Iran: “Is this the smoking gun?


Lot of work today but have a look at this on Timesonline, so without any commentaries from me

Secret document exposes Iran’s nuclear trigger

Secret document exposes Iran’s nuclear trigger

Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb.

The notes, from Iran’s most sensitive military nuclear project, describe a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion. Foreign intelligence agencies date them to early 2007, four years after Iran was thought to have suspended its weapons programme.

An Asian intelligence source last week confirmed to The Times that his country also believed that weapons work was being carried out as recently as 2007 — specifically, work on a neutron initiator.

The technical document describes the use of a neutron source, uranium deuteride, which independent experts confirm has no possible civilian or military use other than in a nuclear weapon. Uranium deuteride is the material used in Pakistan’s bomb, from where Iran obtained its blueprint.

further reading here

~ von auslaender2009 - Montag, 14. Dezember 2009.

Eine Antwort to “Iran: “Is this the smoking gun?”

  1. @ Auslaender

    Schade, daß Rene nicht mehr hier mitliest. Der könnte uns bestimmt erklären, wie man sowas in einen zivilen Reaktor einbauen kann. ;-)

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