The technical document describes the use of a neutron source, uranium deuteride, which independent experts confirm has no possible civilian or military use other than in a nuclear weapon. Uranium deuteride is the material used in Pakistan’s bomb, from where Iran obtained its blueprint.
“Although Iran might claim that this work is for civil purposes, there is no civil application,” said David Albright, a physicist and president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, which has analysed hundreds of pages of documents related to the Iranian programme.
“This is a very strong indicator of weapons work.”
The documents have been seen by intelligence agencies from several Western countries, including Britain. A senior source at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that they had been passed to the UN’s nuclear watchdog.
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Analysis. There are several parts to a nuclear weapon all of which must work correctly or you get a “dud”. You must construct a critical amount of uranium or plutonium into a shape that is not a critical mass yet becomes one when explosively compressed. If you want to speed up the start of the chain reaction you must throw considerable free neutrons into the critical mass. There are other things you might do also that are well documented on the Web if you know where to look.
But these kinds of things are specific only to nuclear weapons. Power reactors don’t need excess neutrons. In fact, excess neutrons are a great danger to a power reactor. Reactors use control rods to modulate the number of free neutrons available to keep the reaction at the proper level.
For those of you who haven’t figured it out yet, Iran has a nuclear weapons program.
Everybody is dancing around the obvious conclusion because a major war in the Middle East is in nobody’s interest except the Iranians.
They will gladly take the confusion and destruction if it will help bring forth the Hidden Imam.
I know I appear to be stuck in a one note samba. But my research into Shia Islam has lead me to the conclusion that the mullahs in power are actively seeking that outcome.
Otherwise, there is little rationale for a nuclear weapons program.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.