The latest news on nuclear weapons
Signs of discord within the Bush administration
Will the proposal fade out with the Bush administration?
Iran does not have a program to create nuclear warheads.
An intelligence surprise shifts the debate over Tehran's aims.
Iran's foreign minister welcomed the U.S. intelligence report released yesterday that said Iran was no longer actively pursuing a nuclear program and hadn't pursued one since 2003. The new National Intelligence Estimate report counters recent assertions by Bush administration officials. Israeli officials said they still believe Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon.
The U.S. intelligence community on Monday threw some cold water on the much-heated debate over Iran's alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Iran, it turns out, may not be actively working on getting nuclear weapons—or, at least, may be years away from reaching that point. The new National Intelligence Estimate may weaken the urgency of the Bush administration's case for tough diplomatic actions against Iran and undercut the claims by some hawks who have been pressing for military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. It's likely to be a PR bonanza for Iran's leaders, who have been hammered by the Bush administration over the nuclear issue.
Report complicates U.S. bid for additional sanctions against Tehran.
First thing, a short timetable to disable a nuclear reactor.
Richard Rhodes: On Nuclear Weapons
A rare summit on halting North Korea's nuclear program raises expectations on the Korean Peninsula.