Monday, December 3, 2007

News Item - Iran Nukes?

US spies give shock verdict on Iran threat | Iran | Guardian Unlimited

In brief, the newly-released National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) claims that Iran gave up its pursuit of nuclear weapons in late 2003. The NIE, a summary of information gathered by 16 US intelligence agencies, undermines the claims of many Bush administration officials that the threat of Iran aquiring a nuclear weapon was both serious and immediate.

One thing not mentioned in this, or other, web articles I read was a statement made this evening on MSNBC's "Countdown" that the administration delayed the release of the NIE for a year while pressure was put on its authors to amend the conclusion that Iran had suspended work on its nuclear weapons program.

President Bush is scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how he deals with the topic of the new NIE.
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