National Public Radio Interview with National Intelligence Director Ambassador John D. Negroponte on Iran's Nuclear Capabilities

September 1, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
Now, a conversation with John Negroponte, the Director of National Intelligence. His job, overseeing the entire Intelligence Community was created after 9/11. Negroponte, the veteran diplomat, has refereed to prewar intelligence about Iraq as the WMD fiasco. I sat down with him today at his office at Bolling Air Force Base and asked him about current intelligence on Iran, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. According to U.S. intelligence agencies, how soon will Iran have a nuclear weapon given its present program? Well, Negroponte says the US made its estimate a year ago.