Breaking news: DNI says Iran could have nukes by 2009

Thomas Lifson
Never mind the National Intelligence Estimate alleging Iran has discontinued its nuclear program.

According to Amir Oren of Haaretz, National Intelligence Director John Michael said

that it is unclear whether Tehran has returned to its production of nuclear weapons in the past six months, and warned that Iran "would be technically capable of producing enough highly enriched uranium for a weapon" by the end of next year.

McConnell made his remarks during an appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee to present an annual report on threats to the U.S.
Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Update:

AFP reports:

Israel's Mossad spy agency estimates Iran will develop a nuclear weapon within three years and continue to provide rockets to regional armed groups, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Mossad director Meir Dagan, in an intelligence assessment presented to Israel's powerful foreign affairs and defence committee on Monday, said the Jewish state would face increased threats on all fronts, Maariv daily said.

Dagan's estimate of Iran's nuclear ambitions differs sharply from an assessment by the US intelligence community late last year that said Iran had mothballed its nuclear weapons programme in 2003
Hat tip: Drudge

Never mind the National Intelligence Estimate alleging Iran has discontinued its nuclear program.

According to Amir Oren of Haaretz, National Intelligence Director John Michael said

that it is unclear whether Tehran has returned to its production of nuclear weapons in the past six months, and warned that Iran "would be technically capable of producing enough highly enriched uranium for a weapon" by the end of next year.

McConnell made his remarks during an appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee to present an annual report on threats to the U.S.
Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Update:

AFP reports:

Israel's Mossad spy agency estimates Iran will develop a nuclear weapon within three years and continue to provide rockets to regional armed groups, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Mossad director Meir Dagan, in an intelligence assessment presented to Israel's powerful foreign affairs and defence committee on Monday, said the Jewish state would face increased threats on all fronts, Maariv daily said.

Dagan's estimate of Iran's nuclear ambitions differs sharply from an assessment by the US intelligence community late last year that said Iran had mothballed its nuclear weapons programme in 2003
Hat tip: Drudge