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WAR: Iran Reported to Be Smuggling Nuclear Matter

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posted on May, 21 2005 @ 03:41 AM
An Iranian dissident exiled in the U.S. and a Western diplomat claim that Iran is smuggling materials into Iran that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. The materials, graphite and a certain graphite compound, have peaceful uses, but can also be used in the production of nuclear and conventional warheads, and are therefore covered by international export bans.
With most countries adhering to international agreements banning the sale of such "dual-use" materials to Tehran, Iran has been forced to buy it on the black market, Iranian exile Alireza Jafarzadeh told The Associated Press — allegations confirmed by a senior diplomat familiar with Iran's covert nuclear activities.

"It is not clear how much governments are involved," Jafarzadeh said later in an interview with Associated Press Television News, adding that he believes Iran is "using front companies to deceive other companies, other entities in foreign countries, and they wouldn't know what the destination would be."

While with the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran, Jafarzadeh disclosed information about two hidden nuclear sites in Iran in 2002 that helped uncover nearly two decades of covert Iranian atomic activity — and sparked present fears Tehran wants to build the bomb.

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And so the propaganda campaign against Iran continues. Why do I feel like we've been here before? This whole graphite thing reminds me of the "aluminum tube" farce. Anyway, let's look at who's giving us the information this time.

Firstly we have "a senior diplomat familiar with Iran's covert nuclear activities" who "requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of his position." Well, isn't that convenient? Those anonymous diplomats sure do get around, don't they? They pop up all over the place pointing the finger at the favorite evil regime of the day.

Next up, we have Alireza Jafarzadeh, who is a former member of the quote, "National Coalition of Resistance of Iran". Don't bother searching for any info on this organization, it doesn't exist. Mr. Jafarzadeh was actually a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which is an alias for the terrorist organization Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), an organization which is responsible for the murders of not only innocent Iranians, but also American and British soldiers and civilians. Now the MEK is a CIA asset, is being used to feed the propaganda mill regarding Iraq, and many in Washington are advocating for it to be used to spark violent revolution in Iran.
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posted on May, 22 2005 @ 08:30 PM
Tehran is taking an aggressive stance ahead of the crisis talks in Europe this Wednesday, warning the EU3 against referring the Iran nuclear issue to the U.N security council. Iran has stated that such a move would start "a crisis over which the Europeans would have no control".

Iran issues stern warning to Europeans ahead of nuclear talks
Speaking ahead of high-level crisis talks due to be held in Brussels and Geneva this week, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi also warned it would take "unilateral decisions" if it faced diplomatic punishment.

"It is not legally possible to refer our case to the UN Security Council. May counties believe there is no legal basis for it. So if one country pressures others to do it, they will be the losers, and the Islamic republic of Iran would not lose," he told reporters.

"It is then that the Islamic Republic of Iran will feel no obligation or no commitment, and it will act upon unilateral decisions," he warned , without elaborating.

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posted on May, 22 2005 @ 08:56 PM
Not trying to beat a dead horse here or anything.But isnt that the same thing we heard from Iraqi exiles just before the war started? I believe it not only included Nuke aspects, but humanitarian abuses as well. Just going off of memory here so I could be wrong.

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