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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:32 PM
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UN report 'to suggest Iran nuclear weapons work'
Source: BBC

5 November 2011 Last updated at 16:59 GMT

UN report 'to suggest Iran nuclear weapons work'

The UN's atomic watchdog is planning to reveal evidence that Iran has been working secretly to develop a nuclear weapons capability, diplomats say.

The evidence is said to include intelligence that Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead.

Iranian officials say the International Atomic Energy Agency report, due next week, is a fabrication.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15607844
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:40 PM
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1. The DoD must be really getting worried the pig through will get smaller.
This must be the tenth Iran bogeyman report out in the last week or so.


Does this mean we need to shut down Los Alamos since they are working on nuclear weapons computer models?
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SmashTheRight Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 08:25 AM
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2. Similar article from the NYT:

The report laid out the case that Iran had moved far beyond the blackboard to create computer models of nuclear explosions in 2008 and 2009 and conducted experiments on nuclear triggers. It said the simulations focused on how shock waves from conventional explosives could compress the spherical fuel at the core of a nuclear device, which starts the chain reaction that ends in nuclear explosion.


Documents suggesting that Iran was working on a project to secure a source of uranium suitable for use in an undisclosed enrichment program to make bomb fuel.

Evidence that Iran had been provided with nuclear explosive design information.

Information that it worked on experiments with conventional explosives to compress metal into an incredibly dense mass suitable to start a chain reaction.

Documentation of at least 14 progressive design iterations for a missile warhead to deliver an atomic warhead to a distant target


I think we should be very very concerned if true. The Iranians aren't the kind of people you want with their finger on a pistol trigger, much less a nuclear weapon. Iran is a medieval country run by people who use religion to manipulate its population. They can't be trusted.
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