Deceptive Headline in Telegraph Makes Claims of Iran's 'Bomb-Building Capacity'

The Telegraph - 16 November 2012
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On Friday evening, Alex Spillius of The Telegraph reported on a leaked IAEA document under the headline 'Iran expands bomb-building capacity, says UN agency'.

This headline is both alarmist and misleading, stemming from a report that describes, in Spillius's words, that 'Tehran could soon double to 1,400 the number of centrifuges capable of producing 20 per cent enriched uranium, which is close to weapons-grade'.

The IAEA’s investigations have never produced evidence that Iran has a ‘bomb-building capacity’, with Spillius himself concluding in the same article that ‘Tehran […] appears not to have decided to make that final dash for a bomb’.


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