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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Iran tried to buy a nuclear weapon in 1987

If there's still anyone out there who is not convinced that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, please consider this. Iran tried to buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan's AQ Khan (the father of the Islamic bomb) in 1987.
Documents obtained by Simon Henderson, a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a former journalist, offer crucial evidence that Iran's nuclear program is not wholly for civilian purposes as it claims - but aimed at developing an atomic bomb.

Henderson told Haaretz he has acquired material written by the scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan - popularly known as the father of Pakistan's bomb program - while under house arrest between 2005 and 2009.


[A]ccording to Henderson, Pakistan omitted to pass to its Western allies a sensitive report detailing visits to Pakistan in the late 80s by two Iranian officials, who Khan said offered $10 billion in exchange ready-made atomic bombs.


The report, obtained by Henderson, reveals that in 1987 or 1988 Admiral Ali Shamkhani, a former senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard and minister of defense from 1997 until 2005, arrived in Pakistan with an entourage of officials.

Shamkhani offered to buy the nuclear devices on the spot and came prepared to take them home with him, Khan said.

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At 2:06 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
I think it was and is obvious to most intelligent people what Iran's true intention is ,get hold of nuclear weapons and use it to dominate the whole Midle East and starting by whiping out Israel.
Only someone like Obama who's blind - dumb or intentionally doesn't want to see,wouldn't understand.

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm surprised the price would be that high. Also surprised we haven't seen one go off yet. I am American, and millions of us are not happy with the direction our country is being dragged. Israel should do what is has to do.


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