U.S. intelligence holds to its NIE on Iran, focuses on North Korean role

March 2009
Geo-Strategy Direct;3/4/2009, p1
The article reports that the U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Iran won't be able to assemble an indigenous nuclear weapon before 2013. The U.S. intelligence report said Iran has achieved significant progress in its uranium enrichment program over the last two years but remains hampered by technical problems. It has made significant progress in 2007 and 2008 installing and operating centrifuges at its main centrifuge enrichment plant, Natanz.


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