Ovadiah ben Avraham asked "Which officials? Which agency? ... Is it just a US inter-agency turf war or personal careerism / showboating?" This is not showboating, this is an official press release from the United States Office of the Director of National Security. It holds the full authority and backing of this office. This office is led by Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell, and this report was release to the public on his authority. http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20071203_release.pdf You can end your conspiracy theories. This is very official.
5 wounded Syrians rushed to northern Israeli hospital (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Iran halted nuclear weapons development in 2003