September 21st, 2012
07:17 PM ET

Does Iran lie about its nuclear program?

Iran's Atomic Energy head admitted to lying in order to protect the country's nuclear program, CNN's Suzanne Kelly reports

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  1. krm1007 ©™

    Let us focus on the causes of terrorism and try to fix the issues. They have been hanging out there for over 60+ years ...in India....in Israel..and now in the United States...England...Austrailia...Sweeden....all over the Europe. Let us focus on the victims of 9/11 and help the families more than we have done. Let us take care of their kids and put them through college. Let us take care of their wives/husbands/parents. Let us take care of families whose dear ones gave their lives in fighting al Qaeda terrorists...in Pakistan...in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Yemen....in Africas. Let us focus on the victims of Pakistani sponsored terror networks....Haqqani...Pakistani Taliban...Hazbollah in Iran...Hammaz in Palestine. Let us honor US/NATO soldiers from all over the world who sacrificed their lives believing they were fighting for freedom, believing they were fighting evil terrorists in Pakistan....in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Libya...in Syria...in Yemen....in Egypt....in Africas. They are so many. Just in last ten years, terrorist sponsoring countries like Pakistan, Iran, Pelestine have change our lives once and for all.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  2. George

    Sure God blesses America, but America should go after Israel BEFORE Iran. We should support war against Israel before Iran. The Israelis have these weapons for several decades not. They are terrorists, invoking their religious doctrine, just like the Iranians are. Who's worse, someone trying to acquire nuclear weapons or those already having them?

    September 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  3. majav

    Since when does a nuclear nation disclose what they actually have? Israel has never officially admitted having nuclear arms in decades. Yet, it is obvious. Errors of omission are lies. Israel is the largest per capita arms dealer in the world- by far. Does it matter that a million bullets can kill the same as a nuclear device?

    The Russians have bunkers full of the old stuff. Hanford in Washington State is poisoning the Columbia River. For what?
    Scare tactics. Whoopie. The problem with nuclear arms is that they are more suicidal than homicidal.

    Good luck all you nuclear wannabes. You are shooting yourself in the foot (at least).

    September 24, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply
  4. krm1007 ©™

    Few days back, there was an interesting article on Pakistan "The bubble of Islamic Republic of Pakistan has burst in our faces". It made me to do more research on the subject and on grave political conditions in Pakistan, and possibility of another military coup. We here in the United States, continue to monitor the political and cultural turmoil in Pakistan and are very concerned with the continued state of deterioration, and it's nuclear stockpile. At this point, we restate our view that Islamic Republic of Pakistan is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, along the Afghan/Pak borders, Pakistan has an unmanageable large fundamentalist Taliban population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to prop it up. Additionally, it is also too big of a geographical units of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for Pakistani weak government to govern. In 2001 the Pakistani military entered the FATA for the first time in history, and returned home with heavy casualties. We Americans now need to focus on our own people and cannot afford to handout more financial and technological aid to Pakistan. We believe that this de-fragmentation of Pakistan along 13 FATA agencies (see the list below) will unleash boundless opportunities and uber economic demand that will be beneficial to US and our allies in extracting rare earth minerals along Afghan/Pak borders, and help pull ourselves out of current recessionary trends. Knowing presence of hard core islamic fundamentalists, war lords, drug cartels, and Russians and Chinese involvement, in the region, We pray for the events to unfold peacefully and in a harmonious manner for the poverty stricken people of Pakistan and its global future economic super power neighbors China and India. For the sake of long lasting peace and to break the cycle of violence in Pakistan, a potential solution for out of control militancy in Pakistan is to break down the Pakistan along the FATA agencies, like creation of Bangladesh in 1972:

    Bajaur Agency
    Mohmand Agency
    Khyber Agency
    Frontier Region Peshawar
    Frontier Region Kohat
    Orakzai Agency
    Kurram Agency
    Frontier Region Bannu
    North Waziristan Agency
    Frontier Region Lakki Marwat
    Frontier Region Tank
    South Waziristan Agency
    Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan

    My prayer and good wishes are with militancy infested Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
    • majav

      The USA has a large fundamentalist population mired in poverty too. All of them own guns!!!

