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NEWS: Iran to Eject UN Inspectors?

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posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by TaupeDragonThat's exactly the point isn't it? Why would a PEACEFUL nuclear program (which is what the Iranians claim they are up to) need secrecy?


Because the Israelis want to bomb their project.




posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by Frosty

Because the Israelis want to bomb their project.


Yeah, no kidding..


You think they saw what happened to the Iraqi's nuclear program?



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 05:44 PM
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Let's see in what ways Iran has complied.



Iran opens secret nuclear plant

Journalists have been allowed to accompany Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on his first official visit to the Natanz nuclear facility.
Natanz, some 250km (150 miles) south of Tehran, was a closely-guarded secret until late 2002 when its existence was revealed by an Iranian exile group.


Excerpted from.
news.bbc.co.uk...



Iran ‘has secret nuclear lab’
Peter Conradi

IRAN is working on a secret nuclear programme for military purposes despite its promise to halt all uranium enrichment activities, a German news magazine claimed yesterday.

Citing documents from an unnamed intelligence agency, Der Spiegel said Iran had set up a laboratory in a secret tunnel near a nuclear facility in Isfahan. This would be able to produce large amounts of uranium hexafluoride gas which could, in turn, be used to enrich uranium — a vital component for a nuclear bomb.

Orders to build the tunnel were given last month by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, the magazine said.


Excerpted from.
www.timesonline.co.uk...



Iran plans secret 'nuclear university' to train scientists
By Con Coughlin
(Filed: 20/03/2005)

The Iranian government has given approval for the establishment of a secret nuclear research centre to train its scientists in all aspects of atomic technology, The Telegraph can reveal.

Recent reports received by Western intelligence show that Teheran has recently approved the establishment of a faculty of applied nuclear engineering that will be attached to the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI).


Excerpted from.
www.telegraph.co.uk.../news/2005/03/20/wiran20.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/03/20/ixportal.html



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Frosty
Whether it is done in secret, does this make any difference? The US government kept secret its program to build long range bombers capable of carrying nuclear payloads, as well as various spyplanes, nuclear strike missiles, and airforce bases. Not familiar with Area-51? Search ATS.
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the npt demands them to be open about nuclear tech, not us...



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
good for Iran they have done enough and so far has just been kicked in the face.

they did things that arent required by UN laws


they hid their program, then now started enrichment without any agreement, thats 2 violations, booting inspectors would be a 3rd violation.



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by namehere
they hid their program, then now started enrichment without any agreement, thats 2 violations, booting inspectors would be a 3rd violation.


They didn't need an agreement to resume enriching uranium. They voluntarily stopped in the first place.



the npt demands them to be open about nuclear tech, not us...


The NPT also demands that we reduce numbers of nuclear weapons, we haven't done that have we?

I'm not trying to promote Iran's actions, I just want to point out that they aren't doing anything we ourselves haven't done or wouldn't do in the same situation. Remember, they've had hostile forces on their borders for decades - Saddam's Iraq, and now the US occupied Afghanistan and Iraq on two sides, and the sabers are rattling every day. We're not blameless in this situation.

I don't think Iran should be allowed to possess nuclear weapons, but I think it should be left to the Israeli's to take out Iran's labs and reactors. It's Israel that can justify the threat, they have the ability, and it's in their own best interest to act alone. US involvement would turn the middle east against us..



[edit on 1/13/2006 by mythatsabigprobe]



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe


the npt requires non-nuclear states who are signatoris to set agreements which prove a peaceful intent before doin aything with nuclear tech or research.

"Each non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes to accept safeguards, as set forth in an agreement to be negotiated and concluded with the International Atomic Energy Agency in accordance with the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Agencys safeguards system, for the exclusive purpose of verification of the fulfillment of its obligations assumed under this Treaty with a view to preventing diversion of nuclear energy from peaceful uses to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. Procedures for the safeguards required by this article shall be followed with respect to source or special fissionable material whether it is being produced, processed or used in any principal nuclear facility or is outside any such facility. The safeguards required by this article shall be applied to all source or special fissionable material in all peaceful nuclear activities within the territory of such State, under its jurisdiction, or carried out under its control anywhere."

it sets no date, it doesnt say "you have to disarm".

Declaring their intention to achieve at the earliest possible date the cessation of the nuclear arms race and to undertake effective measures in the direction of nuclear disarmament,

how are we to blame? how does iraq or afghanistan constitute reason for iran violating the npt? they violated it even before either war.

iran signed the npt, forfeighting any right to nuclear weapons, they agreed toaccept these limitations period.



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
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The NPT also demands that we reduce numbers of nuclear weapons, we haven't done that have we?


And Russia has not reduced the numbers of their nuclear weapons either, despite all the aid that has been sent to them for this purpose only, most of which comes from the U.S., neither has China.

Perhaps we should concentrate on this thread on Iran, and not on what the U.S. or any other country have or have not done.

[edit on 13-1-2006 by Muaddib]



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 07:28 PM
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Both the US and Russia have significantly reduced the numbers of their own nuclear weapons.
The number is still ridiculously high.

One nuclear weapon would not destroy Israel. Ten possibly could.

If Israel acts like a spoiled brat with a nuclear bomb then Iran will act like, hmmmm, Ayatollah Khomeini with a nuclear bomb.


I applaud civilian power reactors. If they wanted it for exclusively civilian uses, i.e. economics, then there would be no reason to pursue uranium enrichment. They could buy uranium, have it enriched to reactor grade somewhere else and then put it in their reactors. All in a fully open program.

But they didn't do that.



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by mbkennel
Both the US and Russia have significantly reduced the numbers of their own nuclear weapons.
The number is still ridiculously high.


Russia has not reduced, or taken care of, many of their nuclear weapons which they were supposed to dismantle in the accord with the other G8 nations, despite the Russian government recieving most of the money which these nations were sending to Russia for that purpose.


Originally posted by mbkennel
One nuclear weapon would not destroy Israel. Ten possibly could.


One would be more than enough to destroy any possible retaliation by Israel. BTW, Israel is about 20,330 sq km, a bit smaller than New Jersey.


Originally posted by mbkennel
If Israel acts like a spoiled brat with a nuclear bomb then Iran will act like, hmmmm, Ayatollah Khomeini with a nuclear bomb.


Where have officials of Israel stated they will attack Iran with a nuclear bomb?... Or that they are going to wipe Iran off the map?


[edit on 13-1-2006 by Muaddib]



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