ISIS Iran Report

New Der Spiegel Article on Iran’s Nuclear Program

June 21, 2010

Erich Follath and Holger Stark of Der Spiegel Magazine have published an excellent, comprehensive articleon the history of Iran’s nuclear program.  The article discusses an important advocate of Iranian nuclear weapons, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, described as the “Robert Oppenheimer of Iran.”  It reveals new information regarding intercepted Iranian documents involving Fakhrizadeh in 2003 where he and other scientists voiced their frustration after their program funds had been cut.  These communications may have underpinned the main conclusions in the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, which judged that Iran’s nuclear weapons program was halted in 2003.

Read the full article on the Der Spiegel website here.

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