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  • US-Iranian nuclear talks fail. Iran has plutonium for 24 Nagasaki-type bombs

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Debka ^ | December 15, 2012
    The secret, one-on-one nuclear negotiations President Barack Obama launched with Iran have run into a blank wall. A senior Iranian team member, Mostafa Dolatyar, said Friday, Dec. 14 in New Delhi that the diplomatic process for solving the nuclear issue with Iran was in effect going nowhere, because the demand that Tehran halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium “doesn’t make sense.” He went on to say: “They [the world powers] have made certain connections with purely technical issues and something purely political. In so far as this is the mentality and this is the approach from 5 + 1 (the...
  • Iran suspends uranium enrichment

    11/03/2012 8:34:59 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 72 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, 11-04-2012 | Josh Layton
    Iran has suspended the enrichment of uranium stockpiles to the 20% purity needed to bring it a short step from building a nuclear device, news services in the region have reported. Mohammad Hossein Asfari, a member of parliament responsible for foreign policy and national security, was quoted as saying that the move was a "goodwill" gesture, aimed at softening Iran's position before a new round of scheduled talks with the United States after this week's presidential elections. Asfari said he hoped sanctions would be lifted in return for Iran's actions, otherwise it would resume the programme, according to a website...
  • Iran: New Long-Range Drone Can Carry a Bomb

    10/15/2012 5:08:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran’s Air Defense Base Commander has announced it has built an new unmanned long-range drone (UAV) that can carry a bomb. Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili broke the news one week after Iranian-financed Hizbullah launched a drone that entered Israeli air space before it was blown up by a missile from an F-16 jet. Esmaili did not state whether the new drone, dubbed Hazem, can reach Israel. He “noted that the drone will be used in targeting and identification operations, and for carrying cargo whenever needed,” the government’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The Iranian commander added that Hazem is not...
  • Russia says Iran's nuclear power plant is fully operational

    08/31/2012 1:00:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/12 | Staff
    Moscow - Iran's first atomic power plant, a symbol of what the Islamic Republic says is its peaceful nuclear ambition, is now operating at full capacity, Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Friday. The Russian-built 1,000-megawatt reactor near the Gulf city of Bushehr, was plugged into Iran's national grid last September, ending years of delays and suspicions that Moscow was using the project as a diplomatic lever. Oil-rich Iran says electricity generation is the main motivation for nuclear work that its adversaries say is really aimed at getting atomic weapons capability.
  • General Boykin to Beck: ‘I Believe Iran Has a Nuclear Warhead Now’

    03/08/2012 5:57:37 PM PST · by TWhiteBear · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/8/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    General Boykin was more pessimistic. "I have a different view, Glenn, I believe that Iran has a nuclear warhead now. Now, that's gonna shock a lot of people, but they've been working for 25 years and they've had the assistance of North Korea as well as the Russians. You don't work for 25 years without succeeding in the development of a warhead."
  • Can Iran strike the U.S. with a (nuclear) missile?

    02/03/2012 1:33:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies ^ | 2/3/2012 | netwmd Staff
    Reports emerged yesterday warning that, "Iran had been working on developing a missile capable of striking the United States." In addition, one source claims that, "Iran's nuclear arms program is complete, its missiles can reach US." The general consensus already assumes that the Islamist regime has missiles, "capable of reaching Israel and Europe." This obvious existential threat to Israel and the West has been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s, "growing concerns of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," bolstered by the fact that the the European Union (EU), U.S., and to some part Japan and South...
  • IAEA: Iran Failed to Clarify Nuclear Activities

    01/19/2012 4:57:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Yukiya Amano says Iran has failed to clarify its atomic development activities to the satisfaction of the United Nations nuclear watchdog body -- and now it's his job to warn the world about its possible military intentions. Amano, chief of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, said Thursday in an interview with the German-language Financial Times Deutschland an IAEA delegation will press Iran for "full cooperation" in meetings with officials in Tehran. "What we know suggests the development of nuclear weapons," FTD quoted the IAEA chief as saying "We want to check over everything that could have a military...
  • Iran says it's produced first nuclear fuel rod

    01/01/2012 4:09:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Iran says its scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West doubted Tehran was capable of. Sunday's announcement comes after Iran has said it was compelled to manufacture fuel rods on its own since international sanctions banned Tehran from buying them on foreign markets. (snip) It's unclear if the rod contained pellets or was inserted empty, as part of a test.
  • IAEA Envoys 'Close' to Agreeing on Iran Resolution

    11/16/2011 11:23:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/11 | Elad Benari
    World powers are close to overcoming their differences on what message the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send to Iran when its board of governors meets Thursday, diplomats told AFP on Wednesday. According to the reports, diplomats to the IAEA in Vienna were “close, but not there yet” to agreeing on a resolution amenable to all the main powers, including Russia and China. One diplomat told AFP that the resolution “will call on Iran to intensify dialogue with the agency and comply fully with its obligations. It also calls on the director general to report in March on the...