      September 24, 2012 at 2:30 am | Reply
    • Abe

      Wow. I've never heard of such a proposition but I find myself agreeing with you 100%. Respect.

      September 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  5. nobody's fool

    Unbelievable.

    September 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  6. J. James Mcgregor

    Tragically, in India people are dying of hunger. Why are low caste poor Hindus prohibited from eating beef? People stop their cars, and sit for hours waiting for a cow to clear the roadway, thinking it to be sacred. In India cow meat is cheaper than other available meats. Instead of these Brahmins taking care of the low caste peoples of India, they are doing their best to save their "holy" cows instead. This is evil. According to Valmith's Ramayana, God Rama "ATE" meat. So then "why" have these Brahmins given up beef-eating? It's hypocrisy within their own religion.

    September 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  7. krm1007 ©™

    We continue to monitor the economic, political and cultural bubble burst/malaise in India and are very concerned with the continued state of deterioration. At this point, we restate our view that India is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to prop it up. Additionally, it is also too big of a geographical unit to govern. Americans now need to focus on its own people and cannot afford to handout more financial and technological aid to India.

    We believe that this defragmentation of India will unleash boundless opportunities and uber economic demand that will be beneficial to US and Europe and help pull them out of current recessionary trends. We pray for the events to unfold peacefully and in a harmonious manner for the people of India and its neighbors

    September 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  8. michaelfury

    Where this money went, let the missiles follow:

    http://pulverizedtonearpower.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/pulverized-to-near-power/

    September 23, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
  9. Joseph Biden

    Did some quick math based on Stanley Dunham's and Barack Jr's birth dates (minus 9 months for gestation) figured that she got knocked up while she was 17 years old and a few months before she entered into a bigamist marriage with Barack Sr., thus making our president a "Rapebaby Basturd".

    September 23, 2012 at 7:54 am | Reply
  10. Mohammad A Dar

    Gutter ism called Shia ism is hinduism, religion but Theen Allah, consti pation of Wahhabi ism truth absolute and foundation of every consti pation on earth, heaven, and beyond no man has ever gone before.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      Brother Mohammad, what is wrong with you? you'r condemning Shia and siding with Jews?

      September 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
      • Mohammad A Dar

        Shia ism corruption of Theen Allah, Al, the ,la, limited, h, height, truth absolute 180*, Iran filthy ism, skunks, disgrace to teaching of Qurans.

        September 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
      • krm1007 ©™

        Bro, I think you'r sniffing too much Kaffir perfumes. shame on you and your mullah.

        September 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  11. krm1007 ©™

    allah O akbar allah O akbar allah O akbar allah O akbar I am a proud Pakistani and I support nuclear-armed Iran.

    Ameen.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  12. krm1007 ©™

    It is no secret that Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda cronies sought inspiration from extremist groups, like Hamas, Hezbollah, including the branding of his Al Qaeda by adopting the crescent Moon, a traditionally Muslim symbol and representation of Mohammad, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre, the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently, Mecca based, violent cult of Middle East and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world albeit in a clandestine manner. Just in last ten years, US and it's allies around the world successfully eliminated many Pakistani based terrorist groups, and killed or captured several, if I may name few here, terrorists inside the Pakistani borders

