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  • Obama Red-Faced: Iran Nuclear Stockpiles Grew 20% in 18 Months

    06/03/2015 1:45:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/15 | Ari Sofer
    Iranian nuclear fuel stockpiles grew by a massive 20% over the past 18 months of negotiations between Iran and world powers, a report last month by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed. The report comes just one month ahead of the June 30 deadline set for the P5+1 powers and Iran to finalize a deal over Tehran's nuclear program. News that Iran has been busily expanding its stockpiles contradicts claims by US President Barack Obama that the Islamic Republic had "frozen" its nuclear program during the last year and a half of negotiations. Despite that, western leaders appear...
  • Surprise: Iran’s supply of enriched uranium has grown 20% despite Obama's claim it was “frozen”

    06/02/2015 1:16:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    “Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why,” notes the Times, despite the fact that UN inspectors have had “almost daily access” to Iranian nuclear facilities. These are the same inspectors we’ll be relying on to detect whether Iran’s cheating once the final deal is in effect. If they can’t tell why a stash of nuclear fuel right under their noses is growing, what don’t they know about projects that Iran has worked harder to conceal?As a preface to the news, here’s a suddenly memorable quote from this year’s State of the Union: “Our diplomacy is at work...
  • Iraqi Document: Highly Radioactive Atomic Neutron Device (Translation)

    06/18/2006 7:08:27 PM PDT · by jveritas · 150 replies · 9,773+ views
    Document CMPC-2003-000537 is a secret and personal memo written in November 1999 by the director of the Iraqi National Monitoring Department (NMD) and addressed to the Minister of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission (MIC). The memo talks about a Neutron Source Device with High Radioactive Activity that was found in one Iraqi University and the NMD is asking that it should be returned to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization. The Neutron Source Device can be also called Neutron Generator or Neutron Initiator. This Neutron Generator device was not declared to the UN inspectors all the time they were in Iraq...
  • No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq? Not Exactly ...

    10/08/2004 4:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,445+ views ^ | 10/08/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Is it really true that Saddam Hussein had no "stockpiles" of weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invaded in March 2003? Not exactly - at least not if one counts the 500 tons of uranium that the Iraqi dictator kept stored at his al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant. The press hasn't made much of Saddam's 500-ton uranium stockpile, downplaying the story to such an extent that most Americans aren't even aware of it. But it's been reported - albeit in a by-the-way fashion - by the New York Times and a handful of other media outlets. And one...
  • Lavrov: Iran Agrees To Halt 20-percent Uranium Enrichment-- West Must Lift Sanctions

    06/18/2013 10:44:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 8 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | June 18, 2013, 6:00 PM (IDT)
    Iran has confirmed it is prepared to halt its enrichment of 20-percent uranium, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported on the ministry website Tuesday, June 18. He urged Western nations to reciprocate by lifting sanctions. DEBKAfile: It was not clear whether this was a temporary suspension, an absolute halt – or a dodge for getting sanctions eased to enable the incoming Iranian president Hassan Rouhaini get to grips with his top priority, his country’s dire economic straits. Lavrov explained persuasively in his message: “For the first time in many years, there are encouraging signs in the process of settlement of...
  • Why a spy was killed (The Mogilevich-Litvinenko Link)

    01/30/2008 2:12:44 PM PST · by Ivan the Terrible · 4 replies · 243+ views
    Guardian ^ | January 26, 2008 | Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
    ...Litvinenko "was giving Scaramella lots of information about Russian and criminal infiltrations in Italy, but most of it was very difficult to verify and crosscheck. It was a little bit out on a limb." In the old days, Litvinenko had been familiar with criminal clans in Russia, now he was making risky approaches to the Italian mafia. Scaramella believed if they could get inside this network, they would be able to leverage much more damaging intelligence about Italian politicians. They spread their net wider. The Litvinenko dossier lists a dizzying roll call of names investigated by the pair, among them...
  • Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran in Phone Call

