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October 13, 2005
Late last month, Britain, France and Germany rose in unison, flexed their muscles, and rammed a vote through the International Atomic Energy Agency condemning Iran for its nuclear transgressions. This forceful action by the "Euro 3" was a distinct surprise-given the fact that two of the three, France and Germany, had opposed taking strong measures...
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August 23, 2005
Earlier this month Bush administration officials leaked to the press what they said was a new official estimate of when Iran might be able to build a nuclear weapon. Speaking anonymously, they told reporters that American intelligence agencies now believe it would take at least 6 and maybe as many as 10 years before that fateful day arrives. Whew...
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July 22, 2005
In a news conference following his victory in June, Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised to continue Iran's nuclear program, saying that the country needs "peaceful nuclear technology for energy, medical and agricultural purposes." This statement echoes comments by his reformist predecessor Mohammad Khatami, who often claimed that...
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June 3, 2005
In May 25 in Geneva, Iran backed away from its threat to resume its uranium enrichment effort, which many countries believe will lead to a nuclear weapon. In return, Britain, France and Germany agreed not to ask the United Nations to punish Iran for its past nuclear violations. While the deal undoubtedly staved off a crisis, it did nothing to...
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February 25, 2005
President Bush has enjoyed a surprisingly jovial reception in Europe this week, but there has been a serious point of contention: the desire of European countries to lift the 15-year ban on arms sales to China. Given concerns that the Chinese are willing to sell military, and perhaps even nuclear, technology to the highest bidder, Mr. Bush's...
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February 16, 2005
"What will stop Iran from getting the bomb?" Iran Watch posed this timely question recently to a group of experts convened for a roundtable discussion.(*) Their answer was distressing. They concluded that if the world continues down its present path, Iran is likely to succeed in its nuclear weapon quest. The experts ruled out any immediate action...
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January 26, 2005
With the world's attention focused on Iran's nuclear progress-and what to do about it-scant consideration has been given to Iran's chemical weapon and ballistic missile programs. Combined, these pose a more imminent threat than Iran's nascent nuclear effort, and they reveal Iran's continued commitment to developing unconventional weapons. These...
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October 22, 2004
Brazil is planning to commission later this year a uranium enrichment plant that, if configured to do so, could fuel several nuclear weapons annually. As a member of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Brazil has promised not to make such weapons and is obliged to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure this is the...
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February 1, 2004
It is now clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been operating a string of secret nuclear sites in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). In November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world organization that is supposed to inspect nuclear sites, passed a resolution condemning Iran for its transgressions and...
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November 13, 2003
Iran has just revealed that for more than a decade it has been running secret programs to produce plutonium and enriched uranium - the two materials that fuel atomic bombs. After months of being squeezed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran finally coughed up this information. The agency, which is responsible for monitoring Iran's...

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