— by Sharon Bender
A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Iran is actively pursuing-and is frighteningly close to creating-nuclear weapons.
The report from the U.N. agency that monitors nuclear capabilities finds that “Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”
“This report confirms what the world has long-known-Iran is well on its way to making nuclear weapons,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “Iran has made no secret of its desire to destroy Israel, and it continues unabated to destabilize the Middle East and Persian Gulf regions. The confirmation of its active nuclear weapons program is a grave development and cause for great concern around the world.”
“Iran, the world’s most active state-sponsor of global terrorism, has defied international monitors and sanctions for years. These IAEA findings provide unimpeachable evidence that Iran has evaded international monitors for too long,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said.