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  • Officials: U.S. 'outed' Iran's Spies in 1997 (Operation Sapphire)

    03/30/2004 5:04:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 48 replies · 269+ views
    USA Today ^ | Mar. 29, 2004 | Barbara Slavin
    <p>WASHINGTON — After a bombing killed 19 U.S. airmen at a barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the Clinton administration struck back by unmasking Iranian intelligence officers around the world, significantly disrupting Iranian-backed terrorism, according to a high-level U.S. official and a former top official who was serving at the time of the operation.</p>
  • DOE Issues New Rule for Workers: Don’t Put Highly Enriched Uranium in Your Pocket

    10/31/2015 7:59:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies ^ | October 30, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – Following an investigation by its inspector general, the Department of Energy has issued a new rule advising its workers to refrain from putting highly enriched uranium in their pockets.“After interviewing chemical operators and reviewing revised Y-12 procedures, we confirmed that chemical operators are no longer allowed to place samples in their pockets and must check their pockets before removing their coveralls,” said a report issued by the DOE Office of Inspector General.The report, released in September, described a safety violation that occured last year at the DOE’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn."We received allegations that special...
  • It’s Not the Centrifuges —- It’s the Warhead

    11/12/2014 5:35:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Edwin Black
    November 24, 2014 is a looming deadline for Iran, Israel, the United States and the world over its nuclear weapons program. Just days ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] released a report summarized by its conclusion: The Agency is not in a position to provide credible assurances about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities. Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the Agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures, nor has it proposed any new practical measures in the next...
  • North Korea Vows Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US (want to see our new HEU bomb?)

    01/24/2013 4:49:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    VOA News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Steve Herman
    North Korea Vows Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US by Steve Herman North Korea is amplifying its rhetoric about carrying out more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. North Korea's National Defense Commission says the reclusive state will conduct an “all-out confrontation battle” that will include further satellite and long-range launches, as well as what it calls a nuclear test of a “higher level.” It says these actions will be aimed at its sworn enemy, the United States.
  • (LEAD) N. Korea completes preparations for nuclear test (tunnel sealed, cables out)

    01/23/2013 7:23:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/01/23 | Kim Eun-jung
    2013/01/23 23:47 KST (LEAD) N. Korea completes preparations for nuclear test (ATTN: UPDATES in paras 1-6; CHANGES headline) By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has completed all technical preparations for a nuclear test and can carry it out in a few days if it makes a decision, a South Korean intelligence source said Wednesday. North Korea had dug up a tunnel for a test at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but the tunnel has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, the source said, suggesting that all measuring and other equipment has already been installed inside.
  • North Korea Close to Producing Uranium-Based Warhead, Source Says

    11/09/2011 12:42:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    North Korea Close to Producing Uranium-Based Warhead, Source Says Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 North Korea is almost three-fourths of the way toward a capability to manufacture uranium-based nuclear warheads, an anonymous high-ranking South Korean official told the Yonhap News Agency on Monday (see GSN, Nov. 7). The official asserted that North Korea's uranium enrichment program at Yongbyon was now a "small industry," capable of generating nuclear weapons. North Korea one year ago first revealed its uranium work to the world. The only known uranium enrichment plant that U.S. specialists were allowed to tour was estimated to contain some 2,000 centrifuges....
  • N.Korea 'Has New Uranium Enrichment Facility'

    10/19/2011 9:15:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/20/11
    N.Korea 'Has New Uranium Enrichment Facility' North Korea built a new underground uranium enrichment facility in Tongchang, North Pyongan Province in 2006, separately from the existing one at Yongbyon in the same province, Liberty Forward Party lawmaker Park Sun-young claimed Wednesday. Park said she had the information from a North Korean Army lieutenant colonel she only identified as Lee (52), who she claimed supervised security when the regime built the new facility. "Construction began in 2001 and was completed in 2006," Park said. "After a test run in 2007, it began extracting enriched uranium in 2009." "The Yongbyon facility is...
  • N. Korea enriching uranium as leader's health may be relapsing: S. Korea

    06/29/2009 10:09:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 485+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/30/09
    N. Korea enriching uranium as leader's health may be relapsing: S. Korea SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to be "definitely" pressing ahead with uranium enrichment that would give it another means to build nuclear arms, South Korea's defense chief said Tuesday. Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee also said in a parliamentary hearing that recent outside observations concerning North Korean leader Kim Jong-il could suggest he is experiencing a relapse in his health. Kim, 67, reportedly suffered a stroke in August last year but has since recovered enough to reassert control over his secretive regime. Health experts say the...
  • NK Has Built Uranium Enrichment Facilities (N. Korea: no surprise!)

