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NEWS: Iran Breaks Nuclear Seals

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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 08:55 AM
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So, Iran appears to be back in business when it comes to 'nuclear research for peaceful purposes'!
Can you hear the sound of military jet engines warming up all over the middle east?
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Iran has removed international seals from a nuclear facility and will begin research there in the coming hours.
The move ends a two-year suspension of research, and could result in Tehran being referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.

France called the move a "grave error", and the UK said the world was running out of patience with Iran



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I could live with nuclear proliferation from India and Pakistan, but Iran? Oh dear.

Seriously, this seems to be ratcheting up now. Has the EU completely failed to make any headway when it comes to negotiations, or is Iran simply playing 'hardball' to try and get lots of concessions and benefits before it backs down to the international community?

TD




posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 08:58 AM
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"The Iranians have begun removing (UN) seals at Natanz in the presence of IAEA inspectors," said a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

The move is considered a violation of the Paris agreement.

These activities are clearly related to enrichment," Cristina Gallach, spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, said by telephone.

An EU diplomat told Reuters on Monday Iran intended to begin producing nuclear fuel using 164 centrifuges at Natanz.

Centrifuges are machines that purify uranium for use in nuclear power plants or weapons.

(source)




[edit on 10-1-2006 by Riwka]



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 08:59 AM
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Reportedly all five UN Security Council members have separately warned Iran against doing this. I'm confident the U.S., UK, and France are all on the same page...let's see if Russia & China's word is any good. If it is, Iran will be dragged before the council probably in as soon as a week for economic sanctions.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 09:00 AM
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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 09:01 AM
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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 02:19 PM
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so?
so what if Iran are going ahead with this?
like any other soverign nation they have a right to produce their own fuel for their energy needs

and on that note if anyone brings russia and its offer to produce the fuel russia has proved how unrelible it is (Ukraine)



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 02:25 PM
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The care and consideration of how they did this, just tells me that they are far more reasonable than we are led to beleive...

I dont think i even heard a mention of the wacky iranian president being involved...

They have still pledged to only do research right now, and not enrichment...
that says a lot.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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The United States warned Iran on Tuesday that the international community would have no choice but to seek action in the United Nations Security Council if Tehran continued to pursue sensitive nuclear activities.




U.S.: Iran could face Security Council if it pursues nuclear activities

"If the regime in Iran continues on the current course and fails to abide by its international obligations there is no other choice but to refer the matter to the Security Council," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

If Iran started nuclear enrichment and reprocessing it would be considered a "serious escalation," he said.



In this article are some possible scenarios about a nuclear Iran listed:





NRO: Let Iran Go Nuclear?

Scenario One, very familiar to U.S. war planners. Tehran closes off the Straits of Hormuz and subjects the world to energy blackmail, an “access denial” strategy.[...]

Scenario Two. Iran launches a ground invasion through southern Iraq and into Kuwait, then, not making the mistake Saddam Hussein made, drive right on into Saudi Arabia. [...]

Scenario Three. The long-awaited democratic revolution begins to develop in Iran. [...]


And by the way, these scenarios assume the Iranian leaders are “rational actors” who won’t just wake up one day and decide that they don’t want to live in a world with New York, Washington, D.C., or a variety of other cities. They send their surrogates out to punish the Great Satan, and the rest is God’s will. Or maybe terrorists or a radical faction within the government get hold of the weapons and use them without permission. Would you gamble your life against the bribe level of an Iranian nuclear-weapons manager?



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 03:04 PM
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Apparently all five permanent members of the security council have each warned Iran they will be brought before the council for sanctions if they take this path.

Expect a special meeting of the UNSC very soon.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 03:23 PM
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The Security Council members might have the heart, but I don't think they have the means to sanction Iran for this.

So far, they haven't broken any rules.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 07:51 AM
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They've also placed their nuclear programme under the direction of the Revolutionary Guard, ie, not just military control, which would be bad enough, but the radical elements of the military.


bodrul
like any other soverign nation they have a right to produce their own fuel for their energy needs

Actually, Iran doesn't have a sovereign right when it comes to nuclear technology. They made an agreement with the international community to receive nuke tech in exchange for guarentees of inspections and verifications and international conditions. If the community placed these seals on this facility, what legal right do they have to break it?

Technically, any nation can break any treaty that it makes with another nation of course.


lazarusthelong
They have still pledged to only do research right now, and not enrichment... that says a lot.

And their word is good for what reason? They have already been in violation of the conditions of the treaty, ie, failing to meet the conditions of the IAEA.


So far, they haven't broken any rules

You mean they haven't broken any rules since the last time they broke the rules.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 10:08 AM
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They've also placed their nuclear programme under the direction of the Revolutionary Guard, ie, not just military control, which would be bad enough, but the radical elements of the military.


Actually, Iran doesn't have a sovereign right when it comes to nuclear technology. They made an agreement with the international community to receive nuke tech in exchange for guarentees of inspections and verifications and international conditions. If the community placed these seals on this facility, what legal right do they have to break it?

Technically, any nation can break any treaty that it makes with another nation of course.


So?
Iran have been threatend with pre emtive strikes on their Reactors and so on
do you expect them to keep it wide open?
in miliatry/Revolutionary Guard its more secure


also by signing the nuclear thingy Iran havent given up the right to nuclear energy or produce fuel for it so please show me where it says a member state of the UN cant produce its own fuel for its nuclear reactors.





You mean they haven't broken any rules since the last time they broke the rules.


so which rules have they broken?

[edit on 11-1-2006 by bodrul]



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 10:13 AM
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I think we should give Iran all the nukes they could ever want...conveniently and quickly delivered by our friendly Minuteman and Trident missiles.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I think we should give Iran all the nukes they could ever want...conveniently and quickly delivered by our friendly Minuteman and Trident missiles.


even so you are a minority
its people like in you (from both sides) that make things worse





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