Friday, October 26, 2012

NY Times Discloses Iran Has Virtually Completed In Recent Weeks Its Nuclear Enrichment Facility: Cites Intelligence Officials As Source But Not The Date NY Times Was Informed: Did NY Times Wait Until After Debates To Publish?

Curiously, after the debates, The NY Times publishes article about Iran finishing its nuclear enrichment plant and mentions the source as "Intelligence officials from several countries say" without saying when these intelligence officials disclosed the information to the NY Times.

From The New York Times "Iran Said to Nearly Finish Nuclear Enrichment Plant" by David E Sanger and William J Broad, October 25, 2012:
WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials from several countries say Iran in recent weeks has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment plant, racing ahead despite international pressure and heavy economic sanctions in what experts say may be an effort to give it leverage in any negotiations with the United States and its allies.

The installation of the last of nearly 3,000 centrifuges at a site called Fordo, deep under a mountain inside a military base near the holy city of Qum, puts Iran closer to being able to build a nuclear weapon, or come up to the edge, if its leaders ultimately decide to proceed.

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