Report Ties Dubious Iran Nuclear Docs to Israel
Inter Press Service / Gareth Porter
03-Jun-2009 (2 comments)

That false and misleading charge from an intelligence official of a foreign country, who was not identified but was clearly Israeli, reinforces two of Israel’s key propaganda themes on Iran – that the 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran is wrong, and that Tehran is poised to build nuclear weapons as soon as possible....

The Committee report, dated May 4, cited unnamed "foreign analysts" as claiming intelligence that Iran ended its nuclear weapons-related work in 2003 because it had mastered the design and tested components of a nuclear weapon and thus didn’t need to work on it further until it had produced enough sufficient material....

When New York Times reporters William J. Broad and David E. Sanger used the term "nuclear warhead" to refer to a reentry vehicle in a Nov. 13, 2005 story on the intelligence documents on the Iranian nuclear programme, it brought sharp criticism from David Albright, the president of the Institute for Science and International Security.

"This distinction is not minor," Albright observed, "and Broad should understand the differences between the two objects, particularly when the information does not contain any words such as nuclear or nuclear warhead."



by verytass on

This is the type of story that will not get much coverage on the main media. Time and time again, Israel has overtly exaggerated or better yet, fabricated intelligence on Iran. And they have yet to be called out on it.




by capt_ayhab on

Are you even surprised at what Israel has done? I am not. They are worse than IR by all accounts, lying is Israeli leaders middle name.

Thanks for sharing