CIA used A-bomb plan as bait:
The CIA scheme was to introduce intentional flaws in the design plans that
would delay or derail Iranian work. The following excerpt shows the poorly
conceived plan and its easily identified flaws.
New US focus on promoting democracy in Iran [SIC]
By Guy Dinmore, The Financial Times
03/02/06 "FT" -- -- The US State Department has created an office
dedicated to Iran to reflect the Bush administrationıs new focus on
promoting democracy in the Islamic republic, officials said on Thursday.
Establishment of the Office of Iran Affairs follows the request to Congress
made by Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state, last month for an additional
$75m this year to spend on influencing democratic change in Iran. The
proposed spending has already triggered an internal struggle over who will
control the $50m designated for a new Farsi-language television station.
The new office will come with posts in Europe and Dubai for Farsi-speaking
diplomats as well as extra personnel in Washington working on human rights
and public diplomacy.
Within the state department bureaucracy Iran was previously lumped together
with countries of the Arabian Peninsular Affairs Office. Its separation,
with extra resources, reflects a new emphasis by the Bush administration and
the challenge posed by the regimeıs recent behaviour, a spokesman said. Only
a few countries merit their own office within the state department.
The director of the new office has not been named. David Denehy, a special
advisor on the Middle East, declined to comment on suggestions that he would
head the office.
Mr Denehy is involved in the $50m project to create the first 24-hour Farsi
television station to broadcast into Iran.
Elizabeth Cheney, who is leading the state departmentıs ³broader Middle
East and North Africa initiatives², has been placed in charge of the
television project rather than Karen Hughes, one of the presidentıs closest
advisors who heads US public diplomacy.[...]