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Highly enriched uranium found in Iran
United Press International ^ | September 1, 2006

Posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:47 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran.

The discovery marked the third instance that highly enriched uranium was found at an Iranian facility, but the IAEA said the nuclear fingerprint on the new discovery does not match that found on earlier samples, which the agency had concluded came from contaminated equipment from Pakistan, The New York Times reported Friday.

The 6-page IAEA report did not identify where the uranium might have originated or whether it was connected to a secret nuclear program in Iran. The country has insisted that its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy, a task that would use uranium enriched at much lower levels than that found by the IAEA inspectors.

The report said that Iran was continuing to produce enriched uranium at low levels and on a small scale at its Natanz facility.

The Security Council had set Thursday as a deadline for Iran to discontinue enrichment, and a failure to comply by the country could result in economic and political penalties.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bombirannow; enricheduranium; enrichment; iran; irannukes; nuclear; on; terror; uranium; war; weapons; wmd; yellowcake
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1 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:50 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

And, this is a suprise to whom?? Ahmanejab has told us he was doing this.


2 posted on 09/01/2006 9:35:01 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: BradtotheBone

And in other news, UN inspectors find samples of bear scat in the woods - express suprise.


3 posted on 09/01/2006 9:37:02 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: BradtotheBone

i am sooooo shocked :)


4 posted on 09/01/2006 9:37:14 AM PDT by meanie monster
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To: BradtotheBone

Warm up the bombers...


5 posted on 09/01/2006 9:39:16 AM PDT by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Let's put Joe Wilson on the case ...


6 posted on 09/01/2006 9:40:12 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: BradtotheBone

When are we going to start carpet bombing our mortal enemy?If they had the capability,they would have done it already!


7 posted on 09/01/2006 9:40:50 AM PDT by chrismich2610 (murha to run with hugo chavez)
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To: BradtotheBone
Careful here. Everyone in the world (including Iran itself) could confirm the presence of enriched uranium, but once we schwack Iran, they will all deny that it ever existed.

Don’t ask me why I know that will happen ;)

8 posted on 09/01/2006 9:45:30 AM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: BradtotheBone
"The 6-page IAEA report did not identify where the uranium might have originated "

I'd bet the chicoms. They and pakistan are the world's worst nuclear proliferators.

9 posted on 09/01/2006 9:47:18 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: BradtotheBone
President Kerry huddled with his advisors for an eleventh straight day as the highpowered brain trust struggled to construct a "nuanced" approach to this complex challenge to proper UN world governance.

An unnamed source from the meetings told this CBS reporter - "I do believe that a very strongly worded and thoughtful statement is very possibly likely forthcoming in a matter of weeks, yesiree."

10 posted on 09/01/2006 9:48:17 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: BradtotheBone

We don't need to do anything. Ahura Mazda will take care of this.

(crickets)


11 posted on 09/01/2006 9:48:16 AM PDT by macamadamia ("He who sits on fence gets poll up ass." Fun Ztu, The Art of Politics)
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To: BradtotheBone

I don't think the term "highly enriched" is accurate given the article's content. The article claimed to have found "enriched uranium" which is U-238 enriched by U-235 at anywhere from 2% on up. At those levels the uranium is useful only for power generation. "Highly Enriched Uranium" refers to U-238 enriched to U-235 at or above 90% - which is weapons grade. It's unclear from the article what level of enrichment was attained, so claiming "highly enriched" (or weapons grade) would appear unsubstantiated.


12 posted on 09/01/2006 9:48:51 AM PDT by jmaynardg (maynard)
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To: TankerKC

Why do you know that will happen?


13 posted on 09/01/2006 9:49:04 AM PDT by null and void (Islamic communities belong in Islamic countries.- Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: BradtotheBone
The 6-page IAEA report did not identify where the uranium might have originated or whether it was connected to a secret nuclear program in Iran.

Why?

14 posted on 09/01/2006 9:50:21 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Man Law: You Poke It, You Own It)
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To: BradtotheBone
This is just a ruse to distract us from the real danger out there!!! D'oh. We all know the UN inspectors should be looking in areas of high Amish concentration for this stuff, right? /sarc off
15 posted on 09/01/2006 9:50:27 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: macamadamia

Is that you Zoroaster?


16 posted on 09/01/2006 9:51:15 AM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: BradtotheBone

At least we know that it did not come from Iraq. Their is in Oak Ridge, TN last I heard.


