It’s for incisive work of this kind that the learned analysts make the big bucks. “Report: Iran nuclear program may have ‘military dimensions,'” by Yossi Melman for Haaretz, August 28 (thanks to Alexandre):
A new report commissioned by the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran’s nuclear energy program may contain “military dimensions.”
In other words, the report states that Iran may be working towards acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. The report was issued just prior to the annual meeting of IAEA member states which is scheduled to convene next month in Vienna.
The report alleges that Iran is refusing the agency’s repeated requests for explanations and documentation over its past nuclear activities. Tehran’s non-compliance has raised suspicions that it is aiming to attain nuclear weapons.
It has become evident that Iran has confirmed, albeit implicitly, that it carried out experiments in order to test the process known as “detonation,” a key stage in the development of nuclear weapons.
In addition, it refused to comment on other activities related to its nuclear program, including “weaponization,” one of the final phases in manufacturing nuclear weapons in which fissionable material is installed into the bomb….