    09/28/2012 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/12 | Jared Favole and Colleen McCain Nelson
    President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program and the two reiterated their stance that Iran shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon, the White House said. “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House said in a brief summary of the call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Their call comes amid increasing tension between the two leaders. Mr. Netanyahu has...
  • Cairo worries as IAEA probes enriched uranium find (Egypt's Secret Nuclear Weapons Program)

    11/14/2010 10:35:42 AM PST · by mojito · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/13/2010 | Unattributed
    VIENNA — Egypt fears being grouped with the likes of Iran and Syria if a UN investigation into traces of highly enriched uranium found in the country isn't brought to a swift end, according to what officials describe as a confidential report from the country's nuclear agency. The particles — enriched close to the levels required to arm nuclear missiles — have been under investigation since being detected by the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2007 and 2008. Egypt, a US ally in the Middle East, has said the particles originated from abroad and were inadvertently imported, but the agency...
  • S. Korea:Lee Admin Inquired with British about Enriched Uranium for a Nuclear-powered Submarine

    09/22/2010 7:12:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/22/10
    /begin my excerpts Lee Administration Inquired with British about Enriched Uranium for a Nuclear-powered Submarine Sept. 22, 2010 Lee Myung-bak administration is said to restart indigenous nuclear-powered submarine project(SSX.) The October issue of Wolgan Chosun(note: S. Korean monthly news magazine) reported that President Lee Myung-bak discussed the purchase of nuclear fuel for the reactor of a nuclear-powered submarine at a summit meeting with then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, while visiting Britain to attend the Second G-20 Financial Summit on Apr. 2 of this year. Prime Minister Brown responded that Britain could supply enriched uranium of purity 20% or less...
  • 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...
  • IAEA report on Iran likely to boost West's opposition to Tehran's fuel swap offer

    05/31/2010 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 207+ views
    (AP) via FOX ^ | Published May 31, 2010 | n/a
    VIENNA SNIPPET: "VIENNA (AP) — Iran has amassed more than two tons of enriched uranium, the U.N. atomic agency said Monday in a report that heightened Western concerns about the country developing the ability to produce a nuclear weapon. Two tons of uranium would be enough for two nuclear warheads, although Iran says it does not want weapons and is only pursuing civilian nuclear energy."
  • The fruits of weakness

    05/21/2010 5:05:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    It is perfectly obvious that Iran's latest uranium maneuver, brokered by Brazil and Turkey, is a ruse. Iran retains more than enough enriched uranium to make a bomb. And it continues enriching at an accelerated pace and to a greater purity (20 percent). Which is why the French foreign ministry immediately declared that the trumpeted temporary shipping of some Iranian uranium to Turkey will do nothing to halt Iran's nuclear program. It will, however, make meaningful sanctions more difficult. America's proposed Security Council resolution is already laughably weak -- no blacklisting of Iran's central bank, no sanctions against Iran's oil...
  • Nuclear twist: when Russia's old warheads warm US homes

    04/30/2010 8:35:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 306+ views
    Nuclear Power Daily ^ | 4/11/2010 | AFP via Nuclear Power
    enmity on the melt, uranium from what once were Russian nuclear warheads is used to heat and light American homes, thanks to the Megatons to Megawatts Program -- a successful example of nuclear non-proliferation. The 20-year agreement was signed back in 1994 between Russia and the United States. "Megatons to Megawatts is the most successful non-proliferation program in history," argues Philip Sewell, senior vice-president at USEC, a private US company that runs the agreement that turns highly enriched uranium into lightly enriched uranium. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the administration of George H.W. Bush...
  • Mullen: Iran's Goal to Further Enrich Uranium 'Destabilizing'

    02/17/2010 2:20:23 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 297+ views (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | February 16, 2010 | By John J. Kruzel
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mullen: Iran’s Goal to Further Enrich Uranium ‘Destabilizing’ By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2010 – The top U.S. military officer criticized Iran’s recent announcement that it would increase levels of uranium enrichment to 20 percent, saying the move further destabilizes the Middle East. The remarks by Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came after the government in Tehran reportedly vowed on Feb. 9 to produce uranium at higher levels, fueling fears it would move Iran a step closer to obtaining nuclear weaponry....
  • Israel says Iran nuclear plant immune to conventional strike

