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  • U.N. nuclear agency opted against sensitive Iran report

    02/28/2014 7:02:53 AM PST · by LSUfan
    Reuters ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau
    The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said. Such a report - to have been prepared last year - would almost certainly have angered Iran and complicated efforts to settle a decade-old dispute over its atomic aspirations, moves which accelerated after pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani took office in August.
  • Why is impoverished Egypt seeking a nuclear program?

    04/25/2013 8:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/25/2013 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Why is Morsi committing to an investment of billions of dollars when it is embroiled in economic crisis that is fueling unrest in an already explosive political environment? Earlier this week, Egypt announced that it is seeking Russian assistance to revive its nuclear program. Why is the government of Mohamed Morsi committing itself to an investment of billions of dollars when it is embroiled in economic crisis that is fueling unrest in an already explosive political environment? It seems to be a move by the Muslim Brotherhood-led government to solidify the country’s position as a regional power, as well as...
  • Egypt says Russia to help revive nuclear program

    04/22/2013 11:09:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:53am EDT | (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Tom Perry and Alison Williams)
    Russia will help Egypt develop its nuclear power program, Trade and Industry Minister Hatem Saleh said on Monday, signaling that the Islamist-led state will press ahead with its quest for atomic energy. Egypt froze its nuclear program after the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, but in 2006, the government of deposed President Hosni Mubarak announced it would revive the program. … Mursi met Russian President Vladimir Putin last week during an official visit to Russia. Saleh denied that Egypt had sought financial support from Russia to ease a severe economic crisis, which saw its foreign reserves drop to a critical...
  • Exclusive: North Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test(2 nukes and 1 rocket)

    02/15/2013 6:48:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Benjamin Kang Lim
    Exclusive: North Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING | Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:31am EST (Reuters) - North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang, said a source with direct knowledge of the message. Further tests could also be accompanied this year by another rocket launch, said the source who has direct access to the top levels of government in both Beijing and Pyongyang....
  • Israeli expert: Iran could have bomb in 4-6 months

    02/04/2013 9:01:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 3:32 PM EST
    A former chief of Israeli military intelligence says Iran could develop a nuclear weapon within the next four to six months. Amos Yadlin says Iran already has all the necessary components needed to build a nuclear bomb. … Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran could pass the threshold Israel could no longer tolerate by this spring or summer. …
  • UN backs Iran's denial of Fordo blast

    02/01/2013 5:23:47 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | anon
    The UN atomic watchdog made clear on Tuesday it had seen no sign of any explosion at one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear plants, backing up Tehran's denial that such an incident had taken place last week. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in an unusual move, made a brief statement following media reports at the weekend of significant damage at the underground Fordo uranium enrichment site. ....
  • IAEA Report on Iranian's Nuclear Program

    11/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by gandalftb · 3 replies
    http://isis-online.org ^ | 16 November 2012 | IAEA Director General
    As previously reported, in resolution GOV/2011/69, the Board stressed that it was essential for Iran and the Agency to intensify their dialogue aimed at the urgent resolution of all outstanding substantive issues for the purpose of providing clarifications regarding those issues, including access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel in Iran. In that resolution, the Board also called on Iran to engage seriously and without preconditions in talks aimed at restoring international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. In light of this, from January 2012 onwards, Agency and Iranian officials held several rounds...
  • Iran Completing its Nuclear Activities, Says Atomic Official

    11/01/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Fereidoun Abbasi, said this week that Iran is completing its nuclear activities, the Fars news agency reported. Asked about recent media reports on Iran's new centrifuges in the Fordow uranium enrichment facility, Abbasi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday that Iran is completing its nuclear activities as scheduled “regardless of the negative western media speculations and reports.” "We are doing our job according to our specified timeline and we are accomplishing them. Our response to such reports is working harder," Abbasi was quoted as...
  • Top Iranian Official: Iran Needs “24 Hours And An Excuse” To Annihilate Israel

