The United Nations Nuclear Safety watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have released a new report Â that reveals Iran has acquired the
knowledge and material to build its first nuclear weapon.
According to the report:
“Previous reports by the Director General have identified outstanding issues related to possibleÂ military dimensions to Iranâ€™s nuclear programme and actions required of Iran to resolve these.Since 2002, the Agency has become increasingly concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosedÂ nuclear related activities involving military related organizations, including activities related to theÂ development of a nuclear payload for a missile, about which the Agency has regularly received newÂ information.”
“The Agency has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iranâ€™s nuclearÂ programme. After assessing carefully and critically the extensive information available to it, the Agency Â finds the information to be, overall, credible. The information indicates that Iran has carried out activitiesÂ relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device. The information also indicates that prior to theÂ end of 2003, these activities took place under a structured programme, and that some activities may still beÂ ongoing.”
The reportÂ is currently restricted to IAEA Member States only. However it has been leaked on the internet and can be read here.