Q&A with the Top Sleuth

Q. The Bush Administration has repeatedly said Iraq is very close to owning a nuclear bomb.

A. I hope the U.S. does not know anything we do not know. If they do, they should tell us. If they are talking about indigenous capability, Iraq is far away from that. If Iraq has imported material hidden, then you're talking about six months or a year. But that's a big if.

Q. Is Iraq still hiding parts of a nuclear program?

A. I don't want to come to a definitive conclusion yet. I think it's difficult for Iraq to hide a complete...

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