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Iran’s development of a nuclear fuel rod for medical research isn’t a milestone in a quest for atomic weapons, according to energy analysts in the U.S.
“This has some diplomatic significance and virtually no military significance,” James Acton, a senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, said yesterday in a telephone interview.
Although Iran’s announcement sends a signal that the country may have the ability to develop fuel for research uses without external help, such units need uranium that’s less concentrated than what’s needed to make weapons, he said.
Originally posted by buster2010
Israel is saying they are trying to get the bomb.
Who do you think our government will listen to our analysts or Israel?
So your proof and evidence stating otherwise is null and void.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
GO back and look at the threads on here about the "fuel rod". Actually not many folks at all (except warmongering ATS'ers) gave it much credence. To boot, even the MAINSTREAM MEDIA articles said it was ONLY a rod and COULD NOT confirm it even contained pellets. The only folks blowing it out of proportion ARE ON HERE!!!!!
Try again. MAJOR FAIL.
Fuel rods are stacks of low-enriched uranium pellets that are bundled together at the core of a nuclear reactor. Sunday's announcement appeared aimed at demonstrating Iran's growing sophistication in developing a home-grown nuclear program, amid fears from the West that it will use its knowledge to build nuclear weapons.
Originally posted by twinmommy38
Iran's secret (not-secret) nuclear program may be capable of eventually producing weapons-grade material. But I would be more concerned with it being used in small "tactical devices" in an Iranian civil war than outside the country. The Iranian administration has a lot more to worry about than just the Straits of Hormuz and lower revenue from oil sales.