    11/10/2011 2:41:33 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 9,2011 | Pamela Geller
    Atlas called it years ago. How surprising that Mohamed is an Islamic supremcist agent covering for the Islamic Republic of Iran so that the genocidal annihilationist Islamic regime can secure a nuclear weapon with which to destroy the West. For years and years we have been exposing this jihadi at Atlas, and all this comes out after the fact -- after Iran is nuclear and they have their stooge in the White House. Mohamed ElBaradei. 'History may judge him' YNET News (hat tip Armaros) Israeli officials: ElBaradei an Iranian agent Senior state officials accuse former IAEA chairman of covering up...
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • UN: Some secret Iran work 'specific to nuclear weapons'

    11/08/2011 1:12:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies ^ | 11/08/11 | staff and news service reports
    VIENNA — Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose can only be the development of nuclear weapons, the U.N. nuclear atomic energy agency said for the first time in a report released Tuesday. While some of the suspected secret nuclear work can have peaceful purposes, "others are specific to nuclear weapons," according to the report by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. A 13-page attachment to the report details intelligence and IAEA research that shows Tehran working on all aspects of research toward making a nuclear weapon, including fitting a warhead onto a missile. "Iran," the report...
  • IAEA report: Iran continuously worked to produce a nuclear bomb since 2003

    11/08/2011 10:27:07 AM PST · by jhpigott · 9 replies
    A diplomatic source in the IAEA says this is 'the most damning report ever published by the IAEA and the conclusion arising from it is one: Iran is working to acquire a nuclear weapon.' Iran has been working toward building a nuclear weapon since 2003, according to a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency and obtained by Haaretz. The IAEA report says Iran is working toward building a nuclear weapon. The report, which was handed over to the 35-member states of the IAEA Board of Governors, details a series of tests, acquisition of materials, and technology which reveals...
  • IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability

    11/06/2011 7:58:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov.6, 2011 | Joby Warrick
    Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings. Documents and other records provide new details on the role played by a former Soviet weapons scientist who allegedly tutored Iranians over several years on building high-precision detonators of the kind used to trigger a nuclear chain reaction, the officials and experts said. Crucial technology linked to experts in Pakistan and North Korea also helped propel Iran to...
  • Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within months, IAEA says

    11/07/2011 3:13:21 AM PST · by maquiladora · 34 replies
    Yossi Melman ^ | Latest update 09:31 07.11.11
    Iran has already acquired the knowledge, technology, and resources to create a nuclear bomb within months, according to Western experts who were briefed on the intelligence information due to be released in this week's report by the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency. According to the experts, Iranian scientists acquired the knowledge with the help of weapons scientists from Russia, Pakistan and North Korea. Haaretz reported last week that other experts also estimated that Iran could assemble a nuclear bomb within months and carry out an underground nuclear experiment if it wishes to do so. (snip) New disclosures in the...
  • IAEA: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push

    09/03/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/3/11 | Yossi Melman
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog released a report Saturday stating that Iran is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons, adding that the Islamic Republic has upgraded its nuclear facilities in order to defend them from possible cyber attacks. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has installed new and improved 2IR as well as 4IR centrifuges, which according to experts, will be immune to cyber attacks that were able to breach the older centrifuges. The centrifuges have allegedly been installed, the report states, in a fortified underground facility for uranium enrichment near the city of Qom.
  • World Powers Condemn Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Expansion Plans

    06/09/2011 9:40:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    VOA ^ | June 9, 2011
    World Powers Condemn Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Expansion Plans Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 2:35 pm UTC Posted 1 hour ago World powers meeting in Vienna to discuss global atomic issues have criticized Iran for proposed moves this week to accelerate its capability to produce nuclear fuel. Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States expressed their concerns in a joint statement Thursday to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-member board of governors. The allies said IAEA chief Yukiya Amano sent a message to Iran's Atomic Energy Organization raising concerns about “possible military dimensions” of Iran's controversial...
  • RAND Corp: Iran 8 weeks from the Bomb

    06/08/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 08, 2011 | James Lewis
    According to a RAND report, the United States and the world have blown the chance to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon.  Half a year ago, US air strikes and a no-fly zone might have prevented a nuclear bomb in the hands of the martyrdom ideology of Khomeinist Iran.  That window has now slammed shut.  In about 8 weeks, the RAND report concludes, Iran will have the nuclear material for its first bomb. RAND Corporation's Gregory S. Jones believes that Iran has produced almost 40 kilograms of uranium enriched near 20% percent.  Jones suggests that air strikes can no longer stop Ahmadinejad's...
  • Iran: Advanced Centrifuges To Be Set Up Soon At Qom Nuclear Site

    06/08/2011 5:57:50 AM PDT · by edpc · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8 June 2011 | News Agencies
    Iran's nuclear energy chief and Vice President Fereidoun Abbasi was quoted Wednesday by the official Iranian IRNA news agency as saying Tehran plans to soon set up the more advanced type of centrifuges, suitable for higher-level uranium enrichment, at the Fordo site near the holy city of Qom in central Iran. Fordo was long kept secret and was only revealed in 2009. It was built next to a military complex to protect it in case of an attack.
  • Iran may be two months from bomb, two new studies say

