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Originally posted by bodrul
reply to post by dragonridr
why do people automataicaly hate Jews if they hate israel?
They are so paranoid..And they think nothing of dragging us into there "personal troubles"...gentiles, go yum,...excuse me but,...they think you are less than them to..don't ever forget that...it is sad.
One can evaluate that the supply of the bombs to Israel is intended to limit the [collateral] damage which civilians may suffer, in possible IDF fighting against Hezbollah in Lebanon, against Hamas in Gaza, and perhaps against Nuclear Iranian Installations [which are situated] in populated areas.
The Counter Terrorism Bureau on Monday warned of an immediate and concrete plot by terrorists to kidnap Israelis in Sinai and smuggle them into the Gaza Strip.
The bureau said that Hizbullah, as well as local terror groups, was involved in the plan.
The Islamic Republic Air Force and the IRGC have initiated a joint military exercise with the aim of coordinating their aerial defenses.
“A great number of air bases throughout the country, dozens of fighter planes and all aerial units of the Armed Forces are taking part in this exercise,” a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Air Force, Brigadier Ahmad Miqani, said on Monday.
Miqani reported that the maneuver would be held in three stages, starting with intelligence gathering and electronic warfare operations against naval battle groups of a hypothetical enemy.
The commander said the second and third stages would involve countering attacks against military systems and sites, as well as 'critical and sensitive' locations.
This is the first time that Iran's aerial forces have conducted such an extensive joint military exercise.
The maneuver, dubbed Asemane Velayat comes amid rising speculation of a possible Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
On Sunday, Haaretz reported that the US Department of Defense was planning to sell Israel 1,000 'bunker-buster' bombs capable of taking out fortified nuclear installations in Iran.
The Guided Bomb Unit-39 (GBU-39) is made up of highly advanced smart bombs, which have been developed to target fortified facilities deep underground.
Iran is still blocking attempts to investigate allegations that Teheran carried out research and experiments linked to a nuclear weapons program, said a report released Monday by the UN nuclear agency.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's report is being sent to the UN Security Council.
It also said Teheran was continuing to expand its capabilities to enrich uranium.
The report was posted on the IAEA's internal Web site Monday but was made available to The Associated Press.
Iran says it wants to enrich only to create nuclear fuel, but the process can also be used to create the fissile core of nuclear warheads.
Fears that Iran wants to create nuclear weapons have led to three sets of UN sanctions.
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Iran has steadfastly blocked a U.N. investigation into allegations it tried to make nuclear arms and the probe is now deadlocked, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.
Since its last report in May, "the agency ... has not been able to make any substantive progress," the IAEA report said, calling the impasse a matter of "serious concern."
Running smoothly, 3,000 centrifuges could produce enough nuclear material for a bomb within 18 months.
Additionally, Iran possesses diagrams showing how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads.
The Pentagon will test new 'bunker-busting' bombs capable of obliterating underground nuclear production facilities, a report says.
One of Pentagon's highest-profile projects, according to USA Today, is the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) project.
MOP has developed a precision-guided 30,000-pound (13,600-kilogram) bomb built to deliver 2 tons of explosives after burrowing deep down to reach underground nuclear labs.
An Air Force spokeswoman, Vicki Stein, said the force plans to test the 20-foot-long bomb on B-52 bombers.
The deepest penetrating bunker buster currently at the disposal of the US Air Force is the Guided Bomb Unit 28 (GBU-28), a 5000-pound (2,270 kilogram) laser-guided bomb, capable of penetrating over 100 feet (30 meters) of earth or 20 feet (6 meters) of solid concrete.
An analyst told the paper that the MOP project appears to be directed at attacking Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Tuesday that it has put the elite Revolutionary Guards in charge of defending the country's territorial Persian Gulf waters in what appeared to be a hardening of its stance in the vital oil route.
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran warned on Tuesday that the UN nuclear watchdog should not expect Tehran to address any claim about its nuclear activities, after a damning report on its cooperation with the agency.
"We are against offering the agency an open door once more and that they expect Iran to respond to any claim," said Alaeddin Borujerdi, the head of parliament's national security and foreign affairs commission.
