Report: Israeli Agents Say Teheran Tested Nuclear Fuse (Jerusalem Post)
Iran has developed and even tested a fuse to be used for nuclear weapons, Israeli agents stationed in Iran have told the White House, according to a report published in the US weekly journal New Yorker on Monday morning.
According to the report, the White House received the information but did not hand it to the CIA.
The Israeli intelligence was in stark contrast to recent CIA estimations on Iran’s nuclear program that Teheran was far from attaining a nuclear bomb.
The article in the US journal seemed to suggest that there was a difference of opinion between the CIA, the White House and the Pentagon with regards to the progress of Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
The CIA’s opinion was based on technical information gathered form satellites and other examinations by high-tech machinery that suggested, according to the New Yorker, that high levels of radiation had not been detected.
However, the White House and the Pentagon dispute the findings of the CIA. Pentagon officials urged for the Israeli intelligence to be seriously considered and said that data gathered by satellites and ground sensors was not sufficient, adding that there was a greater need to rely on human intelligence.
Reportedly, the White House was refusing to reveal to the CIA the source of the Israeli information, the location of the site of the experiments and the number of tests that had been carried out.