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New data suggests military aspect to Iran's nuclear work: IAEA

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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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New data suggests military aspect to Iran's nuclear work: IAEA


www.reuters.com

For several years, the IAEA has been investigating Western intelligence reports indicating Iran has coordinated efforts to process uranium, test explosives at high altitude and revamp a ballistic missile cone so it can take a nuclear warhead.

Iran has dismissed the allegations as forged.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 24 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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The nine page report said Iran's total output of low-enriched uranium since early 2007 had reached 4.1 tons, up from 3.6 tons in February, an amount that experts say could provide material for at least two bombs, if refined much further.

Apparently the Stuxnet computer worm did slow Iran's nuclear program for a while but it looks like they found a work around...

Odd thing is this news story brings up the subject of the Stuxnet worm so many times I came away thinking the IAEA had something to do with it???

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



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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Nothing is going stop Iran from becoming a Nuclear Weapon Club member...... it's too far along and we have waited too long to do anything now to stop them short of bombing those sites into rubble. The only thing that could stop it would be the "Arab Spring" turning into a "Persian Summer" of revolt.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Until we get rid of every single warhead we own, we have no right to tell Iran, or any other country they can't persue nuclear capabilities. What the hell gives us the right to tell everyone else what to do while we so blatantly break the same rules? That would be like walking around ticketing cigaratte smokers for smoking in a park, with a damn cigarette sticking out of your mouth. I'm embarrassed at how hypocritical our government is.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by MysticPearl
Until we get rid of every single warhead we own, we have no right to tell Iran, or any other country they can't persue nuclear capabilities.


Umm...do you actually realize how many warheads are on a 3 stage, 1 stage and on a stand by mode based on 2/8/16/24/36/124 alert status. That means, if no incoming traffic is available, the in short, its launched. But it guess it easier to say that everything is handled via fox media. ..... No ?



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Keep in mind your history lessons...
prior to January 1979 Iran was a trusted partner...
we, the US. happily gave them weapons and help start their atomic energy program...



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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ummm yes we do. Two wrongs dont make a right. Just because we have them means they should as well?


Originally posted by MysticPearl
Until we get rid of every single warhead we own, we have no right to tell Iran, or any other country they can't persue nuclear capabilities. What the hell gives us the right to tell everyone else what to do while we so blatantly break the same rules? That would be like walking around ticketing cigaratte smokers for smoking in a park, with a damn cigarette sticking out of your mouth. I'm embarrassed at how hypocritical our government is.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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No offense DaddyBare, but Duuh!!!!

I guess that if it is encapsulated in a news article, as opposed to military reports and common sense, it carries more weight.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by macman
No offense DaddyBare, but Duuh!!!!

I guess that if it is encapsulated in a news article, as opposed to military reports and common sense, it carries more weight.

I agree this is a no brainer... but what caught my eye was this single fact

enriched uranium has reached 4.1 tons in February

That a lot of (Low level) enriched uranium on a monthly basis ya know



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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People say this but there is no real evidence it wil make a bomb its all israel and the west propaganda



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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people have said osama bin laden is dead with NO REAL EVIDENCE.

thats the west propaganda.


iran is and will make the nuclear bombs and they will use them.

if you people are going to stick your heads in the ground then you deserve whats coming and it is coming.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by MysticPearl
Until we get rid of every single warhead we own, we have no right to tell Iran, or any other country they can't persue nuclear capabilities. What the hell gives us the right to tell everyone else what to do while we so blatantly break the same rules? That would be like walking around ticketing cigaratte smokers for smoking in a park, with a damn cigarette sticking out of your mouth. I'm embarrassed at how hypocritical our government is.


I couldn't agree with this post more. Absolutely my sentiment. Team America World Police - you are not! Disarm first then campaign for others to do the same. Hypocritical.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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It's not the fact that "Two Wrongs Make A Right" it's the fact of how 'hypocritical' The US and other countries behave

i don't believe anyone should be allowed 'Nuclear Weapons'
edit on 24-5-2011 by Darth_Prime because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by pavil
Nothing is going stop Iran from becoming a Nuclear Weapon Club member......


True.

Only reason it hasn't been bombed into the ground is Russian Nuclear Support, IMO.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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Of course two wrongs don't make a right. But how about a compromise. Let's get our number of nuclear warheads below, let's say 200, before we tell Iran they can't have one. Fair enough for you?

