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Latest Iran Safeguards Report Delivered to IAEA Board

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posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 04:30 AM

Medias Silent Over Elberadei's Recent Report!

After the report was circulated, Dr. ElBaradei made the following comments:

"Our task in Iran is to make sure that the Iranian nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes. We are at it for the last five years. In the last four months, in particular, we have made quite good progress in clarifying the outstanding issues that had to do with Iran´s past nuclear activities, with the exception of one issue, and that is the alleged weaponization studies that supposedly Iran has conducted in the past. We have managed to clarify all the remaining outstanding issues, including the most important issue, which is the scope and nature of Iran´s enrichment programme. We have made good progress, with still one issue on our agenda and I call on Iran to act as actively as possible, as fast as possible, for me to be able (to ensure) that all issues, that have to do with Iran´s past nuclear activities, have been clarified.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Related News Links:" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">Mod Edit - Headline: Please use the original story headline from your source.

[edit on 2/24/2008 by Gools]

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 04:30 AM
Elbaradei released his recent report over Iran's nuclear programme in Friday. Did you watch it in TV?No because it's not what they were looking for. I'm going to believe that they don't want Iran not have peacefull programme!Because it is against their will to put pressure on Iran!
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 11:22 AM

There is nothing new in this report, that's why there is no coverage.

Your sensationalist title ( MODS please correct this) isn't even the title of the article.

Please refrain from perpetuating your sensationalism.

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 11:33 AM
reply to post by Quazga

I think if people started listening to El Baradei, we might run the risk of proceeding with deliberate caution and true conservatism, not likely what our administration wants.

Considering El Baradei's history of accuracy, especially juxtaposed with the misinformation that led up to the Iraq war, combined with this new news: and its presence in main stream media, I really don't think the thread title is sensationalizing anything. I would recommend that the mods leave it as is. Just my opinion of course.

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 12:05 PM
The IAEA report is mentioned in this BBC report:

But it doesn't give as much detail as it should about the report and instead concentrates on the US demands for further sanctions. So, MSM is reporting, but in a limited way and with spin. Even the good old BBC has left much of the detail out.

Would you believe Sec. Rice has said the new IAEA report "is a strong case for a third round of sanctions".

Not sure how she came to that conclusion...

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by Quazga

what article did you read ? apparantly not the one thats linked - maybe some jpost rubbish? cause the IAEA have concluded ALL major aspects of the work plan - including the answer to the enrichment - and the green light for the reactor is ready.

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 01:27 PM
Strange. I see it the other way.
The media is silent because of the damning aspects of the report.

Yahoo News: Iran nuclear plans of "serious concern": U.N. body

In unusually strong wording, the IAEA said Iran had not so far explained documentation pointing to undeclared efforts to "weaponize" nuclear materials by linking uranium processing with explosives and designing of a missile warhead.

"serious concern."
The IAEA said in a report Iran was being more open with U.N. monitors than before but that Tehran was testing technology that could give it the means to enrich uranium much faster.

Iran in the last few months has provided us with visits to many places that enable us to have a clearer picture of Iran's current program," said ElBaradei. "However, that is not in my view sufficient," he said.

The report (PDF) also makes clear that Iran still refuses to comply with the IAEA requirement to allow snap inspections, even though these inspections could clear them of charges of weaponization of nuclear material. They also have not complied with the IAEA request to halt enrichment.

The one major remaining issue relevant to the nature of Iran’s nuclear programme is the alleged studies on the green salt project, high explosives testing and the missile re-entry vehicle. This is a matter of serious concern and critical to an assessment of a possible military dimension to Iran’s nuclear programme. In light of the above, the Agency is not yet in a position to determine the full nature of Iran’s nuclear programme.

The Agency has recently received from Iran additional information similar to that which Iran had previously provided pursuant to the Additional Protocol, as well as updated design information. However, this information has been provided on an ad hoc basis and not in a consistent and complete manner. The Director General has continued to urge Iran to implement the Additional Protocol at the earliest possible date.

Contrary to the decisions of the Security Council, Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities, having continued the operation of PFEP and FEP. In addition, Iran started the development of new generation centrifuges. Iran has also continued construction of the IR-40 reactor and operationof the Heavy Water Production Plant.

