February 24, 2012

Iran Triples Its Capacity

While our Apologizer-in-Chief is busy prostrating himself to a bunch of Afghan savages who murdered American soldiers over an accidental Koran burning, and:

  • Our Secretary of State goes gaga over a letter from Iran indicating its willingness "to restart nuclear talks" (Iran has since refused IAEA inspectors access to nuclear sites);
  • Chairman of our Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, waxes poetic about the "rational" Iranian regime and says that “we know or believe we know that the Iranian regime has not decided that they will embark on the capability — or the effort to weaponize their nuclear capability;”
  • Iran has outfitted its patrol aircraft in the Strait of Hormuz with large warheads for suicide runs at U.S. vessels; and
  • A slew of Obama administration officials are making their way to Israel to arm-twist the Israelis into not taking any action against Iran’s nuclear threats;

...a new IAEA report reveals that Iran has tripled its capacity to enrich uranium to elevated levels, making it easier for them to turn the material into bomb-grade material (see below). 

MEMO to the Israelis: Don’t even think about relying on the current American administration for anything, much less cooperation, since even if it's inclined to cooperate (which it clearly is not), the ineptitude that has damaged U.S. national security, will only portend catastrophe for yours.  |  February 24, 2012

UN Watchdog: Iran Rapidly Increases Controversial Nuclear Work

International Atomic Energy Agency says in report that Iran has tripled its capacity to enrich uranium to elevated levels.

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Technicians work at a uranium processing site in Isfahan, Iran. (Reuters: Raheb Homavandi) Courtesy:

Iran has tripled its capacity to enrich uranium to elevated levels, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said in a report on Friday.

Iran's enrichment of uranium up to 20 per cent has caused concern in the West because it is theoretically much easier to turn such material into bomb-grade material than uranium enriched at below five percent.

Iran has doubled the number of centrifuges for enriching to 20 percent at its fortified underground site at Fordo, according to a copy of the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) obtained by DPA.

Iran has now made more than 100 kilograms of higher-enriched material, less than half the amount needed for a nuclear warhead, the document said. Iran denies seeking a nuclear weapon.

Officials in Teheran this week gave the IAEA a document that aimed to answer allegations about nuclear projects, but the document contained nothing but dismissals of the agency's concerns, "largely on the grounds that Iran considered them to be based on unfounded allegations," the IAEA said.

Original article here.


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