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Staff at the International Atomic Energy Agency have written a confidential analysis conveying that Iran has "sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable" atom bomb, the New York Times says.
The report, which gave unnamed European officials as sources, was posted on the newspaper's website late on Saturday, after Mohamed ElBaradei, the IAEA chief, arrived in Iran for talks on nuclear inspections.
LONDON (AP) — World stock markets fell Friday ahead of a key U.S. jobs report due later in the day, which some fear could show unemployment nearing 10 percent rate in the world's largest economy.
Germany's DAX was down 0.5 percent at 5,525.21, Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.5 percent to 5,021.93 and France's CAC-40 was 1.1 percent lower at 3,679.70.
Major Asian indexes in Japan and Hong Kong dropped around 2 percent or more and Wall Street was expected to open lower. Dow Jones industrials futures were down 22 points at 9,449.00 while Standard & Poor's 500 futures were 1.40 points lower at 1,026.00.
Markets fell into a bad mood on Thursday, when weekly jobless claims and monthly manufacturing data in the U.S. came in far worse than expected, raising fears that the total payrolls number for September will also be weak.
On April 14, the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine while deployed in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Earnest Will, the 1987-88 convoy missions in which U.S. warships escorted reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers to protect them from Iranian attacks. The explosion opened a 25-foot hole in the Roberts's hull and nearly sank it. The crew saved their ship with no loss of life, and Roberts was towed to Dubai on April 16.
Originally posted by JIMC5499
What's the big deal here? Any good Physics student could design an atomic bomb.