Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Guardian: US spies give shock verdict on Iran threat

US intelligence agencies undercut the White House yesterday by disclosing for the first time that Iran has not been pursuing a nuclear weapons development programme for the past four years. The secret report, which was declassified yesterday and published, marked a significant shift from previous estimates. "Tehran's decision to halt its nuclear weapons programme suggests it is less determined to develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005," it said.

The disclosure makes it harder for President George Bush, to justify a military strike against Iran before he leaves office next year. It also makes it more difficult to persuade Russia and China to join the US, Britain and France in imposing a new round of sanctions on Tehran.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:16 pm

    Intriguing eh? They have a "peace conference" and suddenly Iran is no longer a threat to America???

    Of course, now Israel is going to panic. I am very dubious about this, especially as we all know they are working to that "apocalyptic plan" where everybody has to cry "Peace! Peace!" just before all hell breaks loose.