John on June 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm
This is big, bad news:
American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon on computers that belonged to the nuclear smuggling network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist, but that they have not been able to determine whether they were sold to Iran or the smuggling ring’s other customers.
Investigators said the evidence that the Khan network was trafficking in a tested, compact and efficient bomb design was particularly alarming, because if a country or group obtained the bomb design, the technological information would significantly shorten the time needed to build a weapon. Among the missiles that could carry the smaller weapon, according to some weapons experts, is the Iranian Shahab III, which is based on a North Korean design.
So Iran may have a ready-made design to fit the missile they already have. You may recall that even the IAEA has come out suggesting Iran is not being truthful about it’s current program. Is it possible Ahmadinejad is months, rather than years away from carrying out his threats on Israel?
Update: This and other news has apparently shaken the EU into action. New sanctions on Iran have been announced.
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