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Seeing Red Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 09:48 PM
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Pressed, Iran Admits It Discussed Acquiring Nuclear Technology
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Iranian officials have reluctantly turned over new evidence strongly suggesting that Iran discussed acquiring technologies central to making nuclear arms and hid that fact for 18 years, according to American and European officials.
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The 1987 nuclear offer does not prove that Iran has secretly been seeking to make a bomb, though it gives a sense of how aggressively Mr. Khan's network was peddling the bomb-making technologies to the country. European and American investigators said Iran cut back on its active contact with the network in the mid-1990's.

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/28/international/middleeast/28n...
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 09:59 PM
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1. They wanted one to deal with Iraq, then realised they did not need one.
Now I bet they are reconsidering.
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Mike Niendorff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 10:05 PM
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2. Based on one document, dated 18 years ago.

But note the spin: "discussed acquiring technologies ... and hid that fact for 18 years".

They take one document from 18 years ago and spin it into an ongoing 18-year conspiracy to defraud inspectors about "seeking to make a bomb".

And the drums of war beat louder.


MDN
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