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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 01:28 PM
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Iran still lacks arms-grade nuclear material: U.S - Reuters A wrench in the War Machine?
Now, about that "missile shield" to protect us from Iran?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090310/ts_nm/us_iran_usa_n...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Iran still lacks weapons-grade highly enriched uranium and has not yet made a decision on whether to produce any, U.S. intelligence officials told Congress on Tuesday.

The officials -- Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Michael Maples -- also said recent Iranian missile tests were not directly related to its nuclear activities.

"We assess now that Iran does not have any highly enriched uranium," Blair said. "We assess that Iran has not yet made that decision" to convert the low-enriched uranium it is making to weapons-grade material.

The officials said there was widespread agreement among U.S. intelligence agencies on the issue.

Blair said Israel had adopted more of a "worst-case" interpretation in concluding that Iran was further along in nuclear weapon development but this was based on the same facts as Washington was working with.
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