1. Bombshell

    U.N.: Iran Worked on Atom Bomb

    UN Security Council members vote on broader military and financial sanctions on Iran over its suspect nuclear program during a UN Security Council at the UN headquarters June 9, 2010 in New York. The vote in the 15-member council was 12 in favor, with Lebanon abstaining and Brazil and Turkey voting against. The resolution, co-sponsored by Britain and France with the backing of Russia and China, expands an arms embargo and bans the country from sensitive activities like uranium mining. It authorizes states to conduct high-sea inspections of vessels believed to be ferrying banned items for Iran and adds 40 entities to a list of people and groups subject to travel restrictions and financial sanctions.
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    This won’t do anything to dampen speculation about an Israeli strike on Iran. The U.N. nuclear agency issued its most direct statement yet about the military goals of Iran’s nuclear program. The agency said it has “serious concerns” that Iran is secretly developing a nuclear weapon. At least until 2003, the agency said, Iran had a formal program to design warheads and test detonators, and, the agency said, “some activities may still be ongoing.” Iran also tried to mount a nuclear payload onto its  Shahab 3 medium-range missiles, which can reach Israel.

    Read it at The Washington Post