Bet on it.
Iran has claimed, all along that they were building nuclear facilities for the energy output. Please....Iran needs to grow some balls and just say
that they are working on a bomb....cause they are! The implications of this will be missed by many but be assurd that if Iran obtains a bomb....those
same implications will be felt and then realized...if not already realized.
"70 TO 80 IRANIAN SCIENTISTS SAID TO WORK ON ATOM BOMB"
DeutschePresse via Bloomberg no url
Berlin (dpa) -" A secret group of 70 to 90 Iranian scientists is employed to build a nuclear weapon for Teheran, the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel am
Sonntag was to report on Sunday, quoting ``western intelligence sources''.
The newspaper said Iran had purchased high-voltage switches in Europe of a type that could be used to detonate a nuclear weapon.
Teheran had also bought specialized high-speed cameras and X-ray cameras suitable for recording test blasts.
The Iranians were also known to be developing special explosives of the type used to detonate nuclear weapons. The paper said the team was coordinated
by personnel from both the Revolutionary Guards and the Defence Ministry in Teheran."
"US PROBE FRENCH FIRM-IRAN NUKE CONNECTION."
The News International ^ | September 06 2003
WASHINGTON: "The United States is investigating a French firm’s alleged illegal diversion to Iran of US-made specialty pumps that can be used for
nuclear reactors, The Washington Times said on Friday.
The US Treasury and Commerce departments are investigating French firm Technip-Coflexip for possible violations of licensing rules, export controls on
sales of oil and gas equipment to Iran and of a 1996 US law that penalizes foreign companies that invest in the Iranian and Lybian oil and gas
Earlier, diplomats in Vienna said Washington has drafted a resolution accusing Iran of violating its UN nuclear obligations ahead of next week’s key
meeting of the UN atomic energy watchdog’s governing board.
One diplomat familiar with the draft resolution said Washington had given the draft to some of the 35 nations on the governing board of the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to see if it had a chance of getting it approved next week. "The resolution says Iran is guilty of
non-compliance and should go to the Security Council," a diplomat informed."
"IRAN: MOSCOW, TEHRAN FAIL TO AGREE ON RETURN OF NUCLEAR FUEL."
RFE/RL ^ | 9/6/03
Moscow, 6 September 2003 (RFE/RL) -- "Talks between Russia and Iran have still failed to resolve the question of the return of spent fuel to Russia
from Iran's nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
Russia is helping Iran build the nuclear power plant at Bushehr. But, under strong international pressure -- particularly from the U.S. -- Russia has
demanded that Iran return spent fuel from the plant. The U.S. has accused Tehran of seeking to develop its nuclear weapons program.
Russia's Atomic Energy Ministry said today it would not start delivering fuel for the Bushehr plant until an agreement is reached on the return of
the fuel once it is used."
"BUSH ON WARPATH OVER UN's SHOCK REPORT ON IRAN A-BOMB (Dubya is Angry!)"
The Daily Telegraph ^ | 09/07/2003 | Con Coughlin
"America will tomorrow demand that the United Nations takes urgent action to prevent Iran acquiring the atom bomb as fears mount that Teheran is on
course to develop a nuclear weapons capability within two years.
United States officials will make the demand at a special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna that has been arranged to
consider a 10-page report by Mohammed al-Baradei, the agency's director-general, into the state of Iran's nuclear programme.
Washington has already expressed deep concern about the discovery of traces of weapons grade uranium found in soil samples taken from one of Iran's
top secret nuclear facilities last July.
In his report, a copy of which has been obtained by The Telegraph, Mr al-Baradei lists serious concerns raised by UN weapons inspectors about the
scope of Iran's nuclear programme, which Teheran continues to insist is aimed at developing a nuclear power industry."
I would be interested to hear what many think of this possible development.
[Edited on 7-9-2003 by Seekerof]