Iran Resumed Nuke Program, Says Group

Marxists join neo-cons in chorus against intelligence reversal
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 8:06 AM CST
The National Council for Resistance in Iran revealed nuclear research sites in 2003.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – An Iranian opposition group claims that the US intelligence agency's recent reversal on the status of Iran’s nuclear program was in error, the Wall Street Journal reports. The group, which first identified Iran's nuclear program in 2002, agrees that Iran closed down its major research facility in 2003, says a spokesman, but “they scattered the weaponization program to other locations and restarted in 2004."

By breaking the work into 11 fields, it  was easier to make it appear to be civilian, the group said. "You have to take seriously what they say, but you also have to realize that they have gotten things wrong," a US official told the Journal. The National Council for Resistance in Iran is the political wing of the Mujahedin e-Khalq, which is classified by the US and EU as a terrorist organization. The group maintains a camp of 4,000 members in Iraq, and claims to have agents operating in Iran.