    10/05/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WNEW-FM ^ | October 4, 2012
    A top Iranian official says that Iran will be able to annihilate Israel within a day. According to The Jerusalem Post, Hojjat al-Eslam Ali Shirazi, representative to Iran’s Qods Force for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claims that all they need is “24 hours and an excuse” to attack the Jewish state. “If such a war does happen, it would not be a long war, and it would benefit the entire Islamic umma [the global community of Muslims],” Shirazi said, according to the Post. “We have expertise in fighting wars of attrition and Israel cannot fight a war of attrition.”...
  • Nuclear Mullahs

    09/10/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/9/2012 | Bill "I'm certainly a very smug liberal" Keller
    IRAN has returned to the front pages after a summer hiatus. Negotiations aimed at preventing the dreaded Persian Bomb have resumed their desultory course. Iran, although suffering from the international sanctions choreographed by the Obama administration, keeps adding new arrays of centrifuges while insisting the program is strictly nonmilitary. Israel is — or maybe isn’t — edging closer to a unilateral strike..... This strikes me as a good time to address an unnerving question that confronts any concerned student of this subject: Can we live with a nuclear Iran? [....] Now imagine that Iran succeeds in making its way into...
  • Nuclear talks fail between UN and Iran

    06/09/2012 12:36:19 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | Jun 9, 2012 | Fredrik Dahl
    Using unusually pointed language, the International Atomic Energy Agency said no progress had been made in the meeting aimed at sealing a deal on resuming the IAEA’s long-stalled investigation.
  • IAEA Envoys 'Close' to Agreeing on Iran Resolution

    11/16/2011 11:23:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/11 | Elad Benari
    World powers are close to overcoming their differences on what message the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send to Iran when its board of governors meets Thursday, diplomats told AFP on Wednesday. According to the reports, diplomats to the IAEA in Vienna were “close, but not there yet” to agreeing on a resolution amenable to all the main powers, including Russia and China. One diplomat told AFP that the resolution “will call on Iran to intensify dialogue with the agency and comply fully with its obligations. It also calls on the director general to report in March on the...
  • IAEA'S MOHAMAD ELBARADEI AN IRANIAN AGENT

    11/10/2011 2:41:33 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 9,2011 | Pamela Geller
    Atlas called it years ago. How surprising that Mohamed is an Islamic supremcist agent covering for the Islamic Republic of Iran so that the genocidal annihilationist Islamic regime can secure a nuclear weapon with which to destroy the West. For years and years we have been exposing this jihadi at Atlas, and all this comes out after the fact -- after Iran is nuclear and they have their stooge in the White House. Mohamed ElBaradei. 'History may judge him' YNET News (hat tip Armaros) Israeli officials: ElBaradei an Iranian agent Senior state officials accuse former IAEA chairman of covering up...
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • UN: Some secret Iran work 'specific to nuclear weapons'

    11/08/2011 1:12:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 11/08/11 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    VIENNA — Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose can only be the development of nuclear weapons, the U.N. nuclear atomic energy agency said for the first time in a report released Tuesday. While some of the suspected secret nuclear work can have peaceful purposes, "others are specific to nuclear weapons," according to the report by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. A 13-page attachment to the report details intelligence and IAEA research that shows Tehran working on all aspects of research toward making a nuclear weapon, including fitting a warhead onto a missile. "Iran," the report...
  • IAEA report: Iran continuously worked to produce a nuclear bomb since 2003

    11/08/2011 10:27:07 AM PST · by jhpigott · 9 replies
    A diplomatic source in the IAEA says this is 'the most damning report ever published by the IAEA and the conclusion arising from it is one: Iran is working to acquire a nuclear weapon.' Iran has been working toward building a nuclear weapon since 2003, according to a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency and obtained by Haaretz. The IAEA report says Iran is working toward building a nuclear weapon. The report, which was handed over to the 35-member states of the IAEA Board of Governors, details a series of tests, acquisition of materials, and technology which reveals...
  • IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability

