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Iran would 'use nuclear defense'

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posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 09:46 AM

Iran's defense minister on Thursday vowed that his country would "use nuclear defense as a potential" if "threatened by any power."

So much for the persuit of 'peaceful nuclear technology'.........

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 09:56 AM
Not a very credible statement. For one, Iran doesn't have nuclear arms. I think the story is misleading. If anything, they are saying Iran will defend itself against a nuclear threat. They can't deploy nuclear weapons if they don't have them.

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 10:31 AM
Or do they?........Norht Korea kept saying that they didn't have 'The Bomb'......then all-of-a-sudden they did.........................Since Iran had hidden their nuclear program for over 20 years, saying that they didn't have one, who knows exactly howe far they have come along........

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 10:39 AM
This is an Israeli newspaper... what do you expect of that kind of newspaper? Propaganda? Right!

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 10:46 AM
why is it just this israeili paper that is reporting this?

Keep It Real

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 10:53 AM
Iran said years ago that they were developing nuclear defense.

Defense against a nuclear attack.

Not the kind of defense you may imagine, more like damage control.

The article has taken the ministers words out of context.

DEFENDING FROM nuclear attacks does not mean they have nuclear weapons.

Iran said Tuesday it was producing nuclear defense equipment to protect its citizens in case of any possible attack on its nuclear facilities, according to Tuesday media reports.
"Iran has produced nuclear defense equipment," Iran quoted Shamkhani as saying.

"If our nuclear power plants are targeted, there will be radioactive releases. You need special equipment to control it. Also, some countries in our neighborhood have achieved nuclear technology. We have to be prepared if there is an accident there," Shamkhani was quoted as saying.

The article is propaganda from the Israelies.

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 11:04 AM
Why is it that we assume they don't have nuclear arms? Most of us are participating in this forum because we believe that things are not always as they seem, and only the evidence we have been shown suggests that Iran is not a nuclear capable nation. In my mind, only Iran knows for sure.

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 11:10 AM
That is true. But it is our duty not to speculate with absolutely nothing to go on, either. Based on all I've heard, they presently don't. We're conspiracy theorists, but come on...

posted on Jun, 16 2006 @ 05:40 PM

How good is US intelligence about nuclear facts on the ground in Iran? In April, when asked about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim that “Iran has joined the club of nuclear countries,” National Intelligence Council chairman Tom Fingar stated that there is no dissent within the 15 US intelligence agencies that Iran will get a nuclear bomb no sooner than “early to mid next decade”.

This American view stands in stark contrast to the Israeli intelligence judgment, with the head of Mossad reporting in December 2005 that Iran could have a nuclear bomb within two years.

Could the unanimity of American intelligence be “déjà vu all over again”, only the reverse of the Iraq WMD fiasco? In the lead-up to the Iraq war, American intelligence agencies expressed “high confidence” that “Iraq is continuing, and in some areas expanding its chemical, biological, nuclear, and missile programmes.” They were dead wrong.

In the aftermath of that intelligence failure, the Silverman-Robb Commission examined the capacity of US intelligence agencies to assess WMD developments abroad. It concluded: “Across the board, the intelligence community knows disturbingly little about the nuclear programmes of many of the world’s most dangerous actors.”

Consider also that members of the CIA have described the agency’s covert action abilities inside Iran from 2000 through 2004 as “unchanged: they’re zero”. As James Risen reports in State of War, a US intelligence blunder allowed Iranian security officials to “roll up” the American network of spies in Iran.

Yeah, funny how some want to have it both way's. 'The intelligence community screwed up on Iraq.' But now they're completely infallible in connection with Iran!

Denial is a terrible thing, it cause's Battle's to be put aside in favor of War's later ie. the Treaty of Versaille.

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