Golly, those pious mullahs couldn’t be trying to deceive anyone, could they? From AFP, with thanks to Nicolei:
VIENNA : Iran is to establish a secret nuclear engineering faculty within a year to provide engineers for what the United States claims is a covert project to develop atomic weapons, a Western intelligence source told AFP.
“This is a very significant step towards training an Iranian nuclear cadre,” the source, who asked not to be named, said in a recent interview.
The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported in London Sunday that Iran has approved a secret nuclear research centre to train scientists in atomic technology.
Iranian officials, questioned by AFP recently, have so far declined to comment on this matter.
“The declared purpose for establishing the faculty is to create a source of skilled and professional manpower to promote Iran’s military nuclear project, whose activity is increasing,” the source told AFP.
“By setting up this installation, the Iranians are trying to make sure they have trained people whom the West doesn’t even know about,” the source said….