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Secret document exposes Iran’s nuclear trigger

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/12/2009

Catherine Philp

"Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb.

"The notes, from Iran's most sensitive military nuclear project, describe a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion. Foreign intelligence agencies date them to early 2007, four years after Iran was thought to have suspended its weapons programme.

"An Asian intelligence source last week confirmed to The Times that his country also believed that weapons work was being carried out as recently as 2007 specifically, work on a neutron initiator."

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"Secret document exposes Iran’s nuclear trigger", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 04/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/secret-document-exposes-iran-s-nuclear-trigger