Archive: 12/11/2007
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  12/11/2007, Tevet 2, 5768

NCRI: Iran Restarted Weapons Program After it Stopped


The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that though Iran did shut down its nuclear weapons program in 2003, it restarted it a year later after dispersing equipment to fool international inspectors.

The Journal quoted members of an overseas Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The group says it exposed the country's nuclear-fuel program in 2002 and believes now that a recent US analysis is mistaken.It says the facility supposedly closed down was really "broken into 11 fields of research, including projects to develop a nuclear trigger and shape weapons-grade uranium into a warhead," said the Journal.

NCRI is listed by the United States and the European Union as a terrorist organization, so US officials are skeptical about its claims.