    Osama Bin Laden
    Atiyah Abd Al-Rahman
    Abu Ayyub Al-Masri
    Mustafa Al-Yazid
    Abu Qaswarah
    Abu Laith Al-Libi
    Muharib Abdul Latif Al-Jubouri
    Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah
    Baitullah Mehsud
    Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi
    Amjad Farooqi
    Ali Qaed Senyan Al-Harthi
    Ramzi Bin Al-Shibh
    Abu Zubaydah
    Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri
    Muhammad Atef
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
    Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso
    Anwar al-Awlaki
    Mamdouh Mahmud Salim
    Ayman al-Zawahiri
    Thirwat Salah Shirhata
    Rifa'i Taha Musa
    Mustafa Hamza
    Mohammed Atef aka Abu Hafs al-Masri
    Saif al-Adel
    Abd al-Aziz al-Jamal
    Abu Zubaydah
    Abu Jafar al-Jaziri
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi aka Abu Ahmad
    Abu Zubair al-Haili
    Tawfiq Attash Khallad
    Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
    Abu Hazim aka Khalid Al Bin Ali Al-Hajj
    Abu Mohammed al-Masri aka Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
    Tariq Anwar al-Sayyid Ahmad
    Mohammed Salah
    Yasser al-Jaziri
    Mahfouz Ould al-Walid aka Abu Hafs the Mauritanian
    Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi aka "Riyadh the Facilitator"
    Zaid Khayr
    Safwan al-Hasham
    Ahmed Said al-Khadr
    Amin al-Haq
    Abdallah Tabarak
    Saif al-Din al-Ansari
    Abu Ubeid al-Qurashi
    Abu Bashir al-Yemeni
    Saad bin Laden
    Mahammed bin Laden
    Hamza bin Laden
    Saif bin Laden
    Yeslam Bin Ladin
    Saif Alwahid
    Khalid al-Zawahiri
    Thamr Mohammad Sharifi
    Najwa Ghanem
    Abdallah Al-Halabi
    Abdul Rahim Riyadh
    Abu Salah al-Yemeni
    Hamza al-Qatari
    Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad
    Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed
    Mamoun Darkazanli
    Abu Yasir al-Jaziri
    Abdallah Muhammed Rajab Abd al-Rahman
    Munib Zahiragic
    Enaam Arnaout
    Haroun Abed
    Osailly Darwish
    Allie Darwish
    Ibrahim Bah
    Samih Ossaily
    Aziz Nassour
    Ibrahim Bah
    Youssef Mustafa Nada
    Ali Ghaleb Himmat
    Ahmed Idriss Nasreddin
    Yousuf Abdullah Al-Qaradawi
    Mariam Al-Sheikh A. Bin Aziz Al-Mubarak
    Huta Bin Laden
    Iman Bin Laden
    Ahmed Huber
    Hassan el-Banna

    September 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
    • rdsink

      KRM1007 Your list of Muslim friends have a permanent seat written on the bottom of my feet. By the way you do realize your brother Osama Bin Laden didn't so much as picked up his weapon to fight before he was killed. I suppose it was easier for him to send young boys to fight and die for him rather then do it himself. In this country we call that being cowardly, yellow or craven. I believe your term for it is jabaan (assuming you know Arabic). You and your Pakistanis are dirt bags that says all.

      September 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
      • fatblackfrancis

        Errr, he's on your side, dude.

        September 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  13. krm1007 ©™

    Pakistan’s Nuclear Assets keep the neighbors and the world awake by its mere military symbolism both defensive and offensive. Therein lies its beauty as a deterrent.

    September 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      The delivery system also has been perfected by Pakistan for medium range conflict which includes a 1500+ mile range. Current focus is on rapid deployment with MIRMs.

      September 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
  14. ear plugs for all

    IAEA lies ?

    September 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  15. George Patton

    Neither the U.S., Great Britain nor France has inasmuch as one shred of evidence that Iran is planning to build nuclear weapons. The right-wing politicians here are using that idea as one way to scare the American public into believing so. What we need to do is to somehow get the Iranians and the Israelis together so they can sort out an agreement and thus avoid a catrastrophic war which will be no good for anyone!

    September 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Reply
    • McArthur

      Wise comment George!! World needs more reasonable & wise poeple like you.

      September 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • fatblackfrancis

      In fact it is now the belief of our foreign minister here in the UK that Iran's sole ambition is nuclear energy. However, unlike the time Jack Straw told the US that Saddam had WMD's I don't think our opinion will matter in Washington this time round.

