Middle East Problem Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

We may very well see Israel take military action against Iran before this year is out, and it is extremely unnerving to have such an inexperienced and bumbling White House foreign policy team to deal with the resulting shitstorm.  From the UK Guardian:

Iran tested advanced nuclear warhead design – secret report
Exclusive: Watchdog fear Tehran has key component to put bombs in missiles

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has asked Iran to explain evidence suggesting that Iranian scientists have experimented with an advanced nuclear warhead design…

The sophisticated technology, once mastered, allows for the production of smaller and simpler warheads than older models.  It reduces the diameter of a warhead and makes it easier to put a nuclear warhead on a missile.

Documentation referring to experiments testing a two-point detonation design are part of the evidence of nuclear weaponization gathered by the IAEA and presented to Iran for its response.

Extracts from the dossier have been published previously, but it was not previously known that it included documentation on such an advanced warhead.  “It is breathtaking that Iran could be working on this sort of material,” said a European government adviser on nuclear issues…



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