Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Documents linking Iran to Nuclear Weapons Push may have been Fabricated

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.

Another frame up, just as we saw with Iraq. Recently it has been revealed that the US National Intelligence Estimate on Iran [PDF] showed it was not pursuing a nuclear bomb. There was no evidence for it as far as could be determined -- contrary to what Bush Administration officials have been implying.

The US government must be held accountable for the crimes already committed in order to stop another war.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 12th, 2008.]

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