“But Iran’s nuclear program may have already taken a decisive step in the direction of nuclear weapons in recent weeks. According to information obtained by SPIEGEL, the president has placed himself at the head of a new “Control Center for Nuclear Issues,” which is managed by his friends, the Revolutionary Guards. This enables Ahmadinejad to direct all nuclear developments himself. With intelligence official Farhad Rahbar, who manages the government’s budget, as its deputy director, the organization has unlimited financial resources.
The organization’s objective, according to an intelligence document, is to “finally move things along.”‘