IAEA Accuses Iran Over ‘Nuclear Triggers,’ But Where Is Evidence?

Past Allegations Centered Around Forged Document

by Jason Ditz, May 25, 2011

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Iran report featured a totally unsourced allegation that Iran had conducted work on “nuclear triggering technology” that could only be used for nuclear weapons.

The report claims that the IAEA has “evidence” but did not provide any details of what this evidence is and whether it is distinct from the already debunked document which was the source of the claim in years past.

That document, leaked by the Times of London, included absolutely no security markings nor any identification about the issuing organization. It was further called a “retyped” version of an original by the Times. Reports from the US intelligence community said it was believed to be almost certainly a forgery.

Dubious documents alleging Iranian activities are fairly common, including the infamous “smoking laptop” which was released by the Mujahiden e-Khalq, a US-designed terrorist organization at odds with the Iranian government.

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