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Iran could recover from attack on its nuclear sites within six months, says U.S. report

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    Iran could recover from attack on its nuclear sites within six months, says U.S. report
    U.S. congressional report says Israel and U.S.
    do not know exact location of Iran nuclear facilities, which may be
    dispersed in such a way that an Israeli attack would not be successful.


    By
    Haaretz


    Iran could probably rebuild most of its
    centrifuge workshops within six months after an attack on its nuclear
    sites, according to a new report by U.S. congressional researchers,
    Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.


    The report by analysts at the Congressional
    Research Service, citing interviews with current and former U.S.
    officials, said that the Islamic Republic’s centrifuge “workshops” are
    widely dispersed and hidden, which could complicate a potential Israeli
    military strike.
    According to the report, neither Israel nor the U.S. knows for certain
    where Iran’s nuclear facilities are located and the possibility of
    dispersed nuclear sites makes any assessment of a military strike’s
    success more difficult. It is “unclear what the ultimate effect of a
    strike would be on the likelihood of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons,”
    Bloomberg quoted the report as saying.


    The congressional researchers said that,
    “An attack that left Iran’s conversion and centrifuge production
    facilities intact would considerably reduce” the time Iran would need to
    resume its nuclear activities.


    Moreover, the researches quoted a former
    U.S. official as saying that Iran could probably replicate most of its
    centrifuge workshops within six months.


    The International Atomic Energy Agency has
    recently voiced “serious concerns” about possible military dimensions to
    Iran’s nuclear activities.


    Iran denies suspicions that it is covertly
    seeking nuclear weapons capability, in part by coordinating efforts to
    process uranium, test high explosives and revamp a ballistic missile
    cone to accommodate a nuclear warhead.
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iran-could-recover-from-attack-on-its-nuclear-sites-within-six-months-says-u-s-report-1.421344


    Added: Mar-29-2012 
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