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Russia says Iran nuclear plant nearing completion

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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 02:51 AM

Russia says Iran nuclear plant nearing completion

MOSCOW, Sep. 9, 2008 (Reuters) — Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant is nearing completion and the start-up of its reactor will soon become "irreversible," the Russian state-owned company that is building the power station said on Tuesday.

Russia has already delivered nuclear fuel under a $1 billion contract to build the Bushehr plant, on the Gulf coast in southwest Iran, and Iranian officials say the reactor is likely to be started up soon.
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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 02:51 AM
I guess the crunch time is coming for Israel; October may well be the month they have to make a momentous decision. Although some would argue they have decided already.
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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 04:28 AM
you annot bomb an active atomic plant without creating a Cerbobal ! i guess they missed the right window of "opportunity" and for now they have to learn to live with it or whoever attacks now would be accused of genocide !

posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 04:32 PM
I'm surprised the fact Russia has already supplied the nuclear fuel to Iran hasn't drawn more of a response. It pretty much sets the stage for neuclear Iran being imminent.

posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 05:00 PM
The fuel was delivered a whiile back - there was a report (which then died quietly) of the convoy leaving the russian plant with the sealed fuel - it is in my opinon that the reactor is allready hot

posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by Shere Khaan

This is important as;

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian state-run company building Iran's first nuclear plant said Monday that preparations for the reactor's launch had entered their final stage.



JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will discuss Iran's nuclear program at a special meeting of senior ministers on Wednesday, officials said.


So we know its going to start in Autumn, thats now next 12 weeks!,

However The Jerusalem Post has just stated that

Croatia has sold S300 to Iran

Which is probably the most advanced Ground to Air Sam system in the world today (land), So they seem to have them even if the Russians have given them none.

further evidence is here:

Ronen Bergman's The Secret War with Iran, published Tuesday in the US, repeats the claim made in the Hebrew version of the book, published last year, that the Iranians already have S-300s.

"Iran has purchased an enormous number of anti-aircraft missiles from Russia, some of which, according to Mossad sources, are S-300 missiles, considered among the most advanced in the world. These missiles have been deployed around Bushehr and other strategic targets," Bergman writes.

The author continues: "In August 2006, during the war in Lebanon, Israeli satellite photograph decipherers detected changes at several locations in Iran, suggesting strongly that Iran was stepping up its nuclear project. Moreover, many additional anti-aircraft missile batteries were deployed at nuclear sites, and existing ones were replaced with S-300 missiles... By September 2006, no fewer than 26 anti-aircraft missile batteries had been placed around the centrifuge installation at Natanz...."


So the Israeli's Alone of with the usual suspects have around 12 weeks in which to do this, to minimize the environmental nightmare of a mistake and runaway reaction at a working plant.

It also seems that it wont be quit the same as Iraq1 or Iraq2, The possibility of a American Carrier sinking within 1/2 a day of an attack on this facility is more than 50/50 IMHO if the US is involved.

I just cant imagine the teddies being thrown out of prams in the US when, something like this happens, and the repercutions for us all.

Is Israel able to defend itself from rockets tens of thousands of them reigning down from Syria, Iran, West Bank? like 20 minutes after the attack?

Looks like a few of the Fancy Planes will be lost too, with the young, brave, but misinformed men on board:-(


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