17 posted on 09/01/2006 9:51:45 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: DustyMoment

Highly enriched Uranium is not used for "peaceful" purposes.


18 posted on 09/01/2006 9:52:17 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: null and void

Daily Double Quick Question: How many Iraqi Mosques have been thoroughly searched since the 2003 in the search for elements or evidence of Saddam's banned weapon industry? {crickets...}

Anyone been there to back up this seemlingly common sense truth?


19 posted on 09/01/2006 9:53:38 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: jmaynardg
The country has insisted that its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy, a task that would use uranium enriched at much lower levels than that found by the IAEA inspectors.

Since what was found is higher grade than what is needed for producing energy.... (It sometimes helps to read the article.)

20 posted on 09/01/2006 9:54:15 AM PDT by been_lurking
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To: CollegeRepublican

"Darn that yellow glow! It always gives me away."
21 posted on 09/01/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT by macamadamia ("He who sits on fence gets poll up ass." Fun Ztu, The Art of Politics)
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To: Coop
"United Press International"

...be they for us or ag'in us? Boobs or brilliant? Rueter-like or trustworthy?

Inquiring minds want to know.

22 posted on 09/01/2006 10:00:46 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: been_lurking

Yes, I read it. But I just reread and noticed that -- in fact -- the article did use the term "highly enriched" in the first paragraph. And the quote you used is accurate, though it also states that they are producing low levels of uranium.

I have read that Iran lacks enough gas centrifuges to generate enough highly enriched uranium for a bomb (a few kilograms are needed if I remember correctly). Anyway, good catch - I made a mistake.


23 posted on 09/01/2006 10:01:06 AM PDT by jmaynardg (maynard)
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To: jmaynardg

Have also read that they have received the materials to produce the high capacity centrifuges for production of high grade.


24 posted on 09/01/2006 10:06:26 AM PDT by shankbear
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To: Earthdweller

Helen Thomas quit UPI years ago because she felt it was too conservative. :-)


25 posted on 09/01/2006 10:12:56 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: TankerKC

Is it me, or is history continually repeating itself?

But I digress....


26 posted on 09/01/2006 10:14:14 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ( If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Oh C'mon! Iran is only trying to generate nuclear power.....
...just a whole lot of it....
.... all it once....
..... in an uncontrolled fashion.


27 posted on 09/01/2006 10:14:39 AM PDT by verum ago (Proper foreign policy makes loud noises.)
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To: BradtotheBone
I like this idea...
28 posted on 09/01/2006 10:19:21 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ( If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.)
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To: verum ago
We should send more highly-enriched uranium to Iran...special delivery...


29 posted on 09/01/2006 10:26:20 AM PDT by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Deja Vu all over again.

This could play out in one of two ways.

1. The Iraq model...we do a preemptive strike, then everyone acts like it was unprovoked.

2. The 9/11 model…Iran uses a nuke, then libs (and the world) ask why Bush didn’t prevent it.

30 posted on 09/01/2006 10:35:00 AM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: BradtotheBone
The country has insisted that its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy, a task that would use uranium enriched at much lower levels than that found by the IAEA inspectors.

And they are so peace minded that they are more than willing to share it with Israel as an extended olive branch of peace.

31 posted on 09/01/2006 10:35:04 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: The G Man
Let's put Joe Wilson on the case ...

Great idea! If he comes back glowing, we'll know they have more of it and more highly enriched than we thought.

If he doesn't come back, oh well.......

32 posted on 09/01/2006 10:37:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark!)
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To: BradtotheBone

33 posted on 09/01/2006 10:42:07 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: The G Man

"Let's put Joe Wilson on the case ..."

Do they have mint tea in Iran?


34 posted on 09/01/2006 10:43:54 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: BradtotheBone

In other news, Al Gore is found unstable.


35 posted on 09/01/2006 10:46:31 AM PDT by Screamname (A second plane has just hit the second tower, this is a coincidence. - Katie Couric, Sept 11th 2001)
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To: monkeywrench

Why they bought yellow cake from Niger! Where else could they purchase uranium and then get away with lying about it.


36 posted on 09/01/2006 10:47:06 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: epluribus_2

But first Kerry's team will submit their report to the UN to be sure it passes the global test.


37 posted on 09/01/2006 10:47:51 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: TampaDude

No no no, my friend. The EU has spoken. This is not the time for action.

Only when Israel is a Neutron plume, will the 'world' take action. It will be in the manner of a press release condemning the action, but the subterfuge joy of the co-annihilators will be hard to suppress. Israel will be gone, millions of zionists will be detroyed, and the arab world will return to destroying themselves again and again, but with one less interloper.


