by Gareth Porter
Monday November 10, 2008
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has obtained evidence suggesting that documents which have been described as technical studies for a secret Iranian nuclear weapons-related research program may have been fabricated.
The documents in question were acquired by U.S. intelligence in 2004 from a still unknown source — most of them in the form of electronic files allegedly stolen from a laptop computer belonging to an Iranian researcher. The US has based much of its push for sanctions against Iran on these documents.
via The Raw Story | Documents linking Iran to nuclear weapons push may have been fabricated
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What’s more, the National Intelligence Estimate estimated that, as of last year, Iran halted its nuke program as early as 2003. The entire report isn’t available to the public, but most of its conclusions can be found here.