Keeping Iran honest

Rather than representing the tip of the iceberg in terms of uncovering a covert nuclear weapons capability, the emergence of the existence of the Qom enrichment facility could very well mark the initiation of a period of even greater transparency on the part of Iran, leading to its full adoption and implementation of the IAEA additional protocol. This, more than anything, should be the desired outcome of the "Qom declaration". Full Story »

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James Canning
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by James Canning - Oct. 2, 2009

Scott Ritter offers good reasons to be wary of claims that Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons. Let's remember the frenzy of spurious assertions that Iraq had WMD and needed to be invaded.

Ritter is someone whose opinions on arms control issues should be listened to carefully. Iran has invited the IAEA inspectors to view the new facility, which according to the head of the Iranian nuclear program is not intended to enrich U-235 above the maximum 5% purity appropriate for fueling a nuclear power plant.

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