NYT Lies Again About WMD Claims
A piece by David Sanger and William Broad in today’s New York Times asserts that: Watchdog Finds Evidence That Iran Worked on Nuclear Triggers
The world’s global nuclear inspection agency, frustrated by Iran’s refusal to answer questions, revealed for the first time on Tuesday that it possesses evidence that Tehran has conducted work on a highly sophisticated nuclear triggering technology that experts said could be used for only one purpose: setting off a nuclear weapon.
Tuesday’s report gave new details for all seven of the categories of allegations.
The report said it had asked Iran about evidence of “experiments involving the explosive compression of uranium deuteride to produce a short burst of neutrons” — the speeding particles that split atoms in two in a surge of nuclear energy.
Readers here will not be astonished to learn that the cited assertions in the article are completely false.
The IAEA does not claim to have found any evidence that Iran worked on nuclear triggers. Its recent report expresses, like every of its reports did in the past years, “concern about the possible existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed nuclear related activities”. There is no claim, none at all, in the report that the IAEA “possesses evidence” related to this. Sanger and Broad are pulling that from thin air.
The alleged uranium deuteride experiments claim comes from a much discussed 2009 article in the London Times. That one was likely based on fake documents presented by the U.S. to the IAEA on the infamous Laptop Of Death.
Nothing has changed at the NYT since the false Iraq Weapon of Mass Destruction claims. Yes, David Sanger and William Broad replaced Judith Miller and Michael Gordon and Iran replaced Iraq. But the scheme of making up false claims to further a war of aggression against a country Israel perceives as enemy is just the same.