Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Iran Press Watch: NIE Report

National Intelligence Estimate dominates headlines, and Ahmadinejad calls the UNSC 'unjust'

As expected, the top story around town is still the U.S. intelligence report that declared Iran has no current nuclear weapons program, and is highly unlikely to initiate one in the foreseeable future.

Tehran Times leads off with a statement by Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad Ali Hosseini who said, “This report proves many facts, the most important being that statements of U.S. President George W. Bush and other United States officials, who always speak of the serious danger of Iran’s nuclear program, are fabricated and unreliable.”

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

American intelligence agencies reversed their view about the status of Iran’s nuclear weapons program after they obtained notes last summer from the deliberations of Iranian military officials involved in the weapons development program, senior intelligence and government officials said on Wednesday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06/world/middleeast/06intel.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Iranians gave them false intel on purpose and that's the basis of an entire policy decision.

Chris Gelken said...

All sounds a bit dodgy to me mate. Find myself agreeing with candidate Bill Richardson who said, "The report could only mean two things: either the Bush administration has been misleading the American public about the dangers of Iran, or the U.S. intelligence community is not that smart."