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There is a sore need for a regime change, but the current leadership has made sure it won't happen through open elections.
Iran is not close to having a nuclear weapon, which gives the United States and others time to try to persuade Tehran to abandon its suspected atomic arms program, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday.
"They're not close to a stockpile, they're not close to a weapon at this point...
Just having uranium IN ANY QUANTITY does not mean one is on the way to a bomb. Iran has ALWAYS had enough uranium to make a bomb, because Iran, like Iraq, has plenty of naturally occurring uranium ore.
The deciding factor whether one is making a bomb is the LEVEL of enrichment of that uranium.
One more time, the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Association) has confirmed that Iran's supply of Uranium is enriched to the levels required for a power station. NONE of it is enriched enough to make a weapon.
This is just a repeat of the bomb scare used to sell us the war in Iraq.
And if I were you, I would be insulted that they think you are dumb enough to fall for it.
Milled uranium ore — U3O8, or "yellowcake" — is dissolved in nitric acid, yielding a solution of uranyl nitrate UO2(NO3)2. Pure uranyl nitrate is obtained by solvent extraction, then treated with ammonia to produce ammonium diuranate ("ADU", (NH4)2U2O7). Reduction with hydrogen gives UO2, which is converted with hydrofluoric acid (HF) to uranium tetrafluoride, UF4. Oxidation with fluorine finally yields UF6.
The gas centrifuge process, where gaseous uranium hexafluoride (UF6) is separated by the difference in molecular weight between 235UF6 and 238UF6 using high-speed centrifuges, has become the cheapest and leading enrichment process (lighter UF6 concentrates in the center of the centrifuge).
Originally posted by yellowcard
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by Foppezao
Maybe instead of using all their oil supplies they would rather sell it,use nuclear plants to power themselves and make a shiny penny selling oil to other countries? makes sense...
Then why don't they use their huge desert to make solar and wind powered farms? It would actually be cheaper, and there would be no waste, Iran obviously has ulterior motives, whether you agree with action or not (and I don't.)
Originally posted by JesusSaves2008
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe
Before you go disregarding Biblical prophecy you might want to do your research and discover that EVERY SINGLE PROPHECY SO FAR HAS COME TO PASS. Not just one, not just a couple but every single thing that God said would happen has happened.