Iran: Trigger Allegations a Forgery

Ahmadinejad Says 'Unfunny' Claims Make Him Want to 'Puke'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today dismissed the London Times’ leaked memo accusing Iran of attempting to produce a trigger for a nuclear warhead as an American forgery.

The Times article from last week cited “confidential intelligence documents” mentioning work on uranium deuteride, which officials insisted had only military uses. Western officials cited the article as the latest justification for cracking down on Iran.

Ahmadinejad also mocked the Western “deadline,” the latest of several dates by which the US wants Iran to agree to all demands or face additional sanctions. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted that the deadline was “very real.”

The Iranian president showed decided fatigue at answering repeated accusations that his nation is pursuing a nuclear weapon, despite repeated IAEA assurances that they are not diverting any uranium to such a purpose. He declared “these constant allegations against Iran have become an unfunny joke and make us and our nation just puke.”

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