30 Total Quotes

David Albright Quotes

I don't see this as an indictment of Germany at all. I think the reason you're seeing these cases is that Germany is so determined to get these people.
David Albright
#Germany

The scientists have to worry about their future, and they may opt to leave Iraq looking for a better future ... there may be some scientists who have a deep grudge against the United States. Who knows [if they] are going to try to find some way to get revenge?
David Albright
#Future

That's what we think is new, that you could go buy some centrifuge design information through the Indian procurement system.
David Albright
#Design

With this deal, India has sent a signal that it can expand its nuclear arsenal as it wants, and that's bad news for China and Pakistan. This creates suspicion, which is what you don't want.
David Albright
#Arsenal

This bombastic announcement is open defiance of what the international community is asking from Iran.
David Albright
#Community

It would make sense if Iran got this. This is how the Khan network worked. They had stockpiles of these things in Dubai.
David Albright
#Iran

I mean, if you think of Iraq, and the (Indian) company NEC, we know they were providing missile technology to Iraq in violation of the sanctions, and NEC is associated with the Indian military. It's not just a renegade company.
David Albright
#Company

We've been struggling to try to understand India's gas centrifuge program and one of the surprises there was that it's a program that really does depend on foreign procurement.
David Albright
#Surprises

when you go to a company in Germany you are going to tell them it is for the centrifuge program, which India knows as soon as they say that, unless the company is asleep, it's going to say no.
David Albright
#Company

I think what happened unfortunately is there is no policy in the U.S. government to allow these scientists to come to the U.S.. ... There is no plea-bargain policy.
David Albright
#Government

Russia is looking after its economic interests. They have a lot at stake, ... China is so ideologically opposed that the most you can get out of them is an abstention.
David Albright
#Russia

It could be that there is covert activity going on there. They design their buildings and design their activities knowing that they're being observed.
David Albright
#Design

Even a terrorist group that's going to go to the trouble of working on a nuclear weapon wants to have some certainty that it's going to explode as a nuclear explosive and not just explode as a high explosive,
David Albright
#Trouble

What we did see is that when we compared this information on the high explosives, to the Internet, that these are much more polished, ... That they really did work with these formulas, tested these formulas, and developed a procedure of making these high explosives that led to effective high explosives in a safe manner.
David Albright
#Information

understood that Iraq probably hid centrifuge documents, may have had components, and so it is very important that those items be found.
David Albright
#Iraq

suspicions increase that Iraq was going to try to use it in a nuclear weapons program.
David Albright
#Iraq

It's a very dangerous game that Iraq plays if it chooses not to comply. The methods are very powerful that can be deployed by inspectors, particularly if they're backed up by information from intelligence agencies.
David Albright
#Iraq

That's not easy. The United States and Britain don't know where to find these people. There's no telephone book in Baghdad.
David Albright
#People

The problem isn't that the INC was dishonest, per se. What it is, is that they were willing to believe anything bad about Saddam Hussein that could help their cause of regime change,
David Albright
#Believe

And I think the Pentagon, particularly the hard-liners, suspended their analytical judgment in order to adopt some of these points of view and information.
David Albright
#Judgment

There is no plea bargain policy. I think there were people here in the bureaucracy that didn't want to make a deal. He was trapped.
David Albright
#Bureaucracy

You worry that somehow this can become part of a chemical weapons program.
David Albright
#Weapons

The evidence points to the need for a very tough discussion with Iraq, where they have to produce evidence that this chlorine was truly for civilian purposes, and I think they are going to have a tough time.
David Albright
#Iraq

can't be achieved without verified assurances that North Korea is free of nuclear weapons.
David Albright
#Weapons

In terms of the chemical and biological weapons, Iraq has those now. How many, how could they deliver them? I mean, these are the big questions.
David Albright
#Iraq

Full economic sanctions almost work too well. They kill a lot of civilians, and nobody wants that.
David Albright
#Work

Iran is taking extraordinary precautions to try to protect its nuclear assets.
David Albright
#Assets

Iran's problem is that just to turn down the Russian proposal adds a lot of support to those who want to bring the matter to the Security Council.
David Albright
#Support

It's going up in front of our eyes.
David Albright
#Eyes

It's a little like a sophisticated engine in a race car. If you develop it, you don't go out and race the next day. You have to test it. They have to do a bunch of work to demonstrate that it will work reliably.
David Albright
#Race