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  • Iran says to continue building at Arak nuclear site despite deal (in open violation of agreement)

    11/27/2013 8:51:32 AM PST · by Dave346 · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:48am EST
    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...
  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    ALGEMEINER.com - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • Iranian Representative To IAEA: Construction of Arak Reactor Underway Successfully

    06/14/2009 1:02:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Blog Details Iranian Representative To IAEA: Construction of Arak Reactor Underway Successfully Iran's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, said today that the construction of the Arak reactor is currently underway successfully. Soltanieh made the remarks in response to questions about Iran’s refusal to allow inspection of its Arak reactor. He said, "The IAEA secretary-general has repeatedly announced that no evidence had been found on Iran's diversion from peaceful nuclear activities... [IAEA chief] Mohamed ElBaradei has released two reports confirming that all nuclear issues have been settled." Source: Fars,...
  • Iran's Fuel Manufacturing Plant At Isfahan To Be Launched This Month

    03/19/2009 10:25:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 536+ views
    “Iran’s Fuel Manufacturing Plant At Isfahan To Be Launched This Month” SNIPPET: “The fuel manufacturing plant (FMP) at Isfahan, in central Iran, is to be inaugurated in late March, according to Iranian Atomic Energy Organization deputy head Abdallah Solatsana. Solatsana said that the stages for producing nuclear fuel assemblies are being carried out according to schedule.”
  • Arak, Iran - Nuclear official praises Iran's scientists over heavy water plant

    08/26/2006 1:37:37 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 271+ views
    [Male announcer] As you might have heard, Arak's Heavy Water Facility was inaugurated by President Ahmadinezhad earlier today. This is one of the major nuclear projects. We have established live video link with our colleague Ms Mehrafar in Arak. Hello Ms Mehrafar. [Mehrafar] In the name of God, the merciful and the compassionate. Hello to our dear viewers. As you indicated, President Ahmadinezhad and Mr [Reza] Aqazadeh, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), inaugurated Arak's complex. We have with us the AEOI's Deputy for international affairs Mohammad Sa'idi. Mr Sa'idi, would you please tell our...
  • Iran puts nuclear plant into operation

    08/26/2006 3:04:56 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 55 replies · 3,297+ views
    rte / cnn ^ | 26 August 2006 10:01
    Iran has announced that a heavy water reactor plant south-west of Tehran has been put into operation. The plutonium by-product of the plant could be used to make atomic war-heads but Iran insists it only intends to build nuclear power plants. The move comes days before a UN deadline for Iran to halt uranium enrichment, the part of Tehran's atomic programme that most worries the West. ...................... A Reuters witness said on Saturday the president inaugurated the project and toured the site at Khondab, which is near Arak, 190 kilometers (120 miles) southwest of the capital Tehran. The plant's plutonium...
  • IRAN: NUCLEAR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AHMADINEJAD SOON (Next Tuesday?)

    08/25/2006 8:30:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 950+ views
    ADN Kronos (Italy) ^ | August 25, 2006
    Tehran, 25 August (AKI) - News agencies in Iran are predicting a new announcement from outspoken president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his country's nuclear progress. There is intense speculation that it may come next Tuesday on the first anniversary of the formation of the government after last year's elections. In the Iranian capital there are reports that Ahmadinejad, who several months ago announced the entry of Iran into the 'nuclear club' will provide details on progress in the field of heavy water reactors. It has a heavy water reactor under construction at the Arak plant in central Iran, 360 kilometres...
  • Iran - 'NEW PHASE OF URANIUM ENRICHMENT' SAYS UN WATCHDOG SOURCE (Natanz centrifuges)

    08/21/2006 4:14:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 958+ views
    ADN Kronos (Italy) ^ | August 21, 2006
    Excerpt - Vienna, 21 August (AKI) - Just hours before Iran is due to give world powers its response to a package of incentives aimed at persuading the country to give up its nuclear activities, new centrifuges have been installed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility over the past two weeks, an anonymous source at the United Nations nuclear watchdog told Adnkronos International (AKI). Meanwhile, the country's heavy water reactor at nearby Arak in central Iran "will shortly be operational," the second in command of Iran's nuclear programme, Mohammad Saidi, was quoted as saying. Also on Monday, inspectors from the...
  • US Blasts Iran for Nuclear Policies, Support of Terrorism

    08/25/2005 8:20:06 AM PDT · by humint · 2 replies · 595+ views
    VOA ^ | 24 August 2005 | By Marlene Smith
    Ambassador Greg Schulte:The U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency says there is plenty of evidence Iran is building a nuclear weapon. In an interview with VOA, Gregory Schulte said Iran is entitled to nuclear technology, but not for military purposes. Ambassador Schulte has been in Vienna only a few weeks but has already experienced a special IAEA board meeting and is preparing for the next U.N. report on Iran's nuclear program. IAEA experts now say investigations confirm Iran's story that traces of weapons grade uranium were imported on contaminated equipment from Pakistan and not domestically produced. So does...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 3/14/05-Beirut,Isfahan,Arak

