Enigmatic Iranian Military Man at Center of U.N. Nuclear Investigation

Iranian flag at UN headquarters

VIENNA (Reuters) – He is believed to top the list of elusive Iranian officials the U.N. nuclear watchdog wants to query. Exiled foes of the Islamic state cite him as the mastermind of clandestine efforts to design an atomic bomb. Tehran is mum about him, while denying having any nuclear arms agenda.

U.S., Iran Experts Dispute Nuclear Bomb ‘Breakout’ Timeline

The United Nations headquarters building is pictured in Vienna

VIENNA (Reuters) – A U.S. security institute estimates that Iran could amass material for a nuclear bomb in three months or less while Iranian experts cite a time frame six times longer – a dispute going to the heart of talks between Tehran and global powers.