Re: Iran is nukeless, program ended 2003Dec 6th, 2007
The US is conceding that there is no proof Iran has a nuclear weapon program, but slipping in more misinformation that makes people believe Iran had a nuclear weapon program.
The IAEA nor anyone else has any evidence that Iran had a nuclear weapon program. If anyone has a link to this proof the the NIE based its assertion on that Iran had a nuclear weapon program, I'd like to see it.
Everything I've read about Iran appears to support their claims that they do not seek nuclear weapons.
We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program;
There is also this quote from the financial times (external - login to view),
Dana Perino, White House spokeswoman, revealed on Wednesday that President George W. Bush had been told in August the intelligence estimate would be delayed because “new information had been obtained just as they were about to finalise the report”. Mr Bush was told “Iran does in fact have a covert nuclear weapons programme, but it may be suspended.”
How does alienating a nation in any way take steps towards building healthy relations with it? The aim of current policy is to weaken Iran, not strengthen relations. There are genuine concerns in Iran that will never be addressed so long as this prejudiced international hostility is considered the norm of relations.