The two wrongs don't make a right arguement in this case, doesn't offer a solution, nor did you.



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by MysticPearl
reply to post by princeofpeace
 


Of course two wrongs don't make a right. But how about a compromise. Let's get our number of nuclear warheads below, let's say 200, before we tell Iran they can't have one. Fair enough for you?


We don't have to lecture Iran on nuclear weapons as they already supposedly believe that possessing nuclear weapons is very naughty and they've already signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

If it's so unfair then perhaps Iran should leave the treaty instead of pretending that they're abiding by it.



Areas where Iran is not meeting its obligations, as indicated in this report and previous reports of the Director General

Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities as follows:

• Production of UF6 at UCF as feed material for enrichment
• Manufacturing centrifuge components, and assembling and testing centrifuges
• Conducting enrichment related research and development
• Conducting operations, installation work and the production of LEU up to 3.5% U-235 at the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP)
• Conducting operations, installation work and the production of LEU up to 20% U-235 at the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant (PFEP)
• Conducting construction work at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP)

Iran is not providing supporting information regarding the chronology of the design and construction, as well as the original purpose, of FFEP

Iran has not suspended work on heavy water related projects as follows:

• Continuing the construction of the IR-40 Reactor
• Production of heavy water at the Heavy Water Production Plant (HWPP)
• Preparing for conversion activities for the production of natural UO2 for IR-40 Reactor fuel
• Manufactured a fuel assembly, fuel rods and fuel pellets for the IR-40 Reactor

Iran has not permitted the Agency to verify suspension of its heavy water related projects by:

• Not permitting the Agency to take samples of the heavy water stored at UCF
• Not providing access to HWPP

Iran is not cooperating with the Agency regarding the outstanding issues which give rise to concern about possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme:

• Iran is not providing access to relevant locations, equipment, persons or documentation related to possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme; nor has Iran responded to the many questions the Agency has raised with Iran regarding procurement of nuclear related items

• Iran is not engaging with the Agency in substance on issues concerning the allegation that Iran is developing a nuclear payload for its missile programme. These issues refer to activities in Iran dealing with, inter alia:

o neutron generation and associated diagnostics
o uranium conversion and metallurgy
o high explosives manufacturing and testing
o exploding bridgewire detonator studies, particularly involving applications necessitating high simultaneity
o multipoint explosive initiation and hemispherical detonation studies involving highly instrumented experiments
o high voltage firing equipment and instrumentation for explosives testing over long distances and possibly underground
o missile re-entry vehicle redesign activities for a new payload assessed as being nuclear in nature

Iran is not providing the requisite design information in accordance with the modified Code 3.1 in connection with:

• The IR-40 Reactor
• The announced new enrichment facilities
• The announced new reactor similar to TRR

Iran is not implementing its Additional Protocol


www.iaea.org...



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
Keep in mind your history lessons...
prior to January 1979 Iran was a trusted partner...
we, the US. happily gave them weapons and help start their atomic energy program...



You mean trusted partner from when the US govt admittedly helped to remove the democratically elected government of Iran ? More like a vested interest that's fostered, rightfully, anti western beliefs and sentiment. But to your other point what else is new....US defense contractors (and lets be fair global defense contractors) are scumbags fulfilling their dreams of adding more zeroes to their bank accounts.

This reeks of propaganda and is just another brick in the road to yet another war the US cant justify or sustain.

brill



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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The nine page report said Iran's total output of low-enriched uranium since early 2007 had reached 4.1 tons, up from 3.6 tons in February, an amount that experts say could provide material for at least two bombs, if refined much further.

Yeah... if refined further. Which takes SEVERAL MONTHS... if they even have the equipment to do it...

And they don't have a nuclear warhead design...

And everyone in the US has chemicals and materials in their house and the information on the internet to do IEDs to blow up cop cars and guess what IT'S NOT HAPPENING.

When you add the word COULD, you can make ANYTHING UP and say that's what they gonna do.

The UN report is just fear mongering for warmongering.
edit on 24-5-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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Originally posted by spacedonk
I couldn't agree with this post more. Absolutely my sentiment. Team America World Police - you are not! Disarm first then campaign for others to do the same. Hypocritical.


That's suicide. Overnight you would see Islamist coups to control nuclear weapons (mostly Pakistani). They would not hesitate to eliminate a defenseless America. It would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.



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