Friday, February 04, 2005

Group Says Iran has A-bomb trigger

From Expatica
PARIS, Feb 3 (AFP) - Iran has obtained the materials and expertise to make the triggers for an atomic bomb, bringing closer its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons later this year, the main Iranian opposition grouping said in Paris on Thursday.

Citing secret sources inside Iran's nuclear development programme, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said that Tehran has produced or bought from abroad quantities of polonium-210 and beryllium - two elements required for building a "neutron initiator."

It has also developed the know-how to make a "neutron generator" which is another key part of the neutron initiator, the NCRI said.