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China reveals Iran's nuclear secrets to UN

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posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:43 PM

China reveals Iran's nuclear secrets to UN

China has betrayed one its closest allies by providing the United Nations with intelligence on Iran's efforts to acquire nuclear technology, diplomats have revealed.

Concern over Tehran's secretive research programme has increased in recent weeks after officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, discovered that Iran had obtained information on how to manufacture nuclear-armed weapons.

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posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:43 PM
I wonder whats up with China. The must have got pissed at Iran for something, or got bribed with something they could not pass on.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:46 PM
What a snitch!

What did IRAN do to be dissed by CHINA?

Strange turn of events.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by pluckynoonez

Maybe they think people will not think there all bad if they turn in Iran hoping people will forget about Tibet befor the olympics.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:55 PM
I guess this might be causing some problems for them to.

Chinese designs for centrifuges that refine uranium into a "weaponised" state have been found in Iran but these are thought to have come through a network controlled by the disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan.

John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, said suspicions over the leakage of technology from China to Iran had long centred on uranium enrichment technology and their bilateral ballistic missile trade.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 10:22 PM
very interesting new fresh developments. I would like to look into more sources and information before jumping to conclusions.

However, the timing of this information being leaked into public is very peculiar considered the recent developments in the world theater, after all

A spokesman for the IAEA said it did not comment on intelligence it received from its members.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 10:45 PM
It might be an April 1 thing.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 11:13 PM
I found this from a month ago.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) disclosed that the Iranian regime's nuclear weapons program has entered from "Readiness" to "Deployment" phase by establishing a center for command and control to obtain nuclear bomb.

Mr. Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NCRI revealed that a new center known as "Field for Expansion and Deployment of Advanced Technologies" has been setup since April 2007 in Lavizan-2 site to replace the old center which was established in 2004.

The NCRI said the Iranian regime was also actively pursuing production of nuclear warheads at a site named Khojir, southeast of Tehran.

Seems the information is gtifting in from different sources. So is this just a trickle of evidence for a preemptive atack on Iran. Sounds like the kind of info just befor the preemptive atack on Iraq.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 11:17 PM
Maybe China and the U.S. are closer friends than all of you have been led to believe.

I wouldn't trust the media if I was you and instead take what they do present and turn off the dialogue.

Looks like China and the U.S. of A. are teaming up to get this mid east take over rolling.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 11:29 PM
Man, I wonder what Russia will say now about the missile defense system in Eastern Europe.

posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 11:32 PM
China is meeting their treaty obligations as an IAEA member.

China doesn't have anything to gain from Iran getting nukes, they also have a lot to lose (namely oil supplies) from a US-Iran war.

So they are exerting some soft power to let the Iranians know they are not being given an entirely free hand, to keep them from doing anything stupid.

Though it's kind of funny the tidbit that Iran's centrifuges may have come from Pakistan.

Considering that Pakistan's nuclear weapons programs is apparently really Saudi Arabia's (Iran's true greatest rival) nuclear program - turns out they funded it.

What do you want to bet it's not Iran that has the first nukes in the Gulf region, but Saudi Arabia?

That would be a little embarrassing to the neocons, were it to come out...

[edit on 4/2/08 by xmotex]

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 12:06 AM
Found new source for this

China and Russia have acted as a brake within the Security Council, consistently watering down a U.S.-led push to impose severe penalties on Tehran. A Chinese decision to provide information for a probe into Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program could be a sign of growing international unease about the Islamic republic's denials that it never tried to make nuclear weapons.

The new development was revealed to The Associated Press by two senior diplomats who closely follow the IAEA probe of Iran's nuclear program.

The IAEA declined comment and no one answered the phone Wednesday at either the Chinese or Iranian missions to the IAEA.

The diplomats — who requested anonymity because their information was confidential — said China was the most surprising of a substantial list of nations that have recently forwarded information that could be relevant in attempts to probe past or present nuclear weapons research by Iran.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters Wednesday that he could not confirm that China had provided information on Iran.

"We've worked very well with China on the issue overall," McCormack said.

"We have known or felt for some time that both in the ballistic missile field and in the nuclear field there has been cooperation for some time," he said in a interview. "The Chinese have systematically denied cooperation in the nuclear field."

[edit on 3-4-2008 by JBA2848]

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 12:13 AM
Perhaps China finally understands Islamo's want to take them over too. Can't have two bullies on the same street corner.............let someone else (UN) take away the competition.........

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 07:54 AM
I really doubt. Too fancy to believe. Isn't this a piece of April Fool news?

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posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 08:44 AM
Wasn't Iran also dealing with North Korea in this regards? I wouldn't put it past NK to do this from all the money that traded hands a year or so ago with them.
NK would probably also play middle man in trading these technologies regardless of their original origin.

No doubt it's Irans ambition to catch up with Israel and their alleged hundreds of nukes. There was a story about nuclear armed Israeli subs awhile back.

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 11:23 AM
Found another source for the story now from fox news. So I dont think this is a April fools joke.

VIENNA, Austria — China, an opponent of harsh U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran, has nonetheless recently provided the International Atomic Energy Agency with intelligence linked to Tehran's alleged attempts to make nuclear arms, diplomats have told The Associated Press.

Still seems Associated Press was the source of the story though.

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 11:28 AM
Another source but they added a twist.

Misleading documents?
One of the diplomats said the agency was also on the lookout for misleading information provided to it, either inadvertently or in attempts to falsely implicate Iran. One example, he said was a document showing experiments with implosion technology that can be used to detonate a nuclear device.

While the document appeared genuine, it was unclear whether it originated from Iran, said the diplomat.

Suspected weapons-related work outlined in the February presentation and IAEA reports preceding it include:

uranium conversion linked to high explosives testing and designs of a missile re-entry vehicle, all apparently interconnected through involvement of officials and institutions

procurement of so-called "dual use" equipment and experiments that also could be used in both civilian and military nuclear programs, and

Iran's possession of a 15-page document outlining how to form uranium metal into the shape of a warhead.
A U.S. intelligence estimate late last year said Tehran worked on nuclear weapons programs until 2003, while Israel and other nations say such work continued past that date.

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 12:17 PM
This source
refutes the claim.

Not surprising, but I thought I'd throw it into the mix...

posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 12:21 PM
Is this story just another "intel" revelation from the usual sources, those that are pressing for war?

It seems the Chinese are denying any involvement in this issue.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Thursday that the report was "totally groundless and out of ulterior motives.''

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