AP NewsBreak: Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb
Experts at the world's top atomic watchdog are in agreement that Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and is on the way to developing a missile system able to carry an atomic warhead, according to a secret report seen by The Associated Press.
From NEWS Service / Israel News:
"The document says Iran has "sufficient information" to build a bomb. It says Iran is likely to "overcome problems" on developing a delivery system.
But the IAEA has denied the report. The wording "sufficient information" is ambiguous. They may have the information, but not the technical knowhow to make the implosion mechanism needed for a light warhead or the delivery system. A US bipartisan report by Senators Coats and Robb and General Wald insists that Iran could have enough uranium to build a bomb in 2010, but it takes more than fissile material to make a useable bomb."
Despite the caution in that last line, the news is VERY disturbing. It is obvious that Mohamed ElBaradei has NOT been aboveboard and that his agency very likely has betrayed our trust.
We know that Iran has hidden far more than the IAEA has been able to discover, and Iran's pattern of talk-talk balk-balk suggests that they have at this point far more capability than any number of sanctions could persuade them to give up. They may actually have reached a crucial juncture.
The next few weeks will tell.