Skip to comments.Iran to load own nuclear fuel rods in Tehran reactor
Posted on 02/15/2012 4:29:44 AM PST by RS_Rider
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will load domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran Research Reactor on Wednesday for the first time to keep it running, a senior official told a national news agency.
Tehran had announced in January that it had successfully manufactured and tested fuel rods for use in nuclear power plants, a move to show that international sanctions are failing to stop it making advances in nuclear know-how and to strengthen its hand in any renewed negotiations with six world powers.
"The first home-made nuclear fuel roads will be loaded in the Tehran Nuclear Research Reactor in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," Ali Baqeri, deputy head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, told student news agency ISNA.
The Tehran reactor produces radio-isotopes for use in medical treatments and agriculture.
Iran says it was forced to make its own fuel for the Tehran reactor after failing to agree terms for a deal to obtain it from the West to replenish imported Argentinian stocks expected to run out in the near future. But many analysts doubted Iran would be able to convert its uranium into special reactor fuel.
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Hopefully it will blow up in their faces.
Of course. That way, they can reprocess them and use the plutonium for nukes without having the monitoring that would be the conditions with supplied rods.
I’m guessing this is the new development the runt was bragging about a couple of days ago.
May Iran enjoy 100 times the degree of success as did our own SL-1 reactor in Idaho back in January ‘61.
On the other hand, having free reign to reprocess the rods into weapon's grade material has to be a serious issue for Israel. It should be for everyone, really, but they seem to be the only concerned parties....and for good reason.
“What do you mean there is no way to pull the rods back out...”
One morning we are going to wake up and find that Israel does not exist anymore.
Meanwhile the traitorous 0bammy regime and his cohorts in the media are pushing for us to unilaterally get rid of our nukes. This is stupider and more naive than Hussein's plan to "sit down with terrorists and work things out".
This is SUICIDE and warrants IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT and REMOVAL!
Actually, Israel’s enemies are going to be the ones who are surprised.