"The revelations about the nuclear trigger were contained in confidential intelligence documents that were obtained by The Times and which foreign intelligence agencies date to early 2007 — four years after US agencies assessed that Iran had suspended efforts to produce nuclear weapons.
"The documents reveal that Iran has worked on a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion.
"A senior US official told The Times that if the documents prove to be authentic they underscored the need for new sanctions against Iran.
“'The revelations that work has been done [on a nuclear trigger] do add a sense of urgency and these revelations certainly don’t hurt,' the official said."
As Obama said, the stars a aligned, so this "discovery" is right on schedule.