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German intel: Iran could have nuclear bomb in six months
(REUTERS, July 15, 2009) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | July 16, 2009 | n/a

Posted on 07/16/2009 1:19:09 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "BERLIN - Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency believes Iran is capable of producing and testing an atomic bomb within six months, much sooner than most analysts estimate, according to a report in German weekly Stern.

The report, which quotes BND experts, says the agency has information supporting the view that Iran has mastered the enrichment technology necessary to make a bomb and has enough centrifuges to make weaponised uranium.

“If they wanted to, they could detonate an atomic bomb in half a year’s time,” the story quoted a BND expert as saying.

The BND did not return two calls from Reuters seeking comment on the report."

(Excerpt) Read more at jihadwatch.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: atomicbomb; bnd; germany; germanyintelligence; globaljihad; iran; nuclear; nuclearbomb; uranium
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1 posted on 07/16/2009 1:19:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


2 posted on 07/16/2009 1:20:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s foreign intelligence agency BND denied a report in a magazine on Wednesday that its experts believe Iran is capable of producing and testing an atomic bomb within six months.


3 posted on 07/16/2009 1:30:12 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Cardhu

Thanks Cardhu for the update.
Can I have the link for the denial?


4 posted on 07/16/2009 1:37:06 AM PDT by Cindy
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Update:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,636400,00.html

“INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES’ ASSESSMENT
Iran Is Years Away from a Nuclear Weapon”
By Yassin Musharbash and Holger Stark
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SNIPPET: “Because of “Sindbad’s” information the BND knows how long the mullahs have been trying to reduce a nuclear bomb down to a size that one of their Shahab rockets could carry. Only then would a nuclear bomb become a strategic weapon for them, equally able to intimidate and deter. And thanks to “Sindbad’s” insights, the BND are convinced that this is exactly what Tehran means to achieve.

The BND cannot say with any certainty how far along they are with that. “Sindbad” left the country last year. He was caught exporting prohibited goods into Tehran in October 2008, sentenced early this year and then deported to Canada. But Bergman says that Israeli intelligence assumes the Iranians won’t succeed before 2014.

Additional enquiries into customs duties at the time of the investigation that led to the capture of the spy had some further, spectacular consequences; the Federal Prosecutor’s Office claimed that German lead trader, Hans-Josef H., had delivered certain special materials to Tehran. A BND expert was called in during the court case, which ended in a confession.

The Point of No Return

According to a report in Stern magazine, the BND operative also talked about Said Mohammed Hosseinian, who is alleged to be Iran’s chief purchaser. He is “one of the most world’s most wanted men” who, “for years, has been trying to procure materials for Iran that cannot be got through legal means.” Hosseinian, who, according to Stern, is married with children and in his late 50s, runs a tight network of cover companies for this purpose.”


5 posted on 07/16/2009 1:41:44 AM PDT by Cindy
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Off Topic...

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3747415,00.html

Report: Israeli warships sail through Suez Canal in preparation of Iran strike
Published: 07.16.09, 08:00 / Israel News

An Israeli security source has told British Time newspaper that Israeli warships have sailed through the Suez Canal in preparation for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. According to the official, “These maneuvers are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats.”

The report comes two IDF missile class warships sailed through the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea. (Ynet)


6 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=aGLwpj6pwp3c

“German Spy Agency Says Iran Bomb Years Off, Plays Down Report “
By Patrick Donahue

July 15


7 posted on 07/16/2009 1:47:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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That can’t be. The Dem’s and the CIA said they gave up their nuclear weapons ambitions years ago just as Bush was trying to do something about it cutting him off at the knees.

Europe is going to get deal with a major crises without the US doing the heavy lifting this time. It will be a new experience for them...


8 posted on 07/16/2009 1:49:49 AM PDT by DB
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Europe is going to get deal with a major crises without the US doing the heavy lifting this time. It will be a new experience for them...


what major crisis do you mean? you think europe is worried because of iran?


9 posted on 07/16/2009 1:53:52 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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Actually I do think Europe is worried about Iran getting the bomb.


10 posted on 07/16/2009 2:01:11 AM PDT by DB
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To: Cindy
Conservative Intel: America could have energy Independence in 10 years.
11 posted on 07/16/2009 2:02:30 AM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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Off Topic:

http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Iran/250230

“Clinton: US to engage Iran, protect friends”
Posted: 16-07-2009 , 08:23 GMT

SNIPPET: “She continued in reiterating that time was running out for Iran. “We remain ready to engage with Iran, but the time for action is now,” she said. “The opportunity will not remain open indefinitely.”

Clinton also vowed the US will “not hesitate to defend our friends, our interests, and above all, our people vigorously and when necessary with the world’s strongest military.”

“Our willingness to talk is not a sign of weakness to be exploited,” she said. “This is not an option we seek nor is it a threat; it is a promise to all Americans.””


12 posted on 07/16/2009 2:04:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: MaxMax

That would be nice.

Sooner than that would be even better.


13 posted on 07/16/2009 2:05:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
In ten years thirty years ago, but ten years is to long.
14 posted on 07/16/2009 2:08:11 AM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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Europeans are not at all concerned about Iran getting a nuclear bomb. We all understand it is a charade by the military industrial complex and their bought politicians to get a bigger piece of the pie.


15 posted on 07/16/2009 2:15:15 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: DB

Actually I do think Europe is worried about Iran getting the bomb.


Well shure “we” would not be happy if iran gets the bomb. but iran is not considered as a security threat for europe.
“we” do buisness with them and all Europe is interested
is the contine of the oil flow from this region. so for example the EU does not have special interessts in iran or this region which could result in a conflict. it´s israel who has to worry.


16 posted on 07/16/2009 2:19:05 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: Jonny foreigner
That's what the British said about Germany's neighbors prior to WWII.
17 posted on 07/16/2009 2:21:56 AM PDT by DB
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Business has nothing to do with that story about have their god crawl out of a well.


18 posted on 07/16/2009 2:25:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: DB

maybe but i would not consider iran beeing a neighbour of europe. they are pretty far away and as said there is no special conflict between EU and Iran. Iran is an important trade partner for EU not more not less.


19 posted on 07/16/2009 2:28:25 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: Cindy

They said Saddam had WMds too.


20 posted on 07/16/2009 2:40:11 AM PDT by NoLibZone (North Korea? The only buildings in Hawaii at risk of destruction are those housing Obama’s records!)
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