    03/14/2005 10:48:22 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 135 replies · 7,220+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 3/14/05 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 3/14/05 - Beirut, Isfahan, Arak BREAKING: Beirut, Lebanon- Freedom breaking out by the Millions BREAKING: Isfahan, Iran's Uranium Conversion Facility. BREAKING: Arak, Irans' 40-megawatt nuclear reactor. QFN ==== QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU PROBABLY WILL NEVER SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA War for Enduring Freedom - THE GOOD, THE BAD, and the UGLY ========= Beirut ========= In Beirut, Lebanon, freedom rings as a million and more Lebanese oppose Syria and Iran. More than twice what the MSM reported for the pro-terrorist demonstrations of Hezbollah and Syria last week, the MSM...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 3/5/05-Beirut,Damascus,Tehran,Bushehr,Arak,Parchin

    03/05/2005 4:03:01 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 80 replies · 4,763+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | March 5, 2005 | President Bush and The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 3/5/05 - Beirut, Damascus, Tehran, Bushehr, Arak, Parchin BREAKING: Beirut, Lebanon - Cedar Revolution from Terrorist Syria BREAKING: Damascus, Syria - Terrorist Assad refuses to leave Bekka, Lebanese SF surround Syrian HQ BREAKING: Tehran, Iran - Terrorist Iran refuses to stop nuclear terror plans again BREAKING: Bushehr, Lavan, Arak, and Parchin, Iran QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublicSOME PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE GENERAL MEDIA ========= Beirut ========= In Beirut, freedom fighters of the Cedar Revolution. They listen to Terrorist Dictator Assad and cry, "Freedom". In Beirut,...
  • The Mullahs and the Bomb

    10/23/2003 5:43:47 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 169+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2003 | GARY MILHOLLIN
    WASHINGTON — With much fanfare, and the reluctant endorsement of the Bush administration, Iran has vowed to suspend its controversial effort to produce enriched uranium — which can be used as fuel in nuclear weapons — and to clear up a host of suspicions about its nuclear program. In exchange, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany promised new "cooperation" — meaning trade — in high technology with Tehran. While perhaps getting any concessions out of the mullahs should be seen as a step forward, this particular deal won't prevent Iran from making the bomb. It also risks having...
  • Iran: The Race Against Time

    10/13/2003 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Blindboy16 · 3 replies · 180+ views
    World Threats.com ^ | October 12, 2003. | Ryan Mauro
    Iran: The Race Against Time Compiled By: Ryan Mauro PhilNDeBlank9@aol.com “If one day, the world of Islam comes to possess the weapons currently in Israel’s possession—on that day this method of global arrogance would come to an end. This is because the use of a nuclear bomb in Israel will leave nothing on the ground, whereas it will only damage the world of Islam.” ---Former Iranian President Rafsanjani, December 14, 2001. As the presidential election campaign heats up, yet another foreign policy crisis is emerging. While North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, and the Administration has failed to find any “actual”...
  • After war in Iraq, Bush to halt nuclear weapons program in Iran

    03/31/2003 4:42:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 301+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers | March 31, 2003 | Tim Johnson
    WASHINGTON - When war ends in Iraq, the Bush administration will give "extremely high priority" to halting a secret nuclear weapons program in neighboring Iran, a senior administration official said Monday. John Bolton, the under secretary for arms control, joined National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in warning that the White House sees nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea as imminent threats. "The estimate we have of how close the Iranians are to production of nuclear weapons grows closer each day," said Bolton, a leading hawk within the administration. Both Bolton and Rice, in separate speeches to the...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/14/02- Arak,Bushehr,Baghdad,Sulaymaniyah,Syria

    12/13/2002 7:56:16 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 30 replies · 490+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, NASA, JPL and the usual suspects | 12/14/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/14/02 - Arak, Bushehr, Baghdad, Brussels, Gaza, Sulaymaniyah, Syria BREAKING: Arak, Irans' nuclear facility. BREAKING: Bushehr, Irans' nuclear facility. BREAKING: Natanz, Irans' nuclear facility. BREAKING: Refusal of Entry at Center for the Control of Communicable Diseases. BREAKING: Baghdad, Iraq, missile factory BREAKING: Sulaymaniyah - Iraqi Perp caught BREAKING: Damascus, Syria, - George Habash celebrates three decades of murder ========= Baghdad ========= In Baghdad, Iraq, the Center for the Control of Communicable Diseases. Iraqis refused entry to two rooms for two hours. In Baghdad, Iraq,at the al-Nida'a metal works factory. In Baghdad, Iraq,...