Pentagon: No evidence that Iran seeking nukes
Press TV
14-Jan-2010 (one comment)

The Pentagon's top intelligence official says there is no evidence that Iran is planning to build nuclear weapons.

The chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, says the key findings of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear energy program are still valid.

"The bottom line assessments of the NIE still hold true," he told Voice of America.

The NIE report was a consensus judgment of all US intelligence agencies, which concluded that Iran halted all activities which could have allegedly led to the development of nuclear arms in 2003.

Burgess said the Pentagon had seen no indication that Tehran was planning to resume the program allegedly aimed at developing nuclear weapons.

"We have not seen indication that the government has made the decision to move ahead with the program. But the fact still remains that we don't know what we don't know," he said.

Burgess said the Pentagon would continue to work on verifying that Iran is pursuing peaceful nuclear activities.

The Islamic Republic insists its nuclear program is solely aimed at civilian purposes and rejects the West's allegations that it intends to pursue military objectives.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports and US National Intelligence Estimates issued so far have attested to the civilian nature of Iran's nuclear program.

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Its long known that Iran

by maiser on

Its long known that Iran have been cooperating with the IAEA, the legitimate authority for such matters, and have shown them what they are working with. IAEA have told the world that Iran is not after nuclear weapons program. US and their allies rethorics against Iran as a "potential agressive nuclear state" does not fit with the reality.