Dec 5, 2007

Russia Refutes NIE: Iran Never Had Nuclear Weapons Program

Russia contradicts the National Intel Estimate, as they have continuously done, saying that Iran NEVER had a nuclear weapons program, which of course Cheney got inserted into the redacted and delayed NIE report. (This is a continuation on two previous posts on same subject that ties them together). Israel and the neoconservatives have always wanted to create a pretext for war on Iran, just like on Iraq.

While Cheney said
"there is no doubt Saddam possesses weapons of mass destruction..."
we can safely assert, upon this and the previous:
There is no doubt that Vice Pres. Cheney, Pres. Bush, and the neoconservatives in the Office of Special Plans, lied about weapons of mass destruction intelligence, which was "fixed around the policy" to go to war based upon the Project for New American Century (PNAC) blueprint for a "new middle east" issued in Sept. 2000, prior to 9/11, hinged upon "a catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor".
Perjury is a high crime, no misdemeanor. Impeachment is the minimum that should be pursued, now.
National Intelligence Estimate, Russia: Iran never sought nukes
Russia: Iran never sought nukes
Russia's FM Sergei Lavrov has said there is no proof suggesting that Iran has ever run a program for developing nuclear weapons.
When asked to comment on the recent US National Intelligence Estimate, claiming that Iran suspended its efforts to develop nuclear weapons in 2003, Lavrov said the available data does not allow saying Iran has ever had a nuclear weapons program.
"We will assess the situation regarding a new UN Security Council resolution taking into account all these facts, including the US confirmation that it has no information about the existence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran," Lavrov told reporters after talks with his Armenian counterpart.
The recent NIE report has been considered as a blow to the White House which is seeking to convince other world powers to impose a third round of sanctions against Iran.