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Saturday, January 17, 2009


Iran's nukes (again)

Hillary Clinton, in her confirmation hearing:
"We must also actively pursue a strategy of smart power in the Middle East...that effectively challenges Iran to end its nuclear weapons program.
Susan Rice, in her confirmation hearing (PDF):
"Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon will continue to demand the urgent attention of the UN Security Council."
Nicolas Sarkozy, yesterday:
"Everyone knows (Iran's nuclear program) has no civilian end purposes."
It might help if all of those people, and Barack Obama as well, would pay attention to outgoing CIA Chief Michael Hayden and the IAEA:
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says there is no evidence that proves Tehran is edging towards developing nuclear weapons.

Departing CIA Director Michael Hayden said Thursday that the Islamic Republic's production of low-enriched uranium does not necessarily substantiate an Iranian objective to build atomic weaponry.

He said that even if the country does gain the capability to create highly enriched uranium, still there is no “clear proof” that Iran will use the material to fuel a nuclear warhead.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has extensively monitored Iran's nuclear work since 2003, said in its latest report that it could not find any 'components of a nuclear weapon' or 'related nuclear physics studies' in the country.

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