European Intel Reports Show Iran Moving Ahead With Nuclear Program

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Intelligence reports from Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany reveal that Iran may be headed towards testing a nuclear weapon, bypassing Western sanctions.  The report from the Netherlands General and Intelligence Security Service (AVID) says, “Last year, Iran proceeded with its nuclear program.  The country continues to increase stocks of 20% and 60% enriched uranium. By means of centrifuges, this can be used for further enrichment to the 90% enriched uranium needed for a nuclear weapon.”  Israeli Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser (res.), a senior researcher at the Israeli Defense Security Forum, said, “Iran is evidently committed to its nuclear weapons plan.  The European intelligence reports describe covert Iranian efforts to shorten the breakout time to a nuclear arsenal by illegally acquiring equipment and knowledge from various European countries.”  Kuperwasser continued, “Iran is likely interpreting Western policy towards it as a sign of weakness since European and U.S. actions against Iran (have) been passive and unintimidating.”