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Iran holds enough uranium for bomb

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Iran holds enough uranium for bomb


www.ft.com

Iran has now built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.

They said Iran had now accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz. If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.
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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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In spite of all the previous denials by iran and all their apologists and appeasers to the contrary, the UN now admits that iran is on the brink of being able to build their first nuclear weapon.

This is not material needed for a power plant, this is the kind of material you use for weapons.

Let's see how well Obama's plans for negotiation work based on this very scary news.

www.ft.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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Eh Centurion, we know you're a warmongerer, it's not working here.

And the Financial Times... come on. There's nothing more neo-con than that.

In other news, the Financial Times have enough dumb readers to blow up the earth.


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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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Iran is the most powerful and stable country in the Middle East. If any country in the Middle East deserves to have nukes it's Iran.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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reply to post by Vitchilo
 


Eh, the point of this post was to point out the iranian lies on this issue and also the appeasers and apologists that support them.

How's the view down there with your head stuck in the sand?




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
reply to post by Vitchilo
 


Eh, the point of this post was to point out the iranian lies on this issue and also the appeasers and apologists that support them.

How's the view down there with your head stuck in the sand?



....... and the US Government has never lied before?

Gimme a break!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Wotan

Originally posted by centurion1211
reply to post by Vitchilo
 


Eh, the point of this post was to point out the iranian lies on this issue and also the appeasers and apologists that support them.

How's the view down there with your head stuck in the sand?



....... and the US Government has never lied before?

Gimme a break!


For further comments on alleged U.S. lies, please do an ATS search for an appropriate thread. This thread is on iranian lies about their nuclear ambitions and also the people here that are apologists for them.

***hands you a mirror***




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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So what you are saying is ....... If a country is building a 'secret weapon' then it should SHOUT IT OUT to the world, just to give them some warning.

Of course a country is going to lie to the world about building a nuclear weapon .... the west did it, russia and china did it, india did it, pakistan did it, south africa did it and so did israel.

Good for Iran i say, finally an equaliser to Israel. So much for world sanctions



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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Man oh man, you people, I swear. Having enough fissile material means nothing unless they can prove that Iran is specifically intending to further enrich it, and then on top of that, relocate it to place they can. And in that very article itself it says:


However, UN officials emphasise that in order to produce fissile material Iran would have to reconfigure its Natanz plant to produce high enriched uranium rather than low enriched uranium – a highly visible step that would take months – or to shift its stockpile to another clandestine site.

No such sites have been proved to exist, although for decades Iran hid evidence of its nuclear programme.

A senior UN official added that countries usually waited until they had an enriched uranium stockpile sufficient for several bombs before proceeding to develop fissile material. But he conceded that Iran now had enough enriched uranium for one bomb.


This is just more warmongering, and futile attempts at vilifying Iran. If Russia felt this way, it would not continue to fuel Iran's reactors. If Iran gets to the point where it is clear they are:

1) Intending to further enrich
2) relocating this stockpile to a facility to do so
3) actually do so

Then and only then is there a clear cut case. And even at that point it still doesn't clear Israel's hypocrisy with the matter, or give Israel or anyone else the right to attack them solely on that basis. :shk:

[edit on Thu Feb 19th 2009 by TrueAmerican]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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Funny how a US intelligence agency came out only a few weeks ago and said that Iran was NO!! threat and did not have enough to make One bomb.....Makes you wonder who has the bigger agenda ??



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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First of all who gives the right to the US to dictate what sort of weapons another country should have. US spends more on its military than both China and Russia put together and god knows what sort of secret weapons they have developed.

The article says that the Uranium should be further processed so that it can be used for a nuclear weapon. So far Iran does not have the technology to further process that uranium and if they do I say Good on them. There is nothing to be scared of if they did produce a nuclear weapon as we know that the US military has capability to neutralize their weapon before they use it. The good thing is that Iran will have more bargaining power and I strongly believe that this will stabilize the Middle East.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:55 PM
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Big Deal! Pakistan already has several nuclear weapons in their unstable regime. Who knows they are probably for sell. They just released AQ Khan from house arrest.

Just gotta relax and go with the flow!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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What is the big deal here.

Israel has 200.

The US should give them one.

Go ahead----make my day----use the sombitch!



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss
Big Deal! Pakistan already has several nuclear weapons in their unstable regime. Who knows they are probably for sell. They just released AQ Khan from house arrest.

Just gotta relax and go with the flow!


Not to mention North Korea. They have been threatening South Korea for war and there is no doubt that they will used their nuclear weapon in a war.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:31 PM
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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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I have a big problem with a country that hangs 14 year old girls in public because they spoke harshly , having material to build a nuke.
This is also a country which instead of hanging the rapists of a young girl , hanged the girl !!

Iran is morally unstable imho.

Also , Iran is a big country. Who's to say they dont have another secret site inside a mountain somewhere. Its possible the inspectors havent seen all their capability

Its mad that Iraq had wmds then they didnt , but Iran had none and now they are close to having one. US intel is rubbish.....what are all those satellites for if they cant see this going on ??


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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:53 PM
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Wrong, it is entirely related.

The US lied, about the same stuff, 10 years ago.. look where that got us.
And your saying now its not noteworthy, being the same international gorups are once again saying the same accusations against a different country?

Secondly


They said Iran had now accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz. If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.

“It appears that Iran has walked right up to the threshold of having enough low enriched uranium to provide enough raw material for a single bomb,” said Peter Zimmerman, a former chief scientist of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency


Australia probably has hundreds of tonnes of uranium that its mined.
Its actually useless, because, as the article sates

'' If such a quantity were further enriched ''

you know how much work is required in enriching it to weapons grade?




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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You also seemed to have ignored these:


Do they have enough low enriched uranium to produce a significant quantity [enough high enriched uranium for a bomb]?” he asked. “In theory this is possible, [although] with the present configuration at Natanz it isn’t.”





However, UN officials emphasise that in order to produce fissile material Iran would have to reconfigure its Natanz plant to produce high enriched uranium rather than low enriched uranium – a highly visible step that would take months – or to shift its stockpile to another clandestine site.

No such sites have been proved to exist, although for decades Iran hid evidence of its nuclear programme.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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I can't believe what I am reading here. I can't believe that people believe that it is right or a good thing that Iran has the ability to create a nuclear weapon. A weapon of mass destruction which have proven its destructive power twice in WWII, and people applaud Iran's capability. It is sickening.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
reply to post by Vitchilo
 


Eh, the point of this post was to point out the iranian lies on this issue and also the appeasers and apologists that support them.

How's the view down there with your head stuck in the sand?



Um, Iran hasn't lied here.

They've constantly been telling everyone they want to enrich uranium for power plants. They can't run on oil forever.

Notice the key word here "IF" they enriched it further?
Wanna hazard a guess as to "WHY" they haven't?

Because they've already made it suitable for power plant use, they don't need to enrich it to the needed aprox 90% pure to make a nuclear bomb... the current levels (last I checked 20%?) is suitable for power plant use.


Dunn dunn dunnnnn... your 'evil' Iran has dastardly plans to make electricity... OH THE HUMANITY!

lol... just... lol.



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