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Iran’s nukes are no joke

There are some things about which I can take pleasure in saying, “I told you so,” but a nuclear Iran is not one of them.

 

I first wrote about the slow but steady progress of Iran toward becoming a nuclear power in December 2007, and then followed up in 2010. The theme of both columns was the incredible naivete of the United States in accepting the reassuring words coming from Tehran about the Islamic republic’s nuclear intentions...

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UN and Iran Reach a Deal on Inspections of Nuclear Sites

Iran and the U.N.'s nuclear chief reached a deal Monday to allow expanded monitoring of the country's nuclear sites, including at a planned reactor. The agreement could boost wider negotiations over Tehran's atomic program.

Although the deal is a step forward in Iran's cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, the initial "roadmap" for deeper inspections does not mention some of the sites most sought by U.N. teams, notably a military facility outside Tehran, to probe suspicions of nuclear-related work...

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Iranian Deputy Industry Minister Assassinated in Tehran

An unidentified attacker shot dead an Iranian deputy minister of industry in Tehran on Sunday, the state news agency IRNA reported, in what appeared the first reported killing of a senior central government official in years.

 

Safdar Rahmat Abadi was shot in the head and chest as he got into his car in the east of the capital, IRNA said, quoting witnesses as saying the attack occurred at about 7:50 p.m. (1620 GMT)...

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