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Iranian MPs push urgent bill to increase uranium enrichment to 60% (to fuel submarine engines)
Russia Today ^ | December 25, 2013 19:22

Posted on 12/25/2013 12:12:03 PM PST by Dave346

Hardline Iranian lawmakers are seeking to increase the nation's uranium enrichment to 60 percent to “provide fuel for submarine engines.” The bill is expected to give Tehran an upper hand if the Geneva deal, which limits enrichment to 20 percent, fails.

Some 100 lawmakers have introduced the bill under a “double urgency status,” which means it may be debated in the Iranian parliament within a week, the official IRNA news agency reported.

If the bill is approved, it will oblige the government “to enrich uranium to 60 percent in order to provide fuel for submarine engines if the sanctions are tightened and Iran’s nuclear rights are ignored,” said hardline lawmaker Mehdi Mousainejad, according to Press TV.

The bill “is aimed at giving an upper hand to our government and the negotiating team. It will allow the government to continue our nuclear program if the Geneva deal fails,” said Hossein Taghavi Hosseini, a spokesman for parliament’s National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, accordingto IRNA.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bomb; iran; irannukes; nuclear; obamapatsy; terror; threatmatrix; war

1 posted on 12/25/2013 12:12:04 PM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346

Anyone here surprised?


2 posted on 12/25/2013 12:15:43 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dave346

Anyone here surprised?


3 posted on 12/25/2013 12:16:19 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dave346

Ha! An Iranian built nuclear sub would kill the crew in a day or two.


4 posted on 12/25/2013 12:26:41 PM PST by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: Dave346

What if Iran and North Korea were to work together to blow up the world?


5 posted on 12/25/2013 12:41:09 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Dave346

I’d wager this Iranian legislation was proposed to counter the increased sanctions bill proposed in the US Senate.


6 posted on 12/25/2013 12:59:13 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Except the Senate bill passed the House way back in July.

This is more like the Iranians sticking their thumb in Obama’s eye following his Geneva surrender last month. They know they have nothing to fear from the White House anymore.

The new lies Iran uses every time they increase enrichment become more flimsy and transparent every time.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 1:09:28 PM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346
Some info on Iranian submarines:

Iran Submarine Capabilities

July 17, 2013

Iran's submarine force currently consists of three Russian Kilo-class (4,000 ton) diesel-electric submarines (Tareq 901, Noor 902, Yunes 903), one 350-400-ton Nahang and an expanding force of roughly a dozen 150-ton Ghadir-class (Qadir/Khadir) midget submarines.[1] The Iranian Navy plays a crucial strategic role in Iran's national security architecture due to Tehran's dependence on the Persian Gulf for trade and security. However, its naval forces also operate in the Gulf of Oman, the Caspian Sea and, possibly, the Indian Ocean.[2]

SNIP

The three Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines (called Tareq-class in Iran) were commissioned from 1992 to 1996. Iran reportedly paid USD600 million for each boat, and they are all based at Bandar Abbas in the Straits of Hormuz (Tehran is reportedly developing naval facilities at Chah Bahar in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Oman in order to relocate its submarines there from the shallow waters of Bandar Abbas). [12] Two of the Kilo-class submarines are operational at any one time and they are occasionally deployed in the eastern mouth of the Straits, the Gulf of Oman or the Arabian Sea. [13] Their utility in the Persian Gulf is, however, somewhat limited as Kilo-class boats require a depth of at least 164 feet and can therefore only access about one third of the Gulf. [14] Unique water conditions in the Gulf such as water salinity and strong currents), further limit the boats' operational use unless the submarines are deployed to deeper waters in the Gulf of Oman or the Arabian Sea. [15]

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In June 2012, an Iranian official asserted that scientists were "at the initial phases of manufacturing atomic submarines." [24] He claimed Iran's success in retrofitting one of the imported Kilo-class submarines (after Russia had declined to do so), as evidence of the country's advancing submarine development capability, despite delays. [25] However, outside analysts stressed that manufacturing a nuclear reactor for use in submarines would be beyond Iran's current capabilities, suggesting that the announcement may be meant as leverage in negotiations with the P5+1, or as justification for ongoing enriched uranium. [26]

SNIP

Iranian broadcast (in Farsi) on the retrofitted Kilo classs submarine.

Iran rebuilt Tareq (Kilo class) submarine

NB: The text below the film is about Soviet/Russian Kilo class subs in general and not specifically about the subs the Iranians bought (and subsequently refitted).

Note, up till now the Iranian fleet is a brown water navy, and the submarines are mostly midget subs. It is a very large technological step to go from small conventional subs to nuclear subs.

8 posted on 12/25/2013 1:33:01 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Dave346.


9 posted on 12/25/2013 2:52:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Dave346

Must be some of those nuclear Diesel engines
they have.

Hahahaha, and the game moves ahead a step.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 2:57:02 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dave346

So, Ahab the Arab is gonna operate a nuclear sub?

When pigs fly!


11 posted on 12/25/2013 6:02:23 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
"What if Iran and North Korea were to work together to blow up the world?"

That's a good question.

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12 posted on 12/25/2013 8:57:37 PM PST by familyop
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To: Dave346

Iran is enriching to build bombs—not subs. And notice that “some 100 lawmakers have introduced the bill under a ‘double urgency status,’...” There are no “moderates” there, as disseminated in one-world, free-traitor-sponsored propaganda. They’re fabricating an excuse for U.N. digestion. Do you see?


13 posted on 12/25/2013 9:02:31 PM PST by familyop
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To: Dave346
Except the Senate bill passed the House way back in July.

Nope, this is a new sanctions bill Senate prepares major vote on Iran Sanctions Next Month being pushed by Chuckie Schumer which the President threatens to veto.

Democrat infighting if you ask me.

14 posted on 12/26/2013 4:08:46 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Dave346

Iranians have played us for fools... now they’re just rubbing it in.


15 posted on 12/26/2013 7:08:59 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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I would too, Obama won't be President forever, they've got a three year window.

16 posted on 12/26/2013 7:21:24 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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