MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - The Sunni extremist group, the Islamic State (IS), outlined plans to obtain information on Iran's nuclear technology in a document allegedly written by Abdullah Ahmed Meshedani, The Sunday Times reported Sunday.
The newspaper refers to a document allegedly compiled by one of six leaders of the group's secret military council. The text was found in March 2014 by Iraqi special forces during a raid on an IS member's home.
The document, believed to be designed as a policy manifesto for senior members of the IS, includes a plan to seize information regarding Iran's nuclear program. The alleged IS document featuring some 70 different military plans has been studied by western intelligence agencies and deemed authentic, according to the newspaper. Plans include vicious ethnic cleansing campaigns in addition to eugenics and intelligence gathering operations aimed at expanding the group's Islamic caliphate.
The IS has captured territories in Iraq and Syria and its leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi has declared himself as Caliph of the Islamic State. The jihadist group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been fighting against the government in Syria since 2012 and advanced into portions of northern Iraq in June 2014.
Details concerning Iran's nuclear program were discussed on September 24 by the P5+1 group of international mediators including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and Germany in a meeting with the Iranian delegation in New York, though parties failed to reach an agreement on any of the key issues. Iran and the P5+1 group agreed to reach a long-term nuclear agreement by July 2014 during a meeting in November of 2013. The deadline was later moved to November 2014.