In a CBS interview over the weekend, CIA Director William Burns offered an assessment which, coming from US officials, would be a huge admission and potentially of much consequence. Burns reported Iran is “not resuming” its nuclear weapons program, which it ended decades ago, and has made no decisions on even attempting to.
The US has long been vague on whether or not Iran is really trying to make arms. Iran says they aren’t, and has ruled out ever doing so on religious grounds. Analysts have also been concluding for years that Iran is not actively trying to make atomic weapons.
Having the US spy chief make such a public admission should portend a policy shift back toward diplomacy with Iran. It may also lead to a backlash from nations like Israel and Saudi Arabia who want spurious allegations against Iran to continue being treated as impediments to such diplomacy.
Such nations accuse Iran of things left and right, and strongly prefer the US endorsing their accusations. Accusing Iran of nuclear arms development is the life blood of Israel’s aid demands, and now the US CIA chief is contradicting those allegations.
US ambiguity often depends on misinterpreting the facts of Iran’s civilian program, and Burns continues to struggle with facts, falsely claiming Iran is now enriching uranium to 84%.
In reality, Iran’s enrichment maxes out at 60%, and the production of a few 84% enriched particles was an accidental result of configuring enrichment centrifuges. Even there the production was well-short of weapons grade, and not a proliferation risk, so even being mistaken on that fact it was possible for the CIA to conclude that there is no active weapons program.
19 thoughts on “CIA Chief: Iran Not Resuming Nuclear Weapons Program”
remember when israel was caught red-handed trying to sell a nuke weapon to south africa.
No I don’t
Nobody here really cares what you think. zionazi loser.
Hey is this your post realNazi? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc656446b42594bf9d4b1e6003d94138c9ab16bcbcad8a27bcb840bba0f466bf.png
It’s called freedom of speech and I will defend it to the day I die. I am only interested in the truth. You Zionist use the Holocaust to brutalize Palestinians who had nothing to do with ww2. We are all Palestinians in your view.
Listen dumass. Do not make yourself out to be the defender of Palestinians. You are clearly a Holocaust denier and an antisemite.
Just own up to it
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem formed the Hanshar forces under German command y that practiced genocide against Serbians and Jews.
I remember the news was that Israel had helped them build their own:
Israel never sold any such thing-SA may have gotten assistance from Israel to build their own nicies.
US Intel has been saying this since 2005 … doesn’t seem to make any difference in terms of accusations for the politicians though, nor for the MSM and the propagandized public.
Yes. I literally laughed at this:
“would be a huge admission and potentially of much consequence”
It must.be difficult.for the leaders and diplomats of the US in.how how to deal with a . Country.that values truth in talks rather then.being.a.bully.backed.by Nukes and.aircraft carriers plus.300 Nuclear Subnarines
This is an antiwar website but whenever I visit I find such upheaval it makes me feel like I am in a war zone. peace out-donna
Donna I wish if was a true antiwar website. But most of the people here simply blame all the world’s war problems on the USA and Israel. And a small number, including me, defend the USA. The name of the website should be change to a more accurate name.
Like that is going to stop Israel/U.S. from attacking Iran.
It was never about nukes, … same as WMD, … the whole “war on terror” thing, … Chinese Uyghurs, … nso on, … all just noble lies.
Maybe it is Too bad that Iran Not Resuming Nuclear Weapons Program.
Notice nations with Nukes don’t get invaded?
They have positioned themselves a “screwdriver turn away” for a reason … basically, they have much (though not all) of the deterrent effect of nukes w/o the incredible moral and security issues associated with actually having them.
This is all about Iran having other options for trade: membership in the SCO slated to happen this year, growing military ties with Russia, warming relations with China, application go join BRICS, all taking place outside of the stranglehold of the US petrodollar. It never was about nukes, but about the currency in which Iran sold its oil and the attempt by Iran to set up an Iranian controlled oil bourse.
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