Tag: nuclear weapons
An accord has been reached with Iran about its nuclear weapons program.
Iran has agreed to stop enriching uranium above 5%. The accord is to last six months. (Sounds more like a pause than a cessation.)
In return for the initial agreement, the United States agreed to provide $6 billion to $7 billion in sanctions relief. Of this, roughly $4.2 billion would be oil revenue that has been frozen in foreign banks.
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Former FBI translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has new and damning allegations against at least one senior Pentagon officials in the Bush Administration.
The unnamed official denies the allegations. Edmonds alleges cash bribes and payments regarding "Turks [who]had acquired nuclear secrets from the United States and shared the information with Pakistan and Israel. “
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I see while I was out today President Bush made the statement:
If Iran had a nuclear weapon, it'd be a dangerous threat to world peace," Bush said. "So I told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested" in ensuring Iran not gain the capacity to develop such weapons. "I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously," he said.
In the mail today, I received an unsolicited advance copy of the book released Tuesday, Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark.
From the inside jacket:
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