Iran has means to test bomb in 6 months

Iran has means to test bomb in 6 months

This is the exact same story Reuter’s ran and tried to blame on the German Intelligence Service, who later denied being the source. So now it’s “anonymous” diplomats.


Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months – report

BERLIN (Reuters) – 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.

Iran says its nuclear program is for electricity generation to help it export more of its oil and gas, but Western countries suspect it of trying to pursue a nuclear bomb.

The U.N. Security Council has imposed three sets of sanctions on Tehran for defying its demands to suspend uranium enrichment.

Some analysts say Iran may be close to having the required material for producing a bomb, but most say the weaponisation process would then take one to two years due to technical and political hurdles.

“Weaponising” enrichment would not escape the notice of U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), unless it was done at a secret location.

Until now there have been no indications of any such covert diversion, a point made by the IAEA’s incoming director-general shortly after his election earlier this month.

Current IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei has said it is his “gut feeling” that Iran is seeking at least the capability to build nuclear weapons, in order to protect itself from perceived regional and U.S. threats.

(Writing by Noah Barkin and Sylvia Westall; Editing by Richard Balmforth)


Obama’s War Signals: Iran in the crosshairs

How convenient for AIPAC (I remember how all those US influenced foreign intel agencies ‘thought’ Iraq had WMDs as well!). Only nukes which are a threat to the region are the 200-400 Israeli nukes as far as I am concerned (Israeli nukes are likely motivation for Iran perhaps wanting them too, but we have no credible evidence that Iran is even pursuing them anyway):

Dennis Ross: Threat to Peace

Obama ends G8 with warning to Iran (for AIPAC of course!):
Clinton: US Won’t Hesitate to Use Military Against Iran (for AIPAC/Israel of course!):
Here is the tiny URL of the above one:
Israel’s military message to Iran

One Response to “Iran has means to test bomb in 6 months”

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