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  • 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...
  • Why Israel Needs the Bomb

    10/18/2010 11:16:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/18/2010 | Mark Helprin
    Sixty-five years after Germany's campaign to exterminate the Jews, of the many countries in the world Israel is the only one repeatedly subjected to calls for its extinction. Though Pakistan and India, like Israel and the Arabs, have suffered population exchange and territorial wars, neither questions the other's right to exist. So rare and extreme is such a position that one might think the countries of Europe, so many of which cooperated in hunting down their Jews, would do more to recognize its endemic presence in the Middle East. They don't—their publics having largely accepted that, in regard to the...
  • IAEA rejects Arab resolution on "nuclear-armed" Israel

    09/24/2010 6:42:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    World Bulletin (Turkey) ^ | Friday, September 24, 2010 | Agencies
    Member states of the U.N. nuclear watchdog rejected on Friday an Arab-proposed resolution calling on "nuclear-armed" Israel to join a global anti-atomic arms treaty... An assembly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency last year approved a resolution calling on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation treaty. The general assembly of the 151-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) failed to pass the resolution with 51 against, 46 votes for and 23 abstentions... Several small countries, including some in Latin America such as Costa Rica and Panama, who were absent in 2009 voted against the measure this time. Like last year, Russia...
  • Former UN Nuclear Supervisor El Baradei said to have received $7 Million from Iranian regime

    09/06/2010 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 30 replies
    El Baradei and Chairman of Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani Source: Al Youm Al SabehSeptember 6, 2010The Egyptian Newspaper Al Youm Al Sabeh reports: In a communication to the Attorney General of Egypt, Dr. Yasser Najib Abdel Mabboud, has accused Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency and a candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections, of receiving funds exceeding $7 million (US) from Iran’s leadership as support for ‘political reform in Egypt’.Abdul Mabboud , a candidate of the National Party and who like El Baradei is also running for the Egyptian Presidential election, was informed of the...
  • Former IAEA Inspector Warns Iran Can Build Atomic Weapon

    08/26/2010 10:51:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 8/26/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    A former nuclear inspector for the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is warning that Iran already has the capacity to produce a nuclear bomb. Olli Heinonen revealed the information in an interview with the French Le Monde magazine on Thursday. According to Reuters, quoting the interview, Heinonen was an expert on Iran’s nuclear program during his tenure as the deputy director-general of the IAEA, heading the agency’s nuclear safeguards arm.
  • Fueling of Iran's nuclear plant begins

    08/20/2010 11:54:11 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Press TV ^ | Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:18AM
    Iran has begun loading its first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr with fuel in an effort to provide the country with nuclear-generated electricity. Nuclear fuel is being transferred to the Bushehr reactor under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency and senior officials from Iran and Russia. The Russian-completed plant is finally being launched after years of delay. 163 fuel rods are to be transferred to the core of the plant. The fueling comes after head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency Director Sergei Kiriyenko...
  • Diplomat: Egyptian president 'is a walking corpse'

    07/15/2010 12:13:07 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 7/13/2010 | World Tribune
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was said to no longer be capable of functioning in his position. Diplomatic sources said Mubarak's condition has rapidly declined over the last month and his schedule was severely restricted. They said Mubarak was avoiding meetings with most non-Arab leaders to prevent leaks of his true condition. "He is a walking corpse," a senior Arab diplomat who recently attended a meeting with Mubarak said In July, the sources said, Mubarak underwent a lengthy examination at a French military hospital outside Paris. They said the examination took place amid alarm by presidential aides and close relatives over...
  • Report: Iran Smuggling German-Made Nuclear Equipment Via Dubai

    06/06/2010 6:46:00 AM PDT · by edpc · 9 replies · 397+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 6 June 2010 | Haaretz Service
    Iran has been able to smuggle advanced technological equipment to its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz via a complex smuggling route based in Dubai, the Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday. According to the report, an Iranian company has purchased control systems from one of Germany's leading electronic manufacturers. The deal was negotiated with a Dubai trading company, which in turn sold Iran a range of electronic equipment for use at its enrichment facility, the British website reported. The report comes amid growing concerns that though Iran claims its nuclear program has only peaceful aims, Tehran is in fact working toward...
  • 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."
  • 'Iran hid equipment from inspectors'

    05/28/2010 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 257+ views ^ | 5/28/10 | ap
    Warhead making equipment was removed before IAEA inspection. VIENNA — UN nuclear inspectors revisiting an Iranian laboratory suspected of involvement in a nuclear weapons program discovered that equipment has been removed, diplomats said Friday. Senior officials within the International Atomic Energy Agency are concerned that the removal was part of a cover-up. The equipment can be used for pyroprocessing, a procedure used to purify uranium metal used in nuclear warheads.
  • 'US support for nuke policy eroding'

    05/10/2010 1:07:27 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 341+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/10/2010 | Herb Keinon
    Jerusalem is increasingly jittery that cracks are appearing in the nearly half-century-old US policy of upholding Israel’s right to maintain its “nuclear ambiguity,” following reports that Israeli nuclear capabilities are, for the first time, scheduled to be on the agenda of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) board meeting next month. One diplomatic official said that the US has relayed messages to Israel that it will not let its nuclear position be harmed, but added that these assurances are being received with some skepticism amid the realization that while in the past the US has killed such discussions in international...
  • Nuclear agency set to focus on Israel

