WASHINGTON – Due to concern over potentially harmful international political implications, U.S. officials will only say they “believe” Iran is engaged in a clandestine program that may yield a nuclear weapon.
However, the men and women working undercover to stop Iran from doing so are willing to say much more.
“There is no doubt Iran is definitely building a nuclear weapon,” a senior foreign counterproliferation official with a U.S. ally says in an exclusive interview with WTOP.
“Oh yes, in my opinion it is fact. “We see it every day,” the official says.
The Obama administration is clearly concerned.
“The nature and scope of Iran’s nuclear program causes the U.S. and the international community to question whether Iran’s nuclear intentions are peaceful,” says National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer.