Skip to comments.Ahmedinejad opens Iran's first nuclear production facility
Posted on 04/09/2009 8:38:30 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
The West fears progress towards atomic weapons as President Ahmedinejad celebrates his country's big leap forward
A triumphant President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad opened Iran's first plant for producing nuclear fuel today, marking a significant leap forward for his controversial nuclear programme and sparking international fears that the Islamic Republic may be closer than ever to acquiring an atomic weapon.
Just two months before crucial elections in which he is pitted against a powerful moderate candidate, the hardline Iranian leader celebrated the breakthrough in his country's pursuit of nuclear technology, saying that Iranian scientists have tested two new types of enrichment centrifuges with a higher capacity for producing uranium. The President has insisted that the nuclear fuel will be used only for generating electricity, but the international community fears that it could also be used to build nuclear warheads.
Israel in particular, which Mr Ahmedinejad has in the past threatened to annihilate, has warned that Iran is trying to become a nuclear power, and the new hawkish Government in Jerusalem has said that it would be willing to take all measures, including military action, to prevent Tehran achieving that goal. Many Arab states, led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, also fear growing Iranian power in the region and an accelerating arms race in the Middle East.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony in Isfahan, in central Iran, coincided with the country's national Nuclear Day. The new plant will produce pellets of uranium oxide to fuel the heavy-water research reactor, which is expected to be up and running either this year or next. The international community is worried that Iran could reprocess spent fuel from the heavy-water reactor into plutonium for building a warhead.
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Coming soon. No way Bibi allows this to go on much longer.
Reminds me of another scam:
Isn't this the same First Nuclear Production Facility he opened last year?
That was a milk factory.
But I do believe Israel needs to attack. But they need to hit everything because the Iranians will counter the attack. I believe they should hit them with a nuke.
I just cannot see Obama authorizing the strike. Israel should take out their Navy and Air power as well.
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