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Skipping the details about enrichment, heavy water, and fuel fabrication, we’ll highlight the Possible Military Dimensions found in the International Atomic Energy’s November 8 report on Iran.
- Iran agreed to provide the IAEA “access without delay” to all nuclear sites, since August 2008, Tehran has not “engaged with the [IAEA] in any substantative way on this matter.”
IRAN HAS carried out the following acts to produce a nuclear weapon:
- Successful efforts to obtain nuclear military equipment
- Tried to find undisclosed ways to develop nuclear weapons
- Attempted to buy nuclear weapons, development information, and documentation from outside sources, using a “clandestine, nuclear supply network.”
- Worked on developing an “indigenous” nuclear weapons and components
The above activities took place since 2003 and are believed to be ongoing.
- Iran is unable to account for 19.8 kilograms of uranium
- The Bushehr Nuclear Plant is shut down for maintenance
- The country is working on a missile re-entry vehicle to accommodate a new payload
In talks with individuals approached by Iran the IAEA found that Tehran had, in fact, been provided with nuclear weapon designs.
The report goes on to show that Iran has also developed or is attempting to develop nuclear components for an explosive device, detonators, and proving the rumours correct, that they have done computer modelling of thermonuclear explosions.
Finally, the IAEA has information that Iran may have planned a physical nuclear explosive test. The test was to be conducted remotely, with the device hidden down an extremely deep shaft.
All told the report reads less like a simple report and more like the groundwork for a case against Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
We will update these finding with Iran’s responses as they become public. Check out the full report below.
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