Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wire: Nuke Agency Says Iran Can Now Make Bomb

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2009 -- Newswire services this afternoon reported that experts at the world's top atomic watchdog are in agreement that Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and is on the way to developing a missile system able to carry an atomic warhead, according to a secret report seen by The Associated Press.

The document drafted by senior officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the clearest indication yet that the agency's leaders share Washington's views on Iran's weapon-making capabilities, AP said.

AP also said that it appears to be the so-called "secret annex" on Iran's nuclear program that Washington says is being withheld by the IAEA's chief.

The document says Iran has "sufficient information" to build a bomb. It says Iran is likely to "overcome problems" on developing a delivery system.

This is a developing story.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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