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  • U.N. nuclear agency opted against sensitive Iran report

    02/28/2014 7:02:53 AM PST · by LSUfan
    Reuters ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau
    The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said. Such a report - to have been prepared last year - would almost certainly have angered Iran and complicated efforts to settle a decade-old dispute over its atomic aspirations, moves which accelerated after pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani took office in August.
  • The Real Coup: Egypt's ElBaradei Named Interim Prime Minister

    07/06/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/06/2013
    -excerpt- There’s no doubt that ElBaradei represents the smallest and least powerful of the main factions supporting big reform in post-Mubarak Egypt — the others being Team Muslim Brotherhood and Team Army. -excerpt- For the Army, ElBaradei is the closest they’ve got to a Terry MacAuliffe — love him or hate him, he keeps those donors writing checks. US dismay over regulations which prohibit foreign aid to coup-stricken countries will surely abate when it’s ElBaradei standing beside President Obama in the Rose Garden.
  • ElBaradei to become Egyptian PM

    07/06/2013 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 July 2013 | Last updated at 13:09 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei is to be named prime minister, the BBC understands. Mena state news agency says he is meeting interim President Adly Mahmud Mansour, three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. …
  • Why is impoverished Egypt seeking a nuclear program?

    04/25/2013 8:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/25/2013 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Why is Morsi committing to an investment of billions of dollars when it is embroiled in economic crisis that is fueling unrest in an already explosive political environment? Earlier this week, Egypt announced that it is seeking Russian assistance to revive its nuclear program. Why is the government of Mohamed Morsi committing itself to an investment of billions of dollars when it is embroiled in economic crisis that is fueling unrest in an already explosive political environment? It seems to be a move by the Muslim Brotherhood-led government to solidify the country’s position as a regional power, as well as...
  • Egypt says Russia to help revive nuclear program

    04/22/2013 11:09:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:53am EDT | (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Tom Perry and Alison Williams)
    Russia will help Egypt develop its nuclear power program, Trade and Industry Minister Hatem Saleh said on Monday, signaling that the Islamist-led state will press ahead with its quest for atomic energy. Egypt froze its nuclear program after the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, but in 2006, the government of deposed President Hosni Mubarak announced it would revive the program. … Mursi met Russian President Vladimir Putin last week during an official visit to Russia. Saleh denied that Egypt had sought financial support from Russia to ease a severe economic crisis, which saw its foreign reserves drop to a critical...
  • Exclusive: North Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test(2 nukes and 1 rocket)

    02/15/2013 6:48:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Benjamin Kang Lim
    Exclusive: North Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING | Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:31am EST (Reuters) - North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang, said a source with direct knowledge of the message. Further tests could also be accompanied this year by another rocket launch, said the source who has direct access to the top levels of government in both Beijing and Pyongyang....
  • M5.1 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea (Probable Nuke Test)

    02/11/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by Strategerist · 52 replies
    US Geological Survey ^ | February 11, 2012
    Event Time 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC 2013-02-12 11:57:51 UTC+09:00 at epicenter 2013-02-11 21:57:51 UTC-05:00 system time Location 41.299°N 129.081°E depth=1.0km (0.6mi) Nearby Cities 24km (15mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 34km (21mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea 42km (26mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea 51km (32mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea 378km (235mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea Related Links View location in Google Maps
  • Israeli expert: Iran could have bomb in 4-6 months

    02/04/2013 9:01:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 3:32 PM EST
    A former chief of Israeli military intelligence says Iran could develop a nuclear weapon within the next four to six months. Amos Yadlin says Iran already has all the necessary components needed to build a nuclear bomb. … Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran could pass the threshold Israel could no longer tolerate by this spring or summer. …
  • UN backs Iran's denial of Fordo blast

    02/01/2013 5:23:47 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | anon
    The UN atomic watchdog made clear on Tuesday it had seen no sign of any explosion at one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear plants, backing up Tehran's denial that such an incident had taken place last week. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in an unusual move, made a brief statement following media reports at the weekend of significant damage at the underground Fordo uranium enrichment site. ....
  • 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...
  • IAEA Report on Iranian's Nuclear Program

    11/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by gandalftb · 3 replies
    http://isis-online.org ^ | 16 November 2012 | IAEA Director General
    As previously reported, in resolution GOV/2011/69, the Board stressed that it was essential for Iran and the Agency to intensify their dialogue aimed at the urgent resolution of all outstanding substantive issues for the purpose of providing clarifications regarding those issues, including access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel in Iran. In that resolution, the Board also called on Iran to engage seriously and without preconditions in talks aimed at restoring international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. In light of this, from January 2012 onwards, Agency and Iranian officials held several rounds...
  • 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 Completing its Nuclear Activities, Says Atomic Official

    11/01/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Fereidoun Abbasi, said this week that Iran is completing its nuclear activities, the Fars news agency reported. Asked about recent media reports on Iran's new centrifuges in the Fordow uranium enrichment facility, Abbasi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday that Iran is completing its nuclear activities as scheduled “regardless of the negative western media speculations and reports.” "We are doing our job according to our specified timeline and we are accomplishing them. Our response to such reports is working harder," Abbasi was quoted as...
  • Iranian Regime: Obama Sent Secret Message Recognizing Our Nuclear Rights

    10/22/2012 5:10:35 AM PDT · by Josephat · 77 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/21/12 | Jim Hoft
    Last week, Reza Kahlili, a former Revolutionary Guard member wrote that Iran had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to preserve portions of its nuclear program. Hossain Ebrahimi told reporters yesterday that Obama sent the regime a secret message. On Saturday, the Iranian regime confirmed this report. The Iranian regime revealed on Saturday that the Obama Administration sent them a secret message through the Swiss Embassy recognizing their nuclear rights. The Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as protecting power for U.S. interests in Iran. Fars News reported, via Weasel Zippers: Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed...
  • Iranian Regime: Obama Sent Secret Message Recognizing Our Nuclear Rights

    10/22/2012 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Josephat · 6 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/21/12 | Jim Hoft
    Last week, Reza Kahlili, a former Revolutionary Guard member wrote that Iran had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to preserve portions of its nuclear program. Hossain Ebrahimi told reporters yesterday that Obama sent the regime a secret message. On Saturday, the Iranian regime confirmed this report. The Iranian regime revealed on Saturday that the Obama Administration sent them a secret message through the Swiss Embassy recognizing their nuclear rights. The Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as protecting power for U.S. interests in Iran. Fars News reported, via Weasel Zippers: Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed...
  • 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...
  • Top Iranian Official: Iran Needs “24 Hours And An Excuse” To Annihilate Israel

    10/05/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WNEW-FM ^ | October 4, 2012
    A top Iranian official says that Iran will be able to annihilate Israel within a day. According to The Jerusalem Post, Hojjat al-Eslam Ali Shirazi, representative to Iran’s Qods Force for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claims that all they need is “24 hours and an excuse” to attack the Jewish state. “If such a war does happen, it would not be a long war, and it would benefit the entire Islamic umma [the global community of Muslims],” Shirazi said, according to the Post. “We have expertise in fighting wars of attrition and Israel cannot fight a war of attrition.”...
  • Nuclear Mullahs

    09/10/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/9/2012 | Bill "I'm certainly a very smug liberal" Keller
    IRAN has returned to the front pages after a summer hiatus. Negotiations aimed at preventing the dreaded Persian Bomb have resumed their desultory course. Iran, although suffering from the international sanctions choreographed by the Obama administration, keeps adding new arrays of centrifuges while insisting the program is strictly nonmilitary. Israel is — or maybe isn’t — edging closer to a unilateral strike..... This strikes me as a good time to address an unnerving question that confronts any concerned student of this subject: Can we live with a nuclear Iran? [....] Now imagine that Iran succeeds in making its way into...
  • 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
    netwmd.com ^ | 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 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...
  • IAEA'S MOHAMAD ELBARADEI AN IRANIAN AGENT

    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...
  • UN: Some secret Iran work 'specific to nuclear weapons'

    11/08/2011 1:12:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 11/08/11 | msnbc.com 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.
  • 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 jpost.com ^ | June 1, 2010 | jpost.com
    <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...