    12/31/2009 9:33:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 85 replies · 2,473+ views
    Space War ^ | 12/28/2009 | Staff Writers Via Space War
    Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Monday that Iran's recently diclosed second uranium enrichment plant is "immune" to conventional bombing. "The new site near Qom is meant for enrichment. What was revealed by the Iranians had been built over years and is located in bunkers that cannot be destroyed through a conventional attack," Barak told parliament's foreign affairs and defence committee. Iran notified the UN nuclear watchdog in September that it was building a second enrichment plant near the central shrine city of Qom, after Washington accused it of covertly evading its notification responsibilities under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Confirmation...
  • 10 Reasons Nuclear Iran Is No Joke

    11/30/2009 5:17:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 560+ views ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Terror State: A dithering world has for years underestimated the costs of appeasement toward Iran. Tehran's aggressive plans for 10 new nuclear plants show they want dominance, not just a bomb or two. To any informed observer, it's no surprise that Iran is now collecting its 10-to-1 winnings in the high-stakes game Tehran's Islamofascist government has been playing with the free world for years now. There's been a United Nations censure, demands to halt the building of the newly revealed enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom, and multiple rounds of economic sanctions. The U.S., Britain, France and Germany...
  • Iran Refuses To Send Enriched Uranium Abroad [ALERT: More Serious Warnings From Obama!]

    11/06/2009 11:36:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 488+ views
    AFP ^ | November 06th, 2009
    Iran Refuses To Send Enriched Uranium Abroad by Jay Deshmukh TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran is refusing to send its low-enriched uranium abroad for further processing, the influential head of parliament's national security and foreign policy committee was quoted as saying on Saturday. "We do not want to give part of our 1,200 kilos of enriched uranium in order to receive fuel of 20 percent enrichment," Alaeddin Borujerdi told the ISNA news agency. "This option of giving our enriched uranium gradually or in one go is over now. We are studying how to procure fuel and (Ali Asghar) Soltanieh is negotiating...
  • Report: Iran to enrich its uranium if talks fail (Iran still playing Obama and the UN as jokes)

    10/11/2009 5:37:45 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 591+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/11/2009 | cnn
    Iran will move to further enrich its uranium for a research reactor if it cannot obtain the fuel from overseas, semi-official state media reported Saturday. If talks with world powers and the United Nations nuclear watchdog fail, Iran will notify the latter that it will supply fuel for the Tehran reactor, said Ali Shirzadian, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. "The reactor is the major producer of radio medicines in Iran and its current fuel meets its needs for one-and-a-half year," he told the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency. It needs about 150 to 300 kilograms of...
  • MOP + UON Spell Trouble For Iran (Will U.S. Bomb, Bomb Iran?)

    10/08/2009 5:37:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,886+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 8, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Security: After Iran admits building a second enrichment facility inside a mountain, the Pentagon shifts money from other programs to urgently fund the mother of all bunker-buster bombs. Why the need for speed? At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last month, President Obama announced, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years." U.S. officials said they knew for some time that the facility existed. The announcement was made after U.S. officials learned Iran had told the International Atomic Energy Agency of Qom's existence. Our knowledge of the facility built in...
  • Bust Iran's Bunkers

    08/03/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,355+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: As the failure of engagement with Iran grows more apparent, the administration that has talked very softly may be getting the mother of all sticks ready. Guess we need high-tech Cold War weapons after all.Western intelligence sources have told London's Times that Iran has perfected the means to develop and detonate a nuclear bomb and is merely awaiting word from its supreme leader to produce its first one. Should the order be given, it would take just six months to enrich enough uranium and another six months to assemble the warhead. Time's up. Recently, and perhaps not coincidentally, Defense...