      September 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  16. IsraelTruth

    The TRUTH is Israel LIES about the NUKES it has. Israel wants to start a war with Iran. Israel wants to drag the world and US in to this war. IRAN does NOT have a nuke. They have 20% enrichment capabilities for electrical and medical. Israel wants the oil in Iran, I ran wants the nuke energy to increase oil production and modernization.

    The joowz want to sink thier fangs in to IRAN and drain it dry like the other countries in the mid east. Wake up !!! Israel is the Oppressor, The Blood sucker and the war monger of the world. They should be put on trial (the whole country) for war crimes against humanity. They are nothing but a race of socio pathic greedy inbreds. Religion is the root cause of most deaths in the world.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • Mohammad A Dar

      I hope Hindu Jew's self-centered Is Rael nu-kes filthy Shia Hindu ism, I-Ran (for American eye-Ran), denier of truth absolute 180*, sooner the better, skunks.

      September 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  17. Reposted With Intent To Educate

    It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world albeit in a clandestine manner.

    September 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  18. patty

    murderers lie

    September 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  19. OffTheWorldPolitics

    The problem is that these idiots deny the Holocaust and downplay WWII. WWII was the biggest and most costly war in human history. Maybe if they were a part of it they would exercise a little restraint today, instead of sabre rattling, and nuclear posturing. Iran is constantly building its military and defying Western powers all while exporting large amounts of narcotics and illicit materials to Europe. It sees itself today as capable of becoming a super power able to dictate global affairs. This is a total disconnect with reality at the expense of its own people.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Reply
    • mac

      You americans make me sick. What is Israel doing in the middle east with its nuclear weapons? And isnt america the only country to have ever used one? And they did it two times. Shut your faces up

      September 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
      • 66th Strategic Command & Operations Unit.

        The U.S is supposed to be the only ones to have them cause of the Cold war and arms race with Russia however the U.S would only use a nuclear weapon in a retaliatory attack should one be deployed on their land, The others who have them aren't so likely to use them for a defensive reason. Don't blame the "Americans" blame their politicians.

        September 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  20. Carl

    We know that Iran (the leaders of Iran) are far from truthful about all kinds of things, the list would go on and on. Whether they are being truthful about their nuclear program is not the issue. The issue is whether or not they are credible at all given their track record of exaggerations and outright lies. The same old story as the frog and the scorpion. Truthfulness is situational.

    September 22, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • McArthur

      CNN's quote from the interview with the iranian official is a complete misquote, distorion & falsification of what the official have said. Even 'Jerusalem Posts' report ( http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=285668) gives a more accurate account of the interview. What the iranian official have said is that: " (to prevent activities of foreign intelligence agencies) Iran falsified information to mislead foreign intelligence agencies such as MI6 "in order to protect our nuclear sites" and economic interests." No one doubts about the activities of Mosad, CIA, MI6 to sabotage iranian nuclear activities..... A fair & just solution is to destroy all nuclear weapons in the world: Israel, US, UK, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan,....

      September 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  21. chicagorich

    The question is really, whether or not we wish to go to war to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. While they may not be actually mounting the things on missiles yet, all of the evidence I have seen indicates: 1. that their nuclear program goes beyond, and is therefore for more than just fueling civilian nuclear reactors, and 2. that they are already developing delivery systems that really only make sense in the context of delivering nuclear weapons. If you don't want to risk them actually having the power to destroy the world, then force will unfortunately likely be necessary to prevent it. The highest probability of avoiding this is to give them an absolutely unambiguous ultimatum and then let them decide their own fate.

    September 22, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • OffTheWorldPolitics

      That is a very risky proposition considering that their missiles already have the ability to attach nuclear warheads.

      September 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • chicagorich

        So you would do nothing until they have dozens or more ready to fly? Of course anything both done or left undone carries risk in this situation. The question is which carries more risk.

        September 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
      • OffTheWorldPolitics

        I would not even let them go any further. I would have supported the uprising in 2009. Of course a non nuclear Iran is much better than a nuclear Iran.

        September 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  22. Jannai

    America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.

    In 1953, America overthrow Iran's democratic government and installed a brutal dictator Shah of Iran. America helped Shah to established secret police and killed hundreds of thousands of Iranians.

