Iran prez accuses US of forging N-papers

US, Israeli armaments should be dismantled

Iran prez accuses US of forging N-papers


Ahmadinejad was asked by ABC News about a report in London’s Times newspaper last week on what it said was a confidential Iranian technical document describing a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the part of a warhead that sets off an explosion.

“They are all fabricated bunch of papers continuously being forged and disseminated by the American government,” he told the US network in an interview broadcast on Monday.

Reports that Iran is working on a bomb trigger are “fundamentally not true,” Ahmadinejad said. On December 14, The Times published what it said was the Farsi-language document, with an English translation, entitled “Outlook for Special Neutron-Related Activities Over the Next Four Years.”

The document described steps to develop and test parts for a neutron initiator, a device that floods the core of highly enriched uranium with subatomic particles to set off the chain reaction of a nuclear explosion.
Last week, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast called the report “baseless ... not worthy of attention, intended to put political and psychological pressure on Iran.”

Iran says its uranium enrichment programme is aimed at generating electricity so that it can export more gas and oil. Because of its record of nuclear secrecy, the West believes Iran wants to make atomic bombs.

In a televised speech in southern Iran on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said the nuclear arsenals of the United States and Israel should be dismantled. The Jewish state is assumed to have the Middle East’s only atomic weapons.

“They must know that the Iranian nation and all the world’s nations will continue resisting until the complete (nuclear) disarmament of America and all arrogant powers,” he told a crowd at a stadium in the city of Shiraz.

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