Over the past year, ten IAEA member nations have supplied intelligence data on Iran's nuclear program. The intel was circulated in a report to members May 26.
Diplomats said the agency report cited Iranian government documents that discussed the production of high explosives that could be used to detonate an atomic bomb.Wanting to learn how to make an atomic bomb and actually making an atomic bomb are two very different things. I want to know how to make an A-bomb, too. So, just out of curiosity, I went to How Stuff Works. That doesn't mean I'm actually making an A-bomb in my kitchen. Although, apparently I can.
Another document referred to an Iranian project to design a missile re-entry vehicle, a key component of any nuclear warhead.
The latest report determined that Iran was operating 3,500 gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment. The agency said Iran could reach its goal to operate 6,000 centrifuges by July 2008.
IAEA also determined that Iran was testing advanced centrifuges, said to be three times more productive than the Pakistan-designed P-1. The agency said only several advanced centrifuges entered the testing stage.
But, that isn't what Iran has done. They went way beyond How Stuff Works. They've got centrifuges, high explosive triggers, a missile re-entry delivery system, yellowcake, and labs with lab rats wearing white coats with embroidered name tags. I don't have any of that stuff, except the white coat. Mine has "Lars" embroidered on it.
I think Iran is seriously trying to make an A-bomb. Maybe even more than one.
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