Study Finds No Proof of Iranian Weapons Program

March 13, 2005

On March 8, the New York Times reported that a presidential panel, appointed by George Bush, will report that there exists no proof of any Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Despite the fact that the Bush administration has repeatedly accused Iran of using its energy program to develop nukes, the latest report claims no such conclusion.

The nine-member presidential panel, which was ordered last year by Bush to assess U.S. intelligence on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, had unrestricted access to the most sensitive documents and most senior people.

In addition, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has been conducting inspections in Iran for two years, also said it has not found evidence of any weapons program.