Does Iran already have nuclear weapons?
According to my husband, there was a story circulating on the Russian internet that somone there had already sold Iran a few nukes. According to him, it was based on an article written by a well known Russian journalist. Has anyone heard about this?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
While the world has been focusing on the IAEA negotiation with Iran on the extending of its moratorium on uranium-enrichment, there has been a revelation about the Iranian nuclear program which reportedly 'stunned' the White House and President Bush. ‘Geostrategy’ the Intelligence Agency directed by Bill Gertz has reported in the Washington Times that Iran thanks to the transfer of key plutonium- fuel technology from North Korea has already achieved nuclear capability.
The Iranians a month ago who first threatened to renew their work on uranium enrichment , and then temporarily backed down on this- were apparently throwing sand in the eyes of the world. For their real focus in developing the weapons has been most probably on the plutonium and not the uraniaum enrichment process. As for the delivery system for the weapon ,the report says that late in 2004 the “ Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps tested a command and control network that would permit a nuclear weapons warhead to be placed on an enhanced Shihab 3 missiles.
All this, if true, alters completely the Middle East and world strategic equation. For now the United States troops in Iraq and Southern Europe are under the threat of Iranian nuclear attack. All of the Middle East and most importantly Israel is under the Iranian nuclear threat. There is also the likelihood that, should this report be fully verified, a number of other nations will rush to go nuclear. Former American Secretary-of – State Henry Kissinger has envisaged the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran as leading to an exponential increase in the threat of nuclear disaster.
The fact that Iran has most likely deceived the world again is no surprise. They after all had a hidden nuclear program for twenty years before an Iranian opposition group revealed this to the IAEA in October 2003. They too reportedly now have a parallel secret uranium- enrichment program. The IAEA has never been allowed access at a number of Iranian nuclear installations it requested to visit.
A few days ago the Iranians publicly stated once again that they had no intention of attaining nuclear weapons. Statements along this line were made by former Iranian President Raftsanjani (The same Raftsanjani who has threatened that Israel would be destroyed in a nuclear exchange with Iran, while the much larger and more populous Iran would survive) and Hassan Rowhani, the chief Iranian negotiator with the IAEA. But the regime of the Mullahs in Iran has made so many contradictory statements over the years on the nuclear issue so as to have to say the least, questionable credibility.
It is not at all clear how ,or even if, the IAEA will react to this latest development. IAEA chief Mohammed ElBaradei is reported to be overjoyed at the success in Iran’s agreeing to temporarily extend its moratorium on uranium enrichment. And it is not clear what the United States will do, especially as it seems to be very much at a loss in what to do in regard to North Korean nuclear weapons. The US has just given Iran access to the World Trade Organization as a part of the deal for Iran to extend its uranium enrichment moratorium until July.
There, a lack of cooperation on the part of the Chinese prevented US pressure from being truly effective on North Korea. And it seems that North Korea in transferring technology to Iran was not simply seeking to aid a fellow rogue state, but rather making a serious strategic complication for the United States, one which will diminish US pressure on Pyongyang.
If Iran has attained nuclear capability, then all the tens if not hundreds of intelligence- estimates made by US and Israeli experts over the past few years as to when Iran would attain nuclear weapons have been wrong. So too, the hesitation and delay in forcefully dealing with the situation seems now to have been a critical error.
With the US deeply involved in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Israel worrying about how to retreat from Gaza without the process leading to too great a humiliation, neither of the countries most likely to deal with the Iranian program seem likely to do so immediately.
And this means that the world as a whole is likelier to be a much more dangerous place for a long time to come.
- 1 decade ago
who really cares . we know that the Zionist regime of Israel has more than two thousands of nuke. heads and nobody gives the dam about . the way they are killing Innocent people of Lebanon and Palestine kids women and civilians if they could they would use it. i think they keep all the nukes for the USA and Europe if they do not follow there rule the bush and USA is the next country that the Israelis would bomb. this is real why Israelis sanction in the united nation always being vetoed by us and British..... the afraid of this cancerous tum er called Israel. and they try to make us afraid from Iran, Syria.... if they show us a treat they are successful. i hope i did answer your nonsense question
- 1 decade ago
I'm pretty sure that Iran has the capability of making nuclear weapons. I'm sure there are plenty countries irking to sell them WMD's too. Whether they bought them or not, I'm not really certain, but I think if there was an article about it, the white house would have already made a statement.
- shueyLv 43 years ago
No, sorry, Iran should not be allowed no count what different international locations have them. while the leaders of Iran connect the 21st century and initiate appearing like adults, then possibly. yet allowing them nuclear weapons ability they can grant one to some terrorist team who ought to surely use it ... to kill tens of millions of people because of the fact those human beings don't have faith of their god. no longer good.
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- 1 decade ago
I think so. I know that they bought some. But you can't expect them to say "WE HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND IM GOING TO KILL SOMEONE!"