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Centrifuge Force
IBD Editorials ^ | 10 April 2007 | Staff

Posted on 04/10/2007 5:36:50 AM PDT by Kitten Festival

Axis Of Evil: Iran's leader giddily claimed Monday that his nation has joined the nuclear club — a membership the civilized world should revoke as soon as possible.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that Iran can now produce nuclear fuel on an "industrial scale." Tehran reportedly has added roughly 1,000 of the centrifuges used to produce enriched uranium. The regime claims it will have 3,000 centrifuges installed by May.

Alarmingly, it has room for 54,000 at its nuclear facility in Natanz, a number that suggests it's more interested in nuclear weapons than nuclear energy.

Soon to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who thought the Iranian threat wasn't serious needs to reassess. With those centrifuges humming, Tehran could have enough nuclear material to make a bomb by 2009. That's about six years sooner than some previous U.S. intelligence estimates, though it's also a year later than Iran's own prediction.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; lunatic; nukes
Mahmoud needs to be stopped. And Europe needs to wake up, those centrifuges are for them.
1 posted on 04/10/2007 5:36:51 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival; Admin Moderator

This might need to be breaking news, though I haven’t dug into it to check its legitimacy.

2 posted on 04/10/2007 5:43:37 AM PDT by TheZMan (Back to property-owner-only voting... now!)
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To: TheZMan

Reporters visit underground Iran nuclear plant --- 2005-03-31 08:39

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami took a group of journalists deep underground on Wednesday into the heart of a nuclear plant which Washington wants dismantled and whose existence was kept secret until 2002. [SNIP]

[SNIP] The journalists, invited to accompany Khatami on a tour of the 1,110-acre site, were taken inside a building where, two levels below ground, they were shown a vast empty hall designed to house 50,000 enrichment centrifuges.[SNIP]

3 posted on 04/10/2007 6:47:18 AM PDT by humint (...err the least, and endure. VDH)
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