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Highly enriched uranium found in Iran

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posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 01:29 PM
This uranium is enriched much higher than the levels needed for their 'peaceful energy' program.
Any explinations from the 'Iranian peaceful energy' supporters?

Highly enriched uranium found in Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran.

The discovery marked the third instance that highly enriched uranium was found at an Iranian facility, but the IAEA said the nuclear fingerprint on the new discovery does not match that found on earlier samples, which the agency had concluded came from contaminated equipment from Pakistan, The New York Times reported Friday.

The 6-page IAEA report did not identify where the uranium might have originated or whether it was connected to a secret nuclear program in Iran. The country has insisted that its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy, a task that would use uranium enriched at much lower levels than that found by the IAEA inspectors.


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posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 07:52 PM
But in this case, the agency's six-page report to the UN Security Council withheld judgement about where the material came from and whether it could be linked to a secret nuclear program. At high enough enrichment levels, uranium can be used to fuel bombs. The report confirmed that Iran had continued producing enriched uranium on a small scale and at relatively low levels at its vast Natanz plant. The United Nations has demanded that Iran stop such production.

It really states the report was the discovery of particles of highly enriched uranium on a container at a waste storage site not far from Tehran. They were sent for testing a year ago obtained the result only a few weeks a go.
So the so called enriched particles were found in a dump site on a container not in the container.
What we are seeing and hearing is at best controlled information output, so why jump on something from a year ago and with no absolute proof it came from Iran.

We do know that Iran has not stopped its enrichedment process but its only doing about a 10% enrichment with about fifty machines.
I believe Iran needs 1500 enrichment machines to make one bomb and their a long way from the bomb.
However, We need to look to China and ask is China moving material for bomb making into Iran and helping them develop the means and final result.
The above news stories only give half the story and moves one to think that Iran has the ability to produce weapons grade material.

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