WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A confidential analysis by staff of the U.N. nuclear watchdog has concluded that Iran has acquired “sufficient information to be able to design and produce” an atom bomb, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
The Times report was posted on its website hours after Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrived in Tehran for talks on a timetable for inspectors to visit a newly disclosed unfinished nuclear enrichment plant.
Iran, which rejects Western charges that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons, held talks with six world powers in Geneva on Thursday. Western officials said that in the talks, Iran had agreed “in principle” to ship out most of its enriched uranium for reprocessing in Russia and France.
The analysis, according to the Times, says the IAEA “assesses that Iran has sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable implosion nuclear device” based on highly enriched u… >>>