PARIS “” Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday the United States has seen signs that Iran is developing technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile.
He spoke just hours after an Iranian opposition group charged that Tehran has a secret, military-run uranium-enrichment plant and has bought the blueprints for a nuclear bomb.
Mr. Powell made his remarks while traveling with reporters to an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Chile.
“I have seen some information that would suggest they have been actively working on delivery systems. … You don’t have a weapon until you can put it in something that can deliver a weapon,” he said, according to Reuters news agency.
“I’m talking about what one does with a warhead,” Mr. Powell said. “We are talking about information that says they not only have [the] missiles, but information that suggests they are working hard about how to put the two together.”