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Iran admits processing plutonium in 1998
AFP via Babelfish translation | June 15, 2005

Posted on 06/15/2005 10:34:42 AM PDT by HAL9000

Iran admits having treated plutonium in 1998

VIENNA - Iran admitted having treated plutonium, a material which can be used for the nuclear bomb, in 1998, that is to say earlier than it had up to now admitted it, according to a report/ratio having to be communicated Thursday in the States of the IAEA and whose AFP obtained a copy.

When International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) requested from Iran the dates its experiments on the separation of plutonium, Teheran admitted to have purified plutonium in 1998.

That represents a change compared to the Iranian preceding declarations, according to which "the experiments were completed in 1993", according to the text of a speech which the deputy manager of the IAEA must present to Thursday, Pierre Goldschmidt, in front of the council of the governors of the agency.

Iran affirms that its nuclear programs only aim at producing electricity, in spite of the American charges which he wants to obtain the bomb. Plutonium is with the uranium highly enriched one by the two dies for the nuclear weapon.

A diplomat close to the IAEA declared that the agency "wants to know if Iran always reprocesses plutonium" and "Si it says the truth". "If the Iranians lied, then the agency knows that there are implications".

The IAEA opened an investigation into the Iranian programs in February 2003 after having noted that Teheran had dissimulated significant nuclear activities during nearly twenty years.

The report/ratio of Mr. Goldschmidt examines various aspects that the atomic agency wants to always better know, like the origin of radioactive contaminations and the suspect possession of plans for centrifugal machines sophisticated to enrich uranium.

The chief of the IAEA Mohammed El Baradei claimed Tuesday more information with the Iranians on this last point, but it made state of progress on the knowledge of the radioactive contaminations, thanks to the co-operation of "un Member State", namely Pakistan.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iaea; iran; nuclearweapons; plutonium

1 posted on 06/15/2005 10:34:42 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

(Yawnnn) I'm Shocked!


2 posted on 06/15/2005 10:39:23 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: HAL9000

What will it take for the left, the MSM, various Congressmen and Senators to believe that the Islamofascists are going to try and nuke us?

Will they believe it post fact?


3 posted on 06/15/2005 10:43:59 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: garyhope

Another Nuke program that came to fruition under Clinton's watchful eye.


4 posted on 06/15/2005 10:51:55 AM PDT by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
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To: HAL9000

In other news, bears were observed crapping in the woods.


5 posted on 06/15/2005 11:19:40 AM PDT by Blzbba (Let them hate us as long as they fear us - Caligula)
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To: HAL9000; Old Sarge; dirtboy; Dog Gone

We KNOW they were "importing" equipment during the mid 90's for the ability to generate weapons grade uranium. We have documents to prove it. Be thankfull this Jackson circus is over and hopefully we can have the gonads to take nominations to the floor so that this issue can be addressed.


6 posted on 06/15/2005 3:41:35 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection (http://hour9.blogspot.com/)
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To: Wristpin

Bill was busy then.


7 posted on 06/15/2005 3:50:25 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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