Skip to comments.Iran's most sensitive uranium stockpile falls after nuclear deal
Posted on 02/22/2014 5:21:47 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
Reuters) - The size of Iran's most contested uranium stockpile has declined significantly for the first time in four years following a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in November, the U.N. atomic watchdog reported on Thursday.
As a result, Iran's holding of uranium gas enriched to a fissile purity of 20 percent - a relatively short technical step away from the level required for nuclear weapons - is now well below the amount needed for a bomb, if processed more.
That stockpile is closely watched: Israel, Iran's arch-enemy and believed to be the Middle East's only nuclear-armed power, warned in 2012 that there would be a "red line" for possible military action against Iranian nuclear sites if Tehran amassed enough such refined uranium for a single bomb.
Iran agreed under a November 24 deal with six big powers to shelve its 20 percent enrichment, begun in 2010. It has since diluted some of this uranium to a lower concentration and converted some into less proliferation-prone oxide.
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Sure it has.
I’m going out to the farm tomorrow and watch the pigs fly too.
The inventor has dropped dramatically in the sites we haven’t been able to visit. /s
When you make several new piles out of one old one of course they will be smaller.
Yeah, and I’m the easter bunny!
Israel is no ones arch enemy. It is always under existential threat from its Moslem neighbors, especially Iran. Israel has armed itself with nuclear weapons to safeguard its survival. That is defense.
On the other hand, Iran seeks nuclear weapons for the sole sick purpose of destroying Israel. That is worse than offense, it is genocide.
And Reuters continues its word games.
I’m fairly sure I saw Adolf Hitler jogging in Central Park Thursday.
“..........the U.N. atomic watchdog reported on Thursday.”
Do I really need to say it?
Of course there's not a chance in the world that the Iranians are playing some kind of shell game.Ten bucks says that they successfully test a nuke within two years.
But I was the kind of bunny that brought the steel rain of pain.
*Darksheare was a reeeeeal bad bunny. As were/are all the rest of artillery.*
But they are not interested in a nuclear weapon.
As an American with a wife, adult children and grandchildren, we are reluctant to bet our lives and future on assurances of a “U.N. atomic watchdog” who says Iran is a long way from having nuclear bombs. We also are a bit dismayed that pretend president Obama says similar swill.
I FOR ONE AM MIGHTILY RELIEVED ...I KNEW WE COULD COUNT ON THEM JIHADIS OF ONLY WE’D ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’....LORD A MERCY....
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