Today it was reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) acknowledges “the existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile.” Although that’s hardly plain English, a close examination of the statement suggests that the IAEA is saying that, in addition to the secret uranium enrichment facility discovered in Qom last fall, the Iranians have even more secret programs to develop a nuclear weapon that could be shot via missile. I’m no scientist, but it seems clear that even the IAEA, a left-leaning, Iran-sympathizing internationalist body, is stating clearly its contention that Iran’s program is for war, not peaceful energy.
This statement by the IAEA jibes with what Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi has warned about for months, and which I published in a story in The Jerusalem Post on Christmas Day. Alusi has told me that, based on reports from sources with direct access to information about the Iran nuclear program, Iran is racing to build both a nuclear bomb and the missiles to launch it. Alusi also told me something this IAEA report suggests may be accurate: in addition to the six known nuclear production sites in Iran monitored by the IAEA, there are additional secret sites.
It seems a brutal, autocratic regime with genocidal intent is indeed on the threshold of nuclear capability. It is difficult to imagine, at this critical juncture in world history, that other matters are deemed more urgent than stopping them from attaining that capability.
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