38 posted on 09/01/2006 10:48:00 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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This is just like the Nazis. The (Nazi-friendly) Red Cross visited one of the Nazi death camps. Prior to the visit, the Nazis had sanitized the place, fed the inmates, and made it look like it was simply a labor camp. This is what Iran is doing. They are running multiple enrichment facilities. One is for show, to pretend they are having problems and delays, while the hidden one(s) are the real deal. And if you're not sure they are doing this, can you and I afford to take a chance???


39 posted on 09/01/2006 10:48:21 AM PDT by howiem98 (Iran and the Nazis)
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To: jmaynardg
And the quote you used is accurate, though it also states that they are producing low levels of uranium.

I have read that Iran lacks enough gas centrifuges to generate enough highly enriched uranium for a bomb (a few kilograms are needed if I remember correctly). Anyway, good catch - I made a mistake.

I was just reading up on this the other day. I believe that a mininmum of about 15kg is needed for an implosion type fission weapon. A 17cm (6.7 in) diameter ball of uranium weighs 50kg (110 lbs.), so I guess "low levels of uranium" is a relative term.

40 posted on 09/01/2006 10:55:22 AM PDT by EricT. (SpecOps needs to paint the NYT building with a targeting laser.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Only when Israel is a Neutron plume, will the 'world' take action. It will be in the manner of a press release condemning the action, but the subterfuge joy of the co-annihilators will be hard to suppress. Israel will be gone, millions of zionists will be detroyed, and the arab world will return to destroying themselves again and again, but with one less interloper.

Since Israel is suspected to posses a couple hundred nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, I wouldn't bet on your scenario coming true.

41 posted on 09/01/2006 10:58:38 AM PDT by EricT. (SpecOps needs to paint the NYT building with a targeting laser.)
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To: chrismich2610; BradtotheBone; TankerKC; Coop
Check this:

McInerney: Air War Against Iran Viable

42 posted on 09/01/2006 10:58:42 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

ROFL!!

See link at #42.


43 posted on 09/01/2006 11:00:24 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: howiem98

I don't see how ANY inspection program can stop a country that wants to make a nuke from doing so. Actually, I think that as a sovereign nation they have every right to make a nuke. And we have a sovereign right to stop them.


44 posted on 09/01/2006 11:02:47 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Freedom of religion means freedom to practice IslamŽ)
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To: pillut48

Ohhh! An Amish SUV! Is that the 2007 model or still only 2006?


45 posted on 09/01/2006 11:04:59 AM PDT by griffin (Love Jesus, No Fear!)
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To: CPT Clay
Highly enriched Uranium is not used for "peaceful" purposes.

Again, this is a surprise to whom? This is exactly what Ahmadinejab said he was going to do and for the purpose he said he was going to do it.
46 posted on 09/01/2006 11:05:16 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: pillut48

Profiler! We're coming for you next!

47 posted on 09/01/2006 11:07:24 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: BradtotheBone
So when are we going to send the Iranians our own sample of highly enriched uranium. Pretty sure we could hook them up with an express delivery package.
48 posted on 09/01/2006 11:11:00 AM PDT by SlayerOfBunnies (muslims: fix islam, convert to something less violent, or stop your whining.)
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To: BradtotheBone
The country has insisted that its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy

I wonder when the media will stop repeating this garbage, over and over again....

Why does no media person who asks a question of representatives of Iran, always omit the obvious.

The latest being the construction of a heavy water breeder that is good for just one thing, and that is plutonium......(I think I'll just leave this as a statement..)

Since the stated policy is to disallow Iran's presumed entry into the nuclear bomb club, then why don't we directly and publicly confront them, so that everyone can stop speculating and start acting responsibly.

If Russia's primary mission is to sell Iran a billion bucks worth of SAM's to shoot down allied aircraft, then they should be called to account.

I wish we would quit playing games....

49 posted on 09/01/2006 11:14:42 AM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: EricT.
Since Israel is suspected to posses a couple hundred nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, I wouldn't bet on your scenario coming true.

You assume, of course, that the Islamokazis care about surviving, or that a "mere" 200 nukes is sufficient to kill 1.2 billion Muslims.

50 posted on 09/01/2006 11:17:05 AM PDT by steveegg (Let's make the deeply-saddened Head KOmmie deeply soddened in Nov. - deny the 'RATs the election)
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