Reuters correspondent Jeff Frank makes no mention here or anywhere in his story, of the independent report produced by scientists at the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, evidencing and concluding that Iran has been engaged in all phases of developing a deliverable nuclear bomb:Iran has said it is only developing nuclear capabilities for energy and other peaceful purposes, but the United States and its allies accuse it of wanting to create a nuclear weapon.
• Efforts, some successful, to procure nuclear related and dual use equipment and materials by military related individuals and entities (Annex, Sections C.1 and C.2);After all, that is merely hard evidence of international renegade behavior; Reuters only draws robust conclusions when its information is based solely on the personal animus of its reporters.
• Efforts to develop undeclared pathways for the production of nuclear material (Annex, Section C.3);
• The acquisition of nuclear weapons development information and documentation from a clandestine nuclear supply network (Annex, Section C.4); and
• Work on the development of an indigenous design of a nuclear weapon including the testing of components (Annex, Sections C.5–C.12).