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The report, which the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is due to unveil in September, says the IAEA has found material indicative of different phases of uranium enrichment in Iran, the officials told AFP.
The discovery will strengthen the case put forward by the United States and France, who suspect Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear arms.
IAEA Secretary General Mohamed ElBaradei this week told the press the discovery of "highly enriched uranium" in Iran was "very worrying".
The report says UN inspectors also found UF-4 (uranium tetrafluoride) and UF-6 (uranium hexafluoride), molecular compounds used in the enrichment process, in nuclear centrifuges in Iran.
El Baradei did not say to what extent the uranium had been enriched and nor does the report, which he will formally present to the IAEA's board of governors when they meet on September 8-11.
The governors could decide at that meeting to refer the matter to the UN Security Council, a step which carries the threat of sanctions.
The document has already been handed over to representatives of the IAEA board's 35 member countries and many say it belies Iran's claim that its only aim is to produce 6,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity by 2020.
"IAEA inspectors found two different types of highly enriched particles. You do not need that to make nuclear power," one Western diplomat told AFP.
Others said uranium reprocessing was too costly to enable Iran to reduce its energy bill and that it could use its facilities to produce plutonium for a nuclear bomb
Originally posted by marg6043
I can go on and on and on, yes I make a mistake but the truth is Israel owns the US.
[edit on 18-2-2005 by marg6043]
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Most of Europe and the US is seeing a decline in nuclear power plants.
I can see the arguement that they are not cost effective nuclear power some $3,000 to $4,000 per kilowatt of capacity. By contrast, new gas-fired combined cycle plants using the latest jet engine technology cost $400-$600 per kilowatt, and wind turbines are being installed at less than $1,000 per kilowatt.
So whys Iran want them so bad again? So they can make more money selling oil? Hardly seems profitable. The other reason because there is going to be a oil shortage don't seem to fly as most of the world dont seem to worried about that and they arent sitting on oceans of oil.
You can argue that they are worried about having there soft water reactor fuel supply cut off, but agian they sit on huge natural energy reserves. BTW how often do you have to refuel the things?
as posted by Marg
I will be very cautious about it, and for onces may be Russia will come clean after its visit to Iran.
Originally posted by RichardPrice
Why shouldnt they want them? Seriously, what right does the US have in dictating what another country can or cant do. So far all thats happened is the US have screamed and shouted about Irans nuclear ambitions, without any proof at all, while other countries and sources have concluded that Iran is in no way breaching any agreements at all.
Originally posted by firestarter666
look, the u.s. has more nukes than everyone else in the whole world combined..... isreal has nukes, even russia has them and so do many other countries why cant iran have them??? i say let em have um
lol, probably ganna get slammed for this...