Thursday, March 24, 2005
The Administration That Cried "Hidden WMD Labs"
Iran - Present Time:
PARIS (Reuters) - An Iranian exile accused Tehran on Thursday of secretly purifying uranium for use in nuclear weapons at a recently-constructed underground facility at a military complex called Parchin. "Iran has completed an underground tunnel-like facility in Parchin, which is now engaged in laser enrichment," said Alireza Jafarzadeh, an Iranian exile who has reported accurately in the past about hidden atomic facilities in Iran.
"This underground site is camouflaged and built in an area of Parchin that deals with the chemical industry," he told Reuters by telephone from Washington, citing "well-placed sources inside the Iranian regime."
Source: Reuters Iranian Exile Says Uranium Enriched at Secret Site March 24, 2005.
Iraq - Not So Long Ago:
For example, many newspapers published extensive interviews with Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri, a civil engineer who, with the I.N.C.’s help, fled Iraq in 2001, and subsequently claimed that he had visited twenty hidden facilities that he believed were built for the production of biological and chemical weapons. ... The U.N. teams that returned to Iraq last winter were unable to verify any of al-Haideri’s claims...
Source: Seymour Hersch The New Yorker SELECTIVE INTELLIGENCE May 5, 2003.