    06/08/2011 5:23:28 AM PDT · by Clive · 19 replies
    National Post, with files from Reuters ^ | 2011-06-07 | Peter Goodspeed
    Iran may be two months away from being able to create a nuclear bomb and there is little the international community can do to stop it, two new studies say. Using data released last month by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s enriched uranium stockpiles and the operations of its nuclear program, U.S. weapons expert Gregory Jones calculates it could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb in just eight weeks. “It is unclear what actions the U.S. or Israel could take (short of militarily occupying Iran) that could now prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons,”...
  • UN report: Iran has enough uranium for three nuclear devices

    09/08/2010 11:47:44 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies ^ | Yossi Melman
    IAEA report finds Iran currently has 22 kilograms of uranium enriched at levels of 20 percent, and a total of 2.8 tons of uranium enriched at 3.5 percent. Iran has accelerated its nuclear program and currently possesses a sufficient supply of enriched uranium to make three nuclear devices, assuming it speeds up enrichment to 90 percent, according to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The report was presented ahead of a discussion by the IAEA board of governors, as well as the organization's General Assembly, which will meet in Vienna this month. Iran nuclear plant in Bushehr,...
  • Iran inaugurates nation's 1st unmanned bomber ('ambassador of death' is 'message of peace')

    08/22/2010 3:06:08 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet ^ | 08.22.10, 12:12
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday inaugurated the country's first domestically-built, long-range, unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies. Speaking to a group of officials Ahmadinejad said, "The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship."
  • CIA chief warns Iran could have nukes ready by 2012

    06/28/2010 1:08:06 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    Space Daily ^ | 6/27/2010 | AFB via Space Daily
    Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to make two weapons, which it could have prepared and ready for delivery as early as 2012, CIA director Leon Panetta warned Sunday. "We think they have enough low-enriched uranium for two weapons," Panetta told the ABC network's "This Week" program. Tehran would need a year to enrich it fully to produce a bomb and it would take "another year to develop the kind of weapon delivery system in order to make that viable," he said. Iran is under mounting international pressure over its suspect nuclear program, which the West fears masks a covert weapons...
  • Sanctions against Iran agreed upon: source

    06/08/2010 8:20:37 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 43 replies · 144+ views
    (Reuters) - U.N. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program have been "completely agreed upon", a Russian source close to Security Council talks told reporters on Tuesday.
  • P.S. – Iran Now Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons

    06/01/2010 6:12:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 323+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 31st, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    While the world is focused on bloodshed aboard a Turkish ferryboat manned by sympathizers of the terrorists of Hamas, the real crisis looms like Godzilla rising from the sea. In its latest report on Iran, the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, reports that Iran has now piled up enough fuel for two nuclear bombs. Was this the reason the Security Council went into an emergency huddle on Monday? Was this the reason UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pronounced himself “shocked”? Was this the reason the European Union called for an inquiry and Turkey’s Prime Ministers Erdogan began clanging alarms about “state terrorism”? Nope....
  • IAEA: Iran has over 2 tons enriched uranium -2 bombs' worth

    05/31/2010 7:24:21 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies · 1,086+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | June 1, 2010 |
    <p>VIENNA — Iran has amassed more than two tons of enriched uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday in a report that heightened Western concerns about the country preparing to produce a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>Two tons of uranium would suffice for two nuclear warheads, although Iran says it does not want weapons and is only pursuing civilian nuclear energy.</p>
  • Nuclear Equipment Missing From Iranian Lab, IAEA Report Says [Obama On Vacation]

    05/31/2010 6:42:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 629+ views
    LATimes ^ | May 31, 2010 | Borzou Daragahi and Julia Damianova
    Nuclear Equipment Missing From Iranian Lab, IAEA Report Says An apparatus that could be used to extract plutonium for an atomic bomb is gone, the United Nations watchdog agency says. By Borzou Daragahi and Julia Damianova May 31, 2010 Reporting from New York and Vienna — International arms control inspectors say sensitive equipment that could be used to extract plutonium for an atomic bomb has gone missing from a Tehran laboratory months after the apparatus was disclosed to a United Nations watchdog agency, according to an official report released Monday. The report is expected to feed suspicions in the West...
  • Iran Got Nuke Gear From Chinese Firm

    04/03/2010 5:01:35 AM PDT · by edpc · 4 replies · 226+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 Apr 2010 | JPost Staff
    IAEA probing how Teheran bypassed sanctions, allegedly one of many cases. Iran recently managed to obtain equipment critical to its uranium enrichment efforts, and which is banned by UN sanctions against the country, through a Chinese company, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. According to the report, the hardware – which included valves and vacuum gauges for enrichment centrifuges – was bought by an Iranian research firm which is linked to the country’s atomic energy organization. It was purchased from an intermediary representing a Chinese company - Zheijiang Ouhai Trade Corp. According to the report, news of the purchase reached...