Iran's Nuclear Plans

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Just as Germany, Britain and France warned of international penalties if Iran refuses to change its plans for re-starting nuclear development, an ultra-conservative populist today became the new President of Iran. At the same time, the latest US intelligence estimate says Iran is 10 years away from a possible atom bomb, twice as far as previously believed. For three years, the Bush Administration has been saying that the Iran's nuclear goal is not to generate electrical power but make an atom bomb. Vice President Cheney has said that Israel might stage a pre-emptive strike. Is there more time for diplomacy than the Bush White House has warned? Will Europe push for Security Council sanctions? What are the prospects for pre-emptive military action? We hear from journalists, and experts on Iran and the Middle East, including Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations.
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran

Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

Robb-Silberman Report

Linzer's article on US intelligence on Iran's nuclear weapons capability

NASA's Discovery mission

Orlando Sentinel article on in-orbit repairs



Warren Olney