Skip to comments.Iranian MPs push urgent bill to increase uranium enrichment to 60% (to fuel submarine engines)
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 Irans 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 parliaments National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, accordingto IRNA.
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Anyone here surprised?
Anyone here surprised?
Ha! An Iranian built nuclear sub would kill the crew in a day or two.
What if Iran and North Korea were to work together to blow up the world?
I’d wager this Iranian legislation was proposed to counter the increased sanctions bill proposed in the US Senate.
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.
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. 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.
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).  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.  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.  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. 
In June 2012, an Iranian official asserted that scientists were "at the initial phases of manufacturing atomic submarines."  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.  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. 
Iranian broadcast (in Farsi) on the retrofitted Kilo classs 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.
Must be some of those nuclear Diesel engines
Hahahaha, and the game moves ahead a step.
So, Ahab the Arab is gonna operate a nuclear sub?
When pigs fly!
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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?
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.
Iranians have played us for fools... now they’re just rubbing it in.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I would too, Obama won't be President forever, they've got a three year window.