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  1. #1 bks
    March 9, 2012

    Iran is close to having a nuclear weapon, and has been since 1984:

    1984: Soon after West German engineers visit the unfinished Bushehr nuclear reactor, Jane’s Defence Weekly quotes West German intelligence sources saying that Iran’s production of a bomb “is entering its final stages.” US Senator Alan Cranston claims Iran is seven years away from making a weapon.

    1992: Israeli parliamentarian Benjamin Netanyahu tells his colleagues that Iran is 3 to 5 years from being able to produce a nuclear weapon – and that the threat had to be “uprooted by an international front headed by the US.”

    1995: The New York Times conveys the fears of senior US and Israeli officials that “Iran is much closer to producing nuclear weapons than previously thought” -about five years away – and that Iran’s nuclear bomb is “at the top of the list” of dangers in the coming decade. The report speaks of an “acceleration of the Iranian nuclear program,” claims that Iran “began an intensive campaign to develop and acquire nuclear weapons” in 1987, and says Iran was “believed” to have recruited scientists from the former Soviet Union and Pakistan to advise them.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/print/content/view/print/422252

    –bks

  2. #2 itzac
    March 9, 2012

    Are we certain what they’re after isn’t cold fusion?

  3. #3 F
    March 9, 2012

    Almost unique in it’s reference-only delivery. Very nearly weird given the bulk of the news ecosystem.