Skip to comments.Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within months, IAEA says
Posted on 11/07/2011 3:13:21 AM PST by maquiladora
Iran has already acquired the knowledge, technology, and resources to create a nuclear bomb within months, according to Western experts who were briefed on the intelligence information due to be released in this week's report by the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency.
According to the experts, Iranian scientists acquired the knowledge with the help of weapons scientists from Russia, Pakistan and North Korea.
Haaretz reported last week that other experts also estimated that Iran could assemble a nuclear bomb within months and carry out an underground nuclear experiment if it wishes to do so.
New disclosures in the IAEA report provide details on an apparent secret research program that was more ambitious, more organized and more successful than commonly suspected, The Washington Post said.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
They have the bomb, they don’t have the bomb, they have the bomb, they stopped working on the bomb, they took their operations below ground, they don’t have the bomb, they will have the bomb in a few weeks. The New World Order group can never keep and lie straight.
I don’t trust the IAEA. They are about as anti-American as the UN.
Iran probably already has nukes.
They won't announce it, or hint at it, they will use it, straight away.
Yes: I believe you are correct in that supposition.
Why waste a good nuke in an underground test.
I might add that an underground test would be a mistake as it might, just might, put enough backbone into the spines of countries that need to stop Iran, to actually stop them—hard.
That picture pisses me off every time its posted.
The uranium would have to be compressed enough to go critical and that's difficult to accomplish. The conventional explosives used to accomplish the compression may be testable using a substitute material. If that is the case (I have no idea), then is that test detectable? It would be a relatively small explosion, so I doubt it. If it works (again I have no idea if it is sufficient) then all they would have to do is assemble the bomb with the real material. Then there is no need to test with a nuclear explosion.
Can’t they just use a computer model to tell them if it will work? Seems to me Hazel O’Leary was trying to release those codes during her reign of terror
to accept a nuclear armed Iran (and a defacto ME nuclear arms race) or hurry up and bomb its nuke facilities . . .
not a lot of good options here
Analysis: Chances slim for stiffer UN sanctions on Iran
UNITED NATIONS - There is little chance that the UN Security Council will impose tough new sanctions on Iran anytime soon, despite a new UN report expected this week to contain evidence suggesting Iran wants atomic weapons.
The reason for this, Western diplomats say, is the reluctance of Tehran’s traditional sympathizers China and Russia, which have the power to veto any council resolution, to sanction Iran’s oil and gas sectors.
As a result, it will be hard to get anything out of the UN that is tougher than the last round of Iran sanctions passed in June 2010.
“The reality is that a new substantive step forward on sanctions will be very difficult,” a senior Western diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
14:10 Condoleezza Rice to Newsmax: I have no doubt Israel will defend itself against Iran (Haaretz)
They have the scientist, boom, they don’t have the scientist.
“an apparent secret research program that was more ambitious, more organized and more successful than commonly suspected”
Being constantly surprised is, I believe, a rather natural consequence of “leading from behind.” I’d rather have a president who was pro-active, anticipating dangers before they arrive etc. rather than always being behind the eight ball...GWB can be justly criticized for his domestic policy goofs, but at least he was a hands-on CINC who took those responsibilities seriously.
Good Question, will the Iranians test? or will they gear up into mass production without a test?
An underground test is the tripwire that Israel is waiting for, Israel needs world opinion on their side before launching a "Pearl Harbor" style attack and positive proof of a successful Iranian underground test will provide it.
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