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Russia, Iran Agree to Uranium Enrichment Venture

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posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 08:20 AM
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Iran's nuclear chief said Sunday that Moscow and Tehran had agreed in principle to set up a joint uranium enrichment venture, Russian news reports said.

Gholamreza Aghazadeh, who heads Iran's Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the two nations had agreed in principle on Moscow's proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia, the ITAR-Tass and Interfax news agencies reported.

AP News Via Yahoo


Now word on whether Iran will end its own enrichment program, but it is a step in the right direction.

Even though they are not currently in violation of the NPT, and have every right to enrich their own fuel like many other Nations, Iran is under greater threat than any other nation in the world.

Can war be averted, or is Bush set on it?




posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 08:26 AM
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I would assume Iran will agree to shut down its own enrichment program if this deal goes through, otherwise what's the point?

This is going to be worth watching either way, the reactions of the powers that be to this development will tell us a lot about their true intentions.



posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Chris McGee
I would assume Iran will agree to shut down its own enrichment program if this deal goes through, otherwise what's the point?


The point is that Irans facility will not be online for quite some time.

They have less than two hundred centrifuges now with a capacity of 50,000 in the future, but even that is not enough to provide all the fuel for all the reactors they are planning to build.

These are but tests of the designs.

It would take decades to produce a weapon with that, and cannot produce enough fuel to be practical.

Iran needs steady supply nuclear fuel in the very near future when its reactor goes online, and will need even more in the long run.

Without a secondary source they can't meet their demands.



 
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