[edit on 2/24/08 by makeitso]

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 02:20 PM
OK, Well here is how it is. Iran years ago had AQ Kahn as a guest where they purchased the bomb design and a set of small Uranium enrichment centrifuges. This is a fact we know. Kahn gave the same things to Libya and Egypt that we know of. Iran already had a nuke plant in the works with Russia so why they needed this stuff from Kahn leads you to only one theory and that is to build a weapon.
Iran has since built allot more of these centrifuges and has them hidden in underground facilities. We know that cause they admit it all the time, As well as saying that they are already a nuclear power. They have given the IAEA copies of a bomb design that they admit that they were working on although its not the same type that AQ Kahn gave them. Iran has been working on its long range missile program at a feverish pace. Iran has also practiced launching their missiles from commercial freighters to give them an option to hit the U.S. with an EMP type weapon. Recently Iran launched a toaster sized satellite into space claiming it to be scientific in nature although with that capability coupled with all the others move them one huge step to be able to send a warhead to any given place on the planet. The Russians have seen this for what it is and has warned them many times since. Iran is in a bad state when it comes to their financial problems so the last thing they are going to do is go on a space exploration when the Iranian leaders are waiting for their Mahdi.
Iran has a tested bomb design, The same that Pakistan has. They have the missiles. They have what it takes to enrich the Uranium to weapons grade. Now what moron wouldn't think that all this is happening underground somewhere in Iran that we don't know about? The Iranian government is the worlds most evil regime and the largest sponsor of terrorism and they want a bomb. The scariest part is that they do not need to test one, They will some day just launch it and the world will pay a huge price for listening to the U.N. So sleep easy at night knowing the great U.N. is watching your backside. Ya right!!!!

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 02:41 PM
reply to post by Sky watcher

Ok lets suppose Iran has a Nuke and has the capabillity to fire it..
Well the US/Israel should attack Iran aswel and kill another million Iranians and later find out that they didnt have any or the capabillity to fire Nukes.
Ahh they got alot of gass though

What next? Ohhh the Syrian agents sneaked it and stole the N.weapon.Now lets attack them and kill another million Syrians and find out later they didnt have any.

We need SOLID evidence showing that Iran has a Nuke or trying to develop it.And no we dont wana see satellite pictures of a farm yard or biscuit factory.

posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 10:42 PM
Hi MakeItSo,
This feels strange to me, because I certainly have no intention of arguing in defense of Iran. I'm no fan of Iran's policies, but I also see no reason in that report that we should be rushing to war, just some questions that still need to be answered.

What I learned in writing courses was that when quoting someone or something, it helps the reader understand that quotes may be in context by placing an elipsis (...) between quoted sections that are separated by removed sections, which are not included in the quotes.

I find that your quotes seem to take all the questionable parts of the report and run them together as if they were related. In fact, they are not. The first one is part of a section that is the most concerning and as such deserves a complete quote:

54. The one major remaining issue relevant to the nature of Iran’s nuclear programme is the alleged studies on the green salt project, high explosives testing and the missile re-entry vehicle. This is a matter of serious concern and critical to an assessment of a possible military dimension to Iran’s nuclear programme. The Agency was able to show some relevant documentation to Iran on 3–5 February 2008 and is still examining the allegations made and the statements provided by Iran in response. Iran has maintained that these allegations are baseless and that the data have been fabricated. The Agency’s overall assessment requires, inter alia, an understanding of the role of the uranium metal document, and clarifications concerning the procurement activities of some military related institutions still not provided by Iran. The Agency only received authorization to show some further material to Iran on 15 February 2008. Iran has not yet responded to the Agency’s request of that same date for Iran to view this additional documentation on the alleged studies. In light of the above, the Agency is not yet in a position to determine the full nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. However, it should be noted that the Agency has not detected the use of nuclear material in connection with the alleged studies, nor does it have credible information in this regard. The Director General has urged Iran to engage actively with the Agency in a more detailed examination of the documents available about the alleged studies which the Agency has been authorized to show to Iran.

The other quotes come from sections that express less concern about substance as much as about observing proper protocol and response. To imply otherwise is to lose credibility, and our administration has lost a significant amount of that during the spin and lies that led up to our last folley in Iraq.

Of course, not everyone thinks the Iraq war was folley. Many have gotten exceedingly rich on oil, weapons, and heavy infrastructure development, while 1000s of our brave fighting men and women and 100s of thousands of innocents have died, not to mention the economic catastrophe we currently face, which cannot be separated from the unprecedented spending and subsidies of this administration that should have been doing a better job of protecting our economy and supporting infrastructure here at home.

If Iran really does have a nuclear weapons program, let's figure that out and then decide what to do about it. Perhaps if we were so concerned about acting quickly and with internal and international support, we should have told the truth and spun less in our zeal to attack Iraq. Even so, we can start by spinning less now.

[edit on 24-2-2008 by lifestudent]

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