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UN: Iran Making a Nuclear Warhead?

By on 2.18.10 | 4:54PM

In case you've learned nothing from history: tyrannical dictators (Hitler, Stalin, Ahmadinejad) tend to, what we call, speak in half, no, near-zero truths.

Yet, some Administrations fear that the likes of Ahmadinejad are just prone to puffery:

"We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree they say they are enriching," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at last Thursday's daily briefing.

Story from The Hill :

An International Atomic Energy Agency report expresses worry that Iran may be working on a nuclear warhead, despite a 2007 U.S. intelligence assessment that found the Islamic Republic stopped such work in 2003.

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog also confirmed that Iran had indeed enriched uranium to nearly 20 percent, a claim made by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during revolutionary anniversary festivities last week but rebuffed by the White House.

I never thought I'd say this, I think I'm inclined to believe the United Nations.

Now what.

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