Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CIA to Start New Anti-WMD Unit; Reveals Discovery of Iran’s Fordo Enrichment Site

The CIA Director Leon Panetta said today in Washington that his agency has created a new counter-proliferation center bringing operators and analysts together to combat the spread of WMD.

Meanwhile, a CIA spokesman, George Little, was quoted by AP today as saying that the agency was responsible for the discovery last year of then-undeclared uranium enrichment facility near the Iranian city of Qum, presumably the Fordo enrichment unit. This is the first time that the US has acknowledged that the Fordo unit was discovered by the CIA.

The AP report also quotes Paul Brannan, a senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security, as saying that the CIA was successful in slowing down Iran's nuclear centrifuge operations at Natanz allegedly by sneaking "faulty parts into Iran's nuclear supply chain." [AP, 18 August].


Anonymous said...

Well if they say so.
We all know that the CIA don't lie.

Solferino said...

@Anonymous writes:
"Well if they say so. We all know that the CIA don't lie."

You're spelling my thoughts ;-)

Anonymous said...

as fardo was a secret, when IAEA knows something ...the so does the USA and CIA and Israeli terror cells.

so whats the big bloody deal