Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Dr. Strangelove.
Looks like Iran "obtained" a document on the black market that the IAEA says serves no other purpose but to build a nuclear bomb. How the entire country even got through the doors of the black market is beyond me. If true, this is an engineering marvel on the par with the Pyramids.
First mention of the documents was made late last year in a longer IAEA report. At that time, the agency said only that the papers showed how to cast "enriched, natural and depleted uranium metal into hemispherical forms."
The agency refused to make a judgment on what possible uses such casts would have. But diplomats familiar with the probe into Iran's nuclear program said then that the papers apparently were instructions on how to mold highly enriched grade uranium into the core of warheads.
In the brief report obtained Tuesday, however, the agency said bluntly that the 15-page document showing how to cast fissile uranium into metal was "related to the fabrication of nuclear weapon components."
Asked about the finding, a senior diplomat close to the IAEA declined to elaborate but emphasized that the documents had no other use.
The report said the document was under agency seal, meaning that IAEA experts were able in theory to re-examine it, but "Iran has declined a request to provide the agency with a copy."
Iran "says" that it didn't ask for the document (actually, it was quite loud there, for a while), but was given it as a special bonus for purchasing other black market booty. Sources were unaware of any effort to purchase enriched uranium with Green Stamps.
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