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Iran Ready to Build N-Bomb

From the Times of London

Iran is ready to build an N-bomb - it is just waiting for the Ayatollah's order

James Hider, Richard Beeston in Tel Aviv and Michael Evans, Defence Editor

Iran has perfected the technology to create and detonate a nuclear warhead and is merely awaiting the word from its Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to produce its first bomb, Western intelligence sources have told The Times.

The sources said that Iran completed a research programme to create weaponised uranium in the summer of 2003 and that it could feasibly make a bomb within a year of an order from its Supreme Leader.

A US National Intelligence Estimate two years ago concluded that Iran had ended its nuclear arms research programme in 2003 because of the threat from the American invasion of Iraq. But intelligence sources have told The Times that Tehran had

Added: Aug-3-2009 
By: vicsemprini
Iraq, Iran, LiveLeaks
Tags: Iran, nuclear weapons, bomb, militant Islam
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