US Intelligence Agencies: Iran doesn't currently have a Nuclear Weapons Program

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    Iran halted its nuclear weapons research program years ago, and may be a decade away from developing a nuke, assuming they restarted their nuclear weapons research program



    American Intelligence Agencies – New NIE Report on Iran:

    IAEA Reporting on Iran:
     
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    listen to the Bushies and it's deja vu all over again!

    They'll ignore this just like they ignored the August '01 PDB about OBL!
     
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    Well shit...if the US intel agencies say they don't have nukes, we should probably assume they do.
     
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    I could have sworn that NeoCons have spent the last few weeks posting here, that they know for a fact Iran is building nuclear bombs, and are merely a year or two away from having a nuclear bomb.
     
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    What's more interesting, they are highly confident Iran stopped 2003, which is when US did what? They may or may not have resumed again.
     
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    first, before you backpeddle and dance away from your previous assertions kathy, do you admit it looks like you were wrong when you suggested Iran was currently working on nuclear weapons, and was a year or two away from having a bomb?
     
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    Crickets chirping.

    Having spent weeks having Bush lovers lecture me that they were simply sure that somehow, somewhere, Iran was building a nuclear bombs. No evidence of course was ever proffered. It was just the collective gut feeling of wingnutotopia.

    Gut feelings of neocons on message boards don't count for much:

    ...because, the collective assessment of all US intelligence agencies (NIE) is that Iran gave up their nuclear weapons program years ago. Though, its still is worth it to keep pressure and inspections on them.

    And on the ground inspection by IAEA supports NIE's conclusions: no evidence of a nuclear weapons program.


    I guess its good we nipped those lies in the bud, before Bush lovers could trick us into another unneccessary war.


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    I don't put it past them to still take us into an unjustified unwarranted war in Iran. The PNAC vision is pretty blinding once you've had a drink of that koolaid.
     
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    12/3/07

    the latest NIE concluded: "We do not know whether (Iran) currently intends to develop nuclear weapons."

    That marked a sharp contrast to an intelligence report two years ago that stated Iran was "determined to develop nuclear weapons."
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    (same NIE?)Now, in late 2007 the NIE "don't know"
    a mere 2 years ago (that would be 2005) this same NIE said Iran was "determined to develop nuclear weapons."

    SOOOooo...whats you point ?
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    But the new assessment found Iran was continuing to develop technical capabilities that could be used to build a bomb and that it would likely be capable of producing enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon "sometime during the 2010-2015 time-frame."
    U.S. Says Iran Halted Nuclear Arms Program

    Reuters

    U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in findings released on Monday that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons development program in 2003. Following are highlights of the National Intelligence Estimate's key judgments.

    -- Iran had a nuclear weapons program but halted it in 2003 and had not restarted it as of mid-2007. The halt applied to design and engineering of an explosive device, such as fuses or shielding, and to covert uranium-conversion activities, according to senior intelligence officials. Other activities such as civilian uranium enrichment and missile development continue.

    -- Iran is keeping open the option of developing nuclear weapons, but U.S. intelligence agencies "do not know" whether it currently intends to develop nuclear weapons. This is a major change from a 2005 intelligence estimate which concluded that Iran was "determined to develop nuclear weapons."
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    As usual, the chickenhawks cower away in the face of their own horseshit being reflected back to them in the mirrors of their consciences.
     

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