Skip to comments.Iran says to continue building at Arak nuclear site despite deal (in open violation of agreement)
Posted on 11/27/2013 8:51:32 AM PST by Dave346
Iran will pursue construction at the Arak heavy-water reactor, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif was quoted as saying on Wednesday, despite a deal with world powers to shelve a project they fear could yield plutonium for atomic bombs.
France, one of the six powers that negotiated Sunday's interim pact with Iran to curb its disputed nuclear program, said in response to Zarif's statement that Tehran had to keep to what was agreed in the Geneva talks.
The uncompleted research reactor emerged as one of several big stumbling blocks in the marathon negotiations, in which Iran agreed to restrain its atomic activities for six months in return for limited sanctions relief. The agreement is intended to buy time for talks on a final settlement of the dispute.
Western powers fear Arak could be a source of plutonium - one of two materials, along with highly enriched uranium, that can be used for the core of a nuclear weapon - once it is operational. Iran says it would produce medical isotopes only.
According to the agreed text, Iran said it would not make "any further advances of its activities" on the Arak reactor, under construction near a western Iranian town with that name.
"Capacity at the Arak site is not going to increase. It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there," Zarif told parliament in translated comments broadcast on Iran's Press TV.
When asked about this, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said: "In the interim accord, the Arak reactor is specifically targeted and the end of all work at this reactor. In the agreement and the text, which has been approved by the Iranian authorities, the Arak reactor is clearly targeted."
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Well, we better hurry up and send them that 4 billion dollars, then.
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That would be the Persian translation, but the point is valid.
And the think “Kerry the fool” is giving Iran hard earned dollars from the American people...
It’s almost worse than Obamacare...
Dang it! Those rascally Iranians had their fingers crossed behind their backs!
Well, well, well. That didn’t take long, did it?
What a bunch of boneheads in this administration. You know how you pretend to grab a toddler’s nose and then show them your thumb sticking out between your first two fingers and say, “I’ve got your nose!”? You do that with the boneheads in this administration and they scream and run away looking for a plastic surgeon.
Strong’s #748: ‘arak (pronounced aw-rak’)
a primitive root; to be (causative, make) long (literally or figuratively):—defer, draw out, lengthen, (be, become, make, pro-)long, + (out-, over-)live, tarry (long).
Well ... one excuse for Obama lobster dinner with terrorists is a Boehner excuse for a lobster dinner with Obama.
Aint the coward tactic sweet... just pure genius (sarc off)
“The ink has not even dried on the agreement and already we are hearing provocative announcements from Iran, like this, whose coyness and ambiguity could well augur a breach of the deal,” Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters when asked about Zarif’s statement.
Prayers for Israel in this dangerous time.
Well they sure respect you now, Mr.President.
Sung to the tune of THAT’S AMORE.
When the bomb hits LA and it glows bright as day
When New York turns to glass because of a Democrat ass
Geiger counters will click ticky-ticky-tick ticky-ticky-tick
As the Democrats cook like spaghetti
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
As nuclear ash falls like confetti.