    11/06/2011 7:58:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov.6, 2011 | Joby Warrick
    Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings. Documents and other records provide new details on the role played by a former Soviet weapons scientist who allegedly tutored Iranians over several years on building high-precision detonators of the kind used to trigger a nuclear chain reaction, the officials and experts said. Crucial technology linked to experts in Pakistan and North Korea also helped propel Iran to...
  • Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within months, IAEA says

    11/07/2011 3:13:21 AM PST · by maquiladora · 34 replies
    Yossi Melman ^ | Latest update 09:31 07.11.11
    Iran has already acquired the knowledge, technology, and resources to create a nuclear bomb within months, according to Western experts who were briefed on the intelligence information due to be released in this week's report by the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency. According to the experts, Iranian scientists acquired the knowledge with the help of weapons scientists from Russia, Pakistan and North Korea. Haaretz reported last week that other experts also estimated that Iran could assemble a nuclear bomb within months and carry out an underground nuclear experiment if it wishes to do so. (snip) New disclosures in the...
  • Moderate Egyptians Interviewed (video)

    09/19/2011 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 9/19/11 | Trevor Loudon
    CNN’s Nick Robertson speaks with some of the Egyptian protesters who, according to Mohamed AlBaradei, will establish a “moderate” and pro-American “democracy” after the fall of Mubarak.
  • 'The day after Iran's first nuclear test is a normal day' (Revolutionary Guard Website)

    06/08/2011 1:55:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 6/8/2011 | Julian Borger
    Any mention of an Iranian nuclear weapon is taboo in the Islamic Republic, which insists that its nuclear programme is entirely for peaceful, civil purposes. So it is remarkable, to say the least, that an article has appeared on the Gerdab website, run by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, anticipating the day after Iran's first test of a nuclear warhead. Here is a translation of the text: The day after Iran's first nuclear test is a normal day. The day after Islamic Republic of Iran's first nuclear test will be an ordinary day for us Iranians but in the eyes of some...
  • West needs new missile shield against Iranian nuclear threat, Nato chief says

    09/11/2010 11:09:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/11/2010 | Nick Meo in Brussels
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed that a new defensive 'shield' could be set up in cooperation with Russia Anders Fogh Rasmussen told The Sunday Telegraph he has full American backing for a proposed €200 million (£165 million) defensive "shield", which he hopes will be agreed in November at a summit of members in Lisbon. He was speaking after weapons inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned last week that Iran had passed a crucial nuclear threshold which took it nearer to being able to arm ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads. "Based on their public statements we know that Iran...
  • UN report: Iran has enough uranium for three nuclear devices

    09/08/2010 11:47:44 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | Yossi Melman
    IAEA report finds Iran currently has 22 kilograms of uranium enriched at levels of 20 percent, and a total of 2.8 tons of uranium enriched at 3.5 percent. Iran has accelerated its nuclear program and currently possesses a sufficient supply of enriched uranium to make three nuclear devices, assuming it speeds up enrichment to 90 percent, according to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The report was presented ahead of a discussion by the IAEA board of governors, as well as the organization's General Assembly, which will meet in Vienna this month. Iran nuclear plant in Bushehr,...
  • P.S. – Iran Now Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons

    06/01/2010 6:12:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 323+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 31st, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    While the world is focused on bloodshed aboard a Turkish ferryboat manned by sympathizers of the terrorists of Hamas, the real crisis looms like Godzilla rising from the sea. In its latest report on Iran, the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, reports that Iran has now piled up enough fuel for two nuclear bombs. Was this the reason the Security Council went into an emergency huddle on Monday? Was this the reason UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pronounced himself “shocked”? Was this the reason the European Union called for an inquiry and Turkey’s Prime Ministers Erdogan began clanging alarms about “state terrorism”? Nope....