Parsing Iran's Nuclear Threat ...

In what could go down as either partial vindication or a bad case of déjà vu, Secretary of State Colin Powell last week went public with unverified intelligence that Iran is configuring missiles for nuclear warheads. The same day Powell revealed that tidbit, an Iranian exile group, considered a terrorist organization by the State Department, came forward with allegations that Tehran was enriching uranium at a secret site. A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Minister denied both charges and suggested that U.S. officials "reconsider their intelligence sources." Diplomats regarded the timing of the exile group's claims as suspect since the International...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!