February 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — Even as the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report Friday that Iran had accelerated its uranium enrichment program, American intelligence analysts continue to believe that there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.
Recent assessments by American spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program years earlier, according to current and former American officials. The officials said that assessment was largely reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate, and that it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.
'Mossad, CIA agree Iran has yet to decide to build nuclear weapon' | HAARETZ
Israel’s intelligence services agree with American intelligence assessments that there is not enough proof to determine whether Iran is building a nuclear bomb, according to a report published Sunday in the New York Times.
IDF chief to Haaretz: I do not believe Iran will decide to develop nuclear weapons
Iran, Gantz says, "is going step by step to the place where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb. It hasn't yet decided whether to go the extra mile."
Israel ex-security chief says leadership 'misleading public' on Iran | BBC
The former head of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has accused the country's leadership of "misleading" the public on the merits of a possible military strike on Iran.
Yuval Diskin said an attack might speed up any attempt by Iran to obtain a nuclear bomb.
Has the Iran war drumming been on the quiet side lately?
Edited by Swills, 29 April 2012 - 02:46 AM.