The highly anticipated report by IAEA has stated that Iran appears to have worked on designing a nuclear weapon and may still be conducting secret research. Citing what it called credible information from its member states, the IAEA said in the report that Iran has undertaken activities that are applicable for nuclear weapons. The report details apparently concerted, covert efforts by Iran to acquire the capability to make atomic bombs.
“I think the facts lay out a pretty overwhelming case that this was a pretty sophisticated nuclear weapons effort aimed at miniaturizing a warhead for a ballistic missile,” said proliferation expert David Albright. “It's overwhelming in the amount of details, it is a pretty convincing case,” he added [Reuters, 8 November].