Monday, December 10, 2007

Iran 'hoodwinked' CIA over nuclear plans - Telegraph

More nice work from the boys at the CIA. The Left used to worry that intelligence agencies were trying to run the government, now...not so much. The recent NIE is a disaster.

A US intelligence source has revealed that some American spies share the concerns of the British and the Israelis. "Many middle- ranking CIA veterans believe Iran is still committed to producing nuclear weapons and are concerned that the agency lost a number of its best sources in Iran in 2004," the official said.

The Foreign Office is studying a new text of a third United Nations Security Council resolution that would impose tough travel bans on regime figures and penalise banks that do business with Iran.

But diplomats say the chances of winning Chinese and Russian support for the move are in freefall. A Western diplomat said: "It's created a lot of difficulties because of the timing, just as we were about to go for a third resolution."

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