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Ex-CIA analyst: Armenia may have stockpiles of highly radioactive materials

12 May 2016 16:32 (UTC+04:00)
Ex-CIA analyst: Armenia may have stockpiles of highly radioactive materials

Even talking about nuclear things is dangerously destabilizing, the former analyst at the CIA and the US Department of State, publicist Paul Goble exclusively told Trend on May 12.

He was commenting on the statement earlier made by Armenia on possession of a nuclear weapon.

"I do not believe that Armenia has or could soon produce nuclear weapons," said Goble. "I suspect what it does have is some stockpiles of highly radioactive materials that could be employed to render this or that area uninhabitable."

"The Soviet Union had so many places where such things were kept that it is unlikely there isn't some in Armenia," he said.

Earlier, Armenia's former prime minister, MP Hrant Bagratyan said during a press conference that Armenia has a nuclear weapon.

Asked by journalists to clarify his remarks, Bagratyan said Armenia has an opportunity to create a nuclear weapon.

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