STRATFOR: IRAN HAS ADVANCED NUKE-BOMB PLANS
Iran: Tehran Has Advanced Nuclear-Bomb Plans – Intelligence Dossier
January 26, 2010
There is a secret military branch of Iran’s nuclear research program that answers to the Defense Ministry, Tehran plans to develop a nuclear bomb and those plans are advanced, Spiegel reported Jan. 25, citing an intelligence dossier built from sources in Iran and high-level defectors. The document is reportedly being studied by diplomatic circles in the United States, Israel and Germany.
At the heart of Iranian bomb development is a center that is a suborganization of Tehran’s Defense Ministry known as the FEDAT, or Department for Expanded High-Technology Applications, and the country’s nuclear energy agency. The agency supervises uranium enrichment and the FEDAT focuses on the construction of a nuclear warhead that will reportedly be used in Shahab missiles. The Iranian government has reportedly classified the technology as “feasible.”