pursue a nuclear weapon. Period.

Iran halted work on a bomb in 2003.

There is no Iranian nuclear threat to Israel -- or anyone else.MHG

U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb

By JAMES RISEN and MARK MAZZETTI

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/wo...ld-a-bomb.html

WASHINGTON [/B]— Even as the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report Friday that Iran had accelerated its uranium enrichment program, American intelligence analysts continue to believe that there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.

Recent assessments by American spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program years earlier, according to current and former American officials. The officials said that assessment was largely reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate, and that it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.

At the center of the debate is the murky question of the ultimate ambitions of the leaders in Tehran. There is no dispute among American, Israeli and European intelligence officials that Iran has been enriching nuclear fuel and developing some necessary infrastructure to become a nuclear power. But the Central Intelligence Agency and other intelligence agencies believe that Iran has yet to decide whether to resume a parallel program to design a nuclear warhead — a program they believe was essentially halted in 2003 and which would be necessary for Iran to build a nuclear bomb. Iranian officials maintain that their nuclear program is for civilian purposes.
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