1) British intelligence services accuse Iran of designing nuclear warhead (29 September 2009)
2) Statements by Obama, Sarkozy and Brown on Iranian nuclear facility (25 September 2009)
3) Obama: President Bush was right that Iran’s ballistic missile program poses a significant threat (17 September 2009)
4) Obama: I don’t think the Israelis needed to convince me of their ultimatum to Iran (2 June 2009)
from the archives:
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction” speech at the Parliament (24 September 2002)
excerpt from: Intelligence services accuse Iran of designing nuclear warhead (*)
by James Blitz, Daniel Dombey and Najmeh Bozorgmehr, Financial Times, 29 September 2009
Britain’s intelligence services say that Iran has been secretly designing a nuclear warhead “since late 2004 or early 2005”, an assessment that suggests Tehran has embarked on the final steps towards acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
(*) title of the print edition
excerpts from: Statements by President Obama French President Sarkozy And British Prime Minister Brown on Iranian nuclear facility
The White House website, 25 September 2009
We are here to announce that yesterday in Vienna, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France presented detailed evidence to the IAEA demonstrating that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years. […]
Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow — endangering the global non-proliferation regime […] and threatening the stability and security of the region and the world.
[US President Obama’s joint statement with French President Sarkozy and UK Prime Minister Brown, G-20 Summit, Pittsburgh, 25 September 2009]
excerpt from: Remarks by the President on strengthening missile defense in Europe
The White House website, 17 September 2009
As I said during the [presidential] campaign, President Bush was right that Iran’s ballistic missile program poses a significant threat.
[US President Barack Obama’s speech, 17 September 2009]
excerpt from: Obama interview: the transcript
BBC World Service website, 2 June 2009
BBC: What the Israelis say is that they have managed to persuade you at least to concentrate on Iran and to give what, behind the scenes, they’re calling it a bit of an ultimatum to the Iranians: By the end of this year there must be some real progress.
OBAMA: Well, the only thing I’d correct on that is I don’t think the Israelis needed to convince me of that, since I’ve been talking about it for the last two years
[US President Barack Obama, BBC interview, 2 June 2009]
excerpts from: Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction
House of Commons website, 24 September 2002
Today we published a 50-page dossier, detailing the history of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programme, its breach of United Nations resolutions, and its attempts to rebuild that illegal programme. […]
The dossier is based on the work of the British Joint Intelligence Committee. […] The intelligence picture that they paint is one accumulated over the last four years. It is extensive, detailed and authoritative.
It concludes that Iraq has chemical and biological weapons, that Saddam has continued to produce them, that he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes, including against his own Shia population, and that he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability.
[UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction” speech, UK Parliament, 24 September 2002]