    During Iran-Iraq war, America helped Saddam Hussein and killed one million Iranians. America is the only country that shot down Iran's civilian air plain and killed all 290 passengers.

    In 2003, America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and displaced 4,000,000+ Iraqi people.
    Now, America is a failed country with huge debt. Its debt will be 24 trillion by 2015.

    Every other day a city in America is declaring bankruptcy. ha ha ha ha ha ha

    September 22, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • chicagorich

      According to your logic, my country is responsible for everything bad done by other people at all times. My country has intervened in conflicts around the world since World War 2. Generally to prevent bullies from taking from the weak or gaining territory through aggression. At times we have had to step into grey areas or work with less than desirable partners. You should look up the principles of the Atlantic Charter, an agreement in principle between the U.S. and Great Britain, and viewed within that context, of avoiding a World War 3, the conflicts we have been involve in make sense.

      September 22, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
  23. saeed

    its time to teach the british and usa and australians a lesson bring out the nukes level everything to the ground nuke dublin and belfast. kill them all reduce everything to dust if usa wants to mess with asia then i say bring it on the chinese will fuu,cck you and your irish child in the as,ss come on bittc,ch lets rock.

    September 22, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
    • chicagorich

      While the Chinese may not want to see the western nations take out the Iranian regime, I would hardly think that they would want to see an Iranian regime armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles tipped with nukes. Ultimately it is in their national best interests that Iran not have that capability, not just the U.S. and Europe's. The same logic actually applies to Russia as well.

      September 22, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • 66th Strategic Command & Operations Unit.

      China wouldn't throw themselves into a fight against 30 nations especially with one that has it foot in every country and
      ones closer enough to use shock and awe tactics on strategic assets.

      September 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  24. Kelly Griffith

    Attack Iran and anyone who allies with them in this matter! 101.

    September 22, 2012 at 4:41 am | Reply
    • George

      Kelly-If we want to attack Iran for acquiring nuclear capabilities, we should attack Israel first. It already has more than 200 nuclear warheads. The Israelis are more dangerous than the Iranians. In 1973, Israel almost used these weapons. Israel is Jewish state, just like Iran is a Muslim state. Both states support and practice terrorism, regardless if based on the Torah/Talmud or the Koran. Israel wants us in the US to fight their war, just like it got us into the war agaisnt Iraq in 1991. We should wake up and learn Israel is not our allie at all. It may very well be our worst enemy. Since its inception in 1948, Israel gave us nothing but troubles, not to mention billions of dollars we sent to them, more than the Marshall plan to build all of Europe. Israeli Jews are not worth it. The USA is on the wrong side in the MIddle East. Israel has no oil(or any other thing) to offer us.

      September 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  25. so

    Every country lies to protect important programs in their country, including the US. If you think otherwise you're stoopid. Ofcourse Iran has to lie when its surrounded by states that want to prevent it from having any sort of civilian nuclear program and have acted on their threats and commit sabotage.

    September 22, 2012 at 3:17 am | Reply
  26. SayWhaaa

    Netanyahoo quit writing one sentence articles and get a life. The US can't afford another war.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
    • Kelly Griffith

      Sure we can afford another war, what makes you think we can't? Where there is a will there is a way. I vote for military action on any nuclear facility in Iran. 101 button pusher. innocent people will die, sometimes decisions are rough. The righteous decision to preserve human life is whats most important. I pray to GOD that his will be done in this matter! This goes for anyone who thinks they will harm the holy land. All AMERICA needs is GOD's approval, and GOD does bless AMERICA for a reason! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 22, 2012 at 4:40 am | Reply
  27. truth

    Israilei just wanna make 3rd world war , thats their main plan now ,

    September 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • Mohammad A Dar

      your hind hurts, skunk incense of gutter land, ABSURDITYof a Shia IGNORANT from hundred gutter of Shia ism, illegality called Iran.

      September 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  28. OffTheWorldPolitics

    Is that a rhetorical question?

    September 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply

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