Israel and the US are making the most out of the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stretching the ‘Iran has a nuclear weapons program’ propaganda to its limits.
The latest report states that Iran has some 630kgs of ‘low–enriched’ uranium. The report itself does not suggest that there is anything sinister about this. Iran has made no secret of the fact that it wants to enrich uranium to level where it can be used to generate electrical power as it is entitled to do under international law.
The New York Times headline blared ‘Iran said to have nuclear fuel for one weapon’ to which the Jerusalem Post reacts with a headline that says: ‘Does this mean it’s too late?’
The fact is Iran does not at all have enough weapons grade nuclear fuel to make a weapon. The NYT article is deliberately misleading and the ‘experts’ consulted to support the assertion are making statements that border on deceit. The only aspect of the story that borders anywhere near the truth is the concession that the ‘nuclear fuel’ needs ‘additional steps’ to be taken before they can ‘put it into a warhead design’ but this detail is written in such a way as to be lost in the emphasis of the headline and the inference that suggests Iran has a weapons program and is about to build a bomb. The simple stark reality that is lost in the propaganda is that there is still absolutely no evidence whatsoever to suggest Iran has a nuclear weapons program or that it is enriching uranium beyond that which it requires for electrical power generation.
Israel and the US are milking the report for all its propaganda worth in the hope of deceiving people in order to get public opinion to support a pre-emptive attack on Iran.