Nuclear Agency Says Iran Worked on Weapons Design Until 2009

December 2, 2015 8:06 PM

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Nuclear Agency Says Iran Worked on Weapons Design Until 2009

VIENNA — Iran was actively designing a nuclear weapon until 2009, longer than the United States and Western intelligence agencies have publicly acknowledged, according to a final report by the United Nations nuclear inspection agency.

The report, based on partial answers Iran provided after reaching its nuclear accord with the West in July, concluded that Tehran conducted “computer modeling of a nuclear explosive device” before 2004. It then resumed the efforts during President Bush’s second term and continued them into President...

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