Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Iran's Nukes

Thanks to IBA for the head's up on this one-

A document obtained by Iran on the nuclear black market serves no other purpose than to make an atomic bomb, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday.

The finding was made in a report prepared for presentation to the 35-nation IAEA board when it meets, starting Thursday, on whether to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, which has the power to impose economic and political sanctions on Iran.

The report was made available in full to The Associated Press.

First mention of the documents was made late last year in a longer IAEA report. At that time, the agency said only that the papers showed how to cast "enriched, natural and depleted uranium metal into hemispherical forms."

The agency refused to make a judgment on what possible uses such casts would have.

But diplomats familiar with the probe into Iran's nuclear program said then that the papers apparently were instructions on how to mold highly enriched grade uranium into the core of warheads.

So they've had this information for at least a year and still no action has been taken to prevent Iran from enriching uranium. We're only now talking about the possibility of sanctions?

Doesn't the UN do a wonderful job?

1 comment:

Billy Budd said...

It's all like a very bad dream.....