"Last week when Iranian tyrant Ahmadinejad announced that his country was upgrading their uranium enrichment to 20% the Obama administration was skeptical. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said:
'Quite frankly, what -- what Ahmadinejad says -- he says many things and many of them turn out to be untrue,' Gbbs said. 'We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree to which they now say they are enriching.'
"Today the United Nations weighed in and and made an announcement proving once again that our President is absolutely wrong about Iran:
'An International Atomic Energy Agency report expresses worry that Iran may be working on a nuclear warhead, despite a 2007 U.S. intelligence assessment that found the Islamic Republic stopped such work in 2003.
'The United Nations' nuclear watchdog also confirmed that Iran had indeed enriched uranium to nearly 20 percent, a claim made by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during revolutionary anniversary festivities last week but rebuffed by the White House.
"'We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree they say they are enriching,' White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at last Thursday's daily briefing.
"But the IAEA report, a confidential document obtained by the Associated Press, said that Iran had hit 19.8 percent enrichment on two days last week.
"'I think the conclusions of the report are consistent with what the secretary was saying in the region this week,' State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Thursday. "We have ongoing concerns about Iran's activities. We cannot explain why it refuses to come to the table and engage constructively to answer the questions that have been raised, and you have to draw some conclusions from that."
"The report by the new head of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, appears to raise greater concerns about Iran's capabilities than the assessments of his predecessor, Mohamed ElBaradei."