posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 12:33 PM
That states that they found natural and low enriched Uranium.
The IEAE and all sanctions allowed Iraq to keep such stocks during the sanctions provided they had no method with which to further enrich it.
To me it does point that they intended to use this uranium later, most likely for weapons. Why hide the uranium if the IEAE knew about it, tagged it,
and let it be.. unless you want to have a secret stash to make weapons from.
The next key would be to find the equipment needed to enrich that material in Iraq. Finding both would definately mean they had plans on making nukes
during or after sanctions.
The only hard parts about making a nuke is getting uranium/plutonium, and enriching it. Everything else could be made by anyone with decent
electronics skills, engineering skills, access to a decent metal shop, and access to decent explosive or the chemical knowledge to create them.