July 16, 2018

Papers stolen in a daring Israeli raid on Tehran archive reveal the extent of Iran’s past weapons research

TEL AVIV — New details from a trove of Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israeli spies early this year show that Tehran obtained explicit weapons-design information from a foreign source and was on the cusp of mastering key bombmaking technologies when the research was ordered halted 15 years ago.

Iran’s ambitious, highly secretive effort to build nuclear weapons included extensive research in making uranium metal as well as advanced testing of equipment used to generate neutrons to start a nuclear chain reaction, the documents show. Read more.

Washington Post

Related,
How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets - NY Times
Blowtorches in the night: Israel briefs US media on Iranian archive heist - RT

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