    05/07/2010 5:29:50 PM PDT · by DukeBillie · 167+ views
    The Edwardsville Intelligencer ^ | May 7, 2010 | GEORGE JAHN
    Israel's secretive nuclear activities may undergo unprecedented scrutiny next month, with a key meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency tentatively set to focus on the topic for the first time, according to documents shared Friday with The Associated Press. A copy of the restricted provisional agenda of the IAEA's June 7 board meeting lists "Israeli nuclear capabilities" as the eighth item - the first time that that the agency's decision-making body is being asked to deal with the issue in its 52 years of existence. [snip] Even if dropped from the final agenda, however, its inclusion in the May...
  • IAEA chief focuses on Israel nuclear program (0)

    05/05/2010 4:47:59 PM PDT · by Tigen · 12 replies · 339+ views
    Ynet ^ | 5-5-10 | Published; AP
    The head of the UN atomic watchdog is asking for international input on how to persuade Israel to join the Nonproliferation Treaty........AP
  • Iran Calls for US, Other Nuclear Armed States to be Ousted from IAEA

    04/18/2010 2:28:20 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 373+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 17, 2010 | Elizabeth Arrott
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the United States to be suspended from the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Iranian leader opened a two-day nuclear conference in Tehran Saturday, just days after the U.S. held a similar summit in Washington and pointedly did not invite Iran. Mr. Ahmadinejad launched a broad attack on the world's nuclear monitors, slamming the structure of the U.N. atomic agency, the U.N. Security Council, and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT. He said nuclear armed countries, in particular the United States, should not be part of the IAEA. That would also include Iran's most powerful...
  • Report: Iran Firm Got Parts to Enrich Uranium

    04/02/2010 8:00:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 274+ views ^ | April 2, 2010 | Alex Sundby
    How an Iranian business with close ties to the country's nuclear program obtained restricted equipment for enriching uranium is the focus of multiple investigations being conducted by western agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday night that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and western intelligence agencies have been probing the Iranian firm's procurement of "critical valves and vacuum gauges" since Jan. 14. The IAEA launched its investigation after receiving a tip that the equipment allegedly reached the Iranian business through a Chinese company's intermediary.
  • Lilliputians and the Limits of American Multilateralism

    02/22/2010 8:36:57 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 150+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 22, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    In Gulliver's Travels author Jonathan Swift gave us a view of how miniature people are able to deal with giants: tie them down while they sleep. Using this metaphor it is easy to put in to context the actions of Russia and China, two adversarial members of the UN Security Council. It is also easy to see why multilateralism will never work to America's benefit. Smart countries use their strengths against adversaries' weaknesses. America does not do this, though we easily could as the world's sole superpower. Iraq under Saddam Hussein, bribed Russia, China and France with energy contracts and...
  • IAEA: Iran is capable of making nuclear weapon in 6-months

    02/20/2010 1:35:13 AM PST · by maquiladora · 3 replies · 268+ views
    China Central Television ^ | 2010-02-20 16:23 BJT
    Iran has long been at the center of international concerns, over its controversial nuclear plan. The IAEA report further proved that Iran is capable of making a nuclear weapon. It confirmed that Iran has refined nearly 2 tons of low-enriched uranium to the purity of 20-percent. That's a critical development. The report says the next step, purifying from 20 to 90 percent, would take just six months. Iran has increased its low-enriched uranium stockpile by more than six times. And the current storage is enough for one or two nuclear bombs, if enriched to 90 percent purity.
  • Slo-Mo Watchdog

    02/19/2010 4:45:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 141+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Iran: The global agency whose job it is to prevent nuclear proliferation has just publicly recognized the atomic weapons ambitions of the terrorist regime in Tehran — years after everyone else. What good is a watchdog that barks years after your home is burglarized? Because of the International Atomic Energy Agency's devotion to diplomacy over force — and also possibly due to its former director general's sympathies for an Islamic military counterbalance to the state of Israel — the United Nations' nuclear "watchdog" has muzzled itself regarding Iran for years. Mohamed ElBaradei, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his...
  • How Did the 2007 NEI Miss Iran By So Much?

    02/19/2010 11:55:02 AM PST · by eRtwngr · 11 replies · 356+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 2/19/2010 | eRtwngr
    The big underlying story is why the National Intelligence Estimate missed so badly Iran's capability and intent to continue their nuclear weapons program. Is our intelligence community so badly compromised by either incompetence or political bias that they are willing to put out potentially false and misleading data that could endanger national security?
  • With ElBaradei out of the way, the truth can now be revealed about Iran's nuclear weapon program

    02/19/2010 6:59:47 AM PST · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 363+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | February 19, 2010 | Con Coughlin
    Has anyone else noticed that, now Mohamed AlBaradei is no longer in charge of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, we are suddenly seeing a more realistic assessment of what the Iranians are really up to with their nuclear programme? For years the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, the body responsible for monitoring Iran’s nuclear programme, has pulled its punches, even when confronted with the most glaring evidence that Iran was trying to mislead the West as to its true intentions. The reason for this was that the Egyptian-born Mr ElBaradei was desperate to avoid a conflict between the West and...