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  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • Agency defends estimate on Iran ( NIE estimate that Iran has suspended activities)

    12/08/2007 10:38:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2007 | By Jon Ward
    The federal agency responsible for national intelligence estimates yesterday defended its report on Iran against charges that it was crafted primarily by former State Department officials who infused their personal politics into the report to undercut the Bush administration. "It's not as if there are two or three people who craft this and then it's just put out there," said Vanee Vines, spokeswoman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The response came after The Washington Times reported yesterday that the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) was heavily influenced by three former State Department officials who dislike President...