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Russia To Aid Iran In Nuclear Dispute (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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The head of the Russian Atomic Energy Organization has said he believes the current situation regarding the Iranian nuclear position should be be resolved using diplomatic means, via the IAEA.

Sergei Kiriyekno also told reporters, after visiting Bushehr power plant, that his visit had involved the signing of an agreement aimed at securing increased Russo-Iranian cooperation.

Mr Kiriyenko also said he believed the controversial nuclear facility could now be completed as a result of the removal of spent fuel to Russia.
 



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"Russia believes that Iran has legitimate right to use nuclear energy. Of course, Iran is also ready to provide the international community with 'objective guarantee' to ensure that Iranian nuclear program will not be diverted to produce weapons," the Russian official said.

He said that the agreement included cooperation in the field of energy, development of North-South Corridor, Russian Gazprom's cooperation with Iran in developing Iranian gas fields, setting up of gas reservoirs, export of cars to Russia and purchase of Russian airplanes.


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Given that Russia has historical ties with Iran, the proposal to act as go between is not suprising, although such a move should remind us that Iran does have powerful allies.

The commitment to further economic interaction, particularly within the energy sector, appears to be further confirmation that, give any future conflict in the region, Russia would become involved.

As events progress, the idea of Mr Ahmadinejad being an agent provocateur in what is, I believe, an essentially economic conflict, is becoming more appealing.

[edit on 26-2-2006 by KhieuSamphan]

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apc

posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 08:16 AM
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Ah yes here we go again.

So much for the Cold War being over. Think we'll actually push the button this time around? ... Me too.



posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 11:39 AM
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Doesn't seem like the deal with Russia has too much relevancy with stories like this:


Iran Leader: U.S. Should Give Up Nukes -CBS News

Iran's president said Monday that his country supports calls for making the Middle East a nuclear arms-free zone, but he also urged the United States and Russia to give up all their atomic weapons as a threat to the region's stability.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not mention an agreement in principle reached Sunday by Iran and Russia to move Iran's uranium enrichment work to Russian soil, which would allow closer international monitoring of Tehran's suspect nuclear program.

In Tokyo on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told his Japanese counterpart, Taro Aso, that Iran has the right to pursue research and will not abandon its nuclear program, Japan's Foreign Ministry said.


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Iran says 'no reason' to back down in nuclear dispute -Middle East Times

TEHRAN -- Iran said on Monday that there was "no reason" for it to back down in a dispute over its nuclear program, casting fresh doubt on the prospect of Russia being able to broker an 11th-hour compromise.

The comment from Ali Hosseini-Tash, one of Iran's nuclear negotiators, came as Moscow urged the Islamic republic to return to a voluntary freeze of sensitive enrichment work that could deliver the clerical regime the capacity to make a bomb.

"Iran has predicted and studied the consequences of any possible Security Council decision. There is no reason for Iran to retreat," Hosseini-Tash was quoted as saying by state television.

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Iran testing 20-centrifuge nuclear cascade - IAEA

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has begun testing a cascade of 20 centrifuges at its Natanz pilot uranium-enrichment plant, pressing ahead with efforts to purify nuclear fuel in defiance of world pressure, a nuclear watchdog report said on Monday.

The confidential report by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran had also begun substantial renovations of Natanz's system handling UF6 gas, which is converted by centrifuges into enriched atomic fuel.

It said the cascade of 20 centrifuge machines began to undergo vacuum testing on February 22.

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With this load of doublespeak ans actions that show no intention of not developing nuclear weaponds, it indicates no breakthroughs or compromises have been reached.

Conclusion: Iran is stalling for time and that's all.
Allah gets nukes, news at 11..

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posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher
Allah gets nukes, news at 11..

Allah already has nukes. Remember Pakistan? The one that the United States publically berated for joining the nuclear club in 1998? The one that is now a close US ally and one that President Bush will pesonally visit soon. The one with a military dictator at the helm with no intentions of relinquishing the Presidency to a democratically elected candidate.

Say what you like but atleast Ahmadinejad was democratically elected, which is more than can be said about both Musharaf and Bush Jnr.



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