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The U.N. nuclear monitoring agency shared new photos and documents purporting to show that Iran tried to refit its main long-distance missile to carry a nuclear payload, said diplomats who attended the meeting Tuesday.
(AGI) Washington, 16 Sept After the call for new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, proposed yesterday by the United States and then by France 24 hours later, a new meeting of the so-called 5+1 has been set for Friday in Washington, that is of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany: announced Sean McCormack, spokesman for the US State Department, who said that the six countries will discuss the next steps to be taken to convince Tehran to give up it uranium enrichment programme, which was not suspended, as confirmed by the IAEA, The International Atomic Energy Association. The meeting will come a few days before the summit which will take place next week in New York between US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and British, French, Russian, Chinese and German foreign ministers, before the annual opening of the ordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly. Washingto has admitted that the tension with Russia over the conflict in Georgia could make the adoption of the latest provisions Slightly more complicated, while China has stressed that further punitive measures will not solve the Iranian crisis.
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1957 The United States and Iran sign a civil nuclear co-operation agreement as part of the US Atoms for Peace program.
1957 The Institute of Nuclear Science, under the auspices of the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), moves from Baghdad to Tehran, and the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, takes a personal interest in nuclear energy.
1959 The Shah orders the establishment of a nuclear research centre at Tehran University.
1960 Iran arranges to establish a 5MW research centre at Tehran University. The United States is supplying a research reactor, it also sells Iran many hot cells.
11 February 1961 The US Joint Chiefs of Staff suggested to place nuclear weapons in Iran as part of its close links with Iran.
1964 During his visit to the United States the Shah decides to start an ambitious plan for nuclear power.
September 1967 The United States supplies 5.545kg of enriched uranium, of which 5.165kg contain fissile isotopes, to Iran for fuel in a research reactor. The United States also supplies 112kg of plutonium, of which 104kg are fissile isotopes, for use as "start-up sources for research reactor."
November 1967 The 5MWt pool-type, water-moderated research reactor supplied to Iran by GA Technologies of the United States goes critical, using 5.585kg of 93% enriched uranium supplied by the United Nuclear Corporation to the United States.
1 July 1968 Iran signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on the day it is opened for signature. Iran ratifies NPT on 2 February 1970.
March 1974 The Shah announces that Iran intends to generate 23,000MWe at nuclear power plants "as soon as possible." The first reactor in Bushehr nearly completed by 1978.
11 April 1974 US State Department says the United States considers co-operation with Iran in the field of nuclear energy as an alternative means for energy production to be a suitable area for joint collaboration and co-operation. The majority of reactors are to be built by the United States.
June 1974 The Shah says that Iran will have nuclear weapons, "without a doubt and sooner than one would think." ("The Shah Meets the Press," Kayhan International)
June 1974 Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Chairman Akbar Etemad and the Shah travel to Paris, where France and Iran ratify a preliminary agreement for France to supply five 1,000MWe reactors, uranium, and a nuclear research centre to Iran.
June 1974 The United States and Iran reach a provisional agreement for the United States to supply two nuclear power reactors and enriched uranium fuel.
20 October 1974 A State Department document says the United States and Iran are preparing to negotiate an agreement that would permit the sale of nuclear reactors as well as enriched fuel "at levels desired by the Shah." The United States also notifies the Shah of their support for Iran's proposal to buy up to 25% interest in a commercial uranium enrichment plant.
November 1974 Iran signs agreements to purchase two 1200MWe pressurised water reactors (PWRs) from the German firm Kraftwerk Union (KWU) to be installed at Bushehr and two 900 MWe reactors from Framatome of France to be installed at Bandar Abbas. Under the contracts, France and Germany will provide enriched uranium for the initial loading and ten years' worth of reloads. The French reactors are to be built under license from Westinghouse of the United States.
January 1975 US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Iranian Finance Minster Hushang Ansari sign a broad trade agreement that calls for the purchase of eight reactors valued at $6.4 billion. The US Atomic Energy Commission agrees to supply Iran with fuel for two 1,200MWe light water reactors and signs a provisional agreement to supply fuel for as many as six additional reactors with a total power capacity of 8,000MWe.
February 1979 The Islamic revolution in Iran puts an end to nuclear program.