    02/18/2009 12:05:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 520+ views
    Donga ^ | 02/18/09
    ‘NK Has Built Uranium Enrichment Facilities’ FEBRUARY 18, 2009 09:00 South Korean and U.S. intelligence have discovered that North Korea has built facilities that can produce a small amount of highly enriched uranium, a senior Seoul official said yesterday. “Despite North Korea’s denial that it has a uranium enrichment program, (South Korea and the United States) have shared information that North Korea has established uranium enrichment facilities,” the source said. The underground facilities are known to be located in Sowi-ri, North Pyongan Province. Sowi-ri is an administrative district of Yongbyon, North Pyongan Province, where plutonium facilities including a five-megawatt and...
  • U.S. urged to reassess claim against North Korea (ready to make further concession?)

    02/22/2007 5:41:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 467+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/22/07 | Carol Giacomo
    U.S. urged to reassess claim against North Korea By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent Wed Feb 21, 7:20 PM ET The United States should reexamine a questionable charge that North Korea has a covert uranium enrichment program, a key American complaint against Pyongyang that could complicate the new nuclear weapons deal, experts said on Wednesday. Physicist David Albright, who recently visited the isolated communist state, likened the enrichment program charge to the "fiasco" of flawed U.S. intelligence that mistakenly concluded Iraq had a secret nuclear weapons program in the runup to war. The CIA in 2002 said North Korea began purchasing...
  • N. Korea Digging New Tunnels Where Nuclear Tests Are Possible(potential HEU site also located)

    09/28/2006 1:05:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,059+ views
    Munhwa Ilbo ^ | 09/28/06 | Kim Jong-tae
    /begin my translation N. Korea Digging New Tunnels Where Nuclear Tests Are Possible 5 Tunnels in the valley of Mu-myong Mountain... could also be missile bases Kim Jong-tae Intelligence agencies have learned that N. Korea is digging five new tunnels suspected to be a missile base in the valley of Mu-myong Mountain(2851 ft), Shi-jung County, Jagang Province, N. Korea. They are looking into it carefully. In particular, they do not rule out the possibility that the tunnels could be used for nuclear test. Furthermore, they also received intelligence that there are uranium-enrichment facilities at Hwa-pyong County, Jagang Province, and now...
  • When Clever Gets Dumb - Washington’s Iran deal is an exercise in futility.

    08/17/2006 8:44:31 AM PDT · by humint · 14 replies · 659+ views
    NRO ^ | Henry Sokolski
    Although it’s not widely appreciated, the nuclear deal Washington is currently dangling before Iran to entice it to halt its declared uranium-enrichment program is a cure nearly as awful as the disease. To be sure, Iran’s enrichment effort, if unchecked, could bring Tehran within days of acquiring a bomb. But Washington’s latest overture to Tehran—offering advanced large nuclear reactors, hundreds of tons of lightly enriched uranium, and a pass on Iran’s violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty—will only make it tougher to toe a hard line against Iran later this fall. And it could literally blow up in our faces...
  • Pakistan denies it sending centrifuges to IAEA for testing

    03/13/2005 10:47:26 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 269+ views
    South Asia - AFP ^ | Sun, Mar 13, 2005 | South Asia - AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan has denied reports that it was to send used centrifuge parts to the UN atomic agency to trace the origin of highly enriched uranium contamination found in Iran (news - web sites). We are not providing any centrifuges," Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman Jalil Abbas Jilani told AFP on Monday. "These are entirely baseless reports." Diplomats in Vienna Sunday told AFP Pakistan was sending used centrifuge parts to the UN atomic agency to help it figure out the origin of highly enriched uranium contamination found in Iran. Pakistan last week admitted that Abdul Qadeer Khan, the disgraced...
  • North Korea Willing to Discuss Highly Enriched Uranium Program with U.S.: Seoul Official

    02/18/2004 11:01:00 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 137+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | February 19, 2004
    N.K. Willing to Discuss HEU Program with U.S.: Seoul Official SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has allegedly informed a third country of its willingness to discuss its suspected nuclear program based on highly enriched uranium (HEU) with the United States. "I am aware that the North recently told the third country it was willing to consult on the HEU issue with the U.S.," a senior government official said Thursday on customary condition of anonymity. "There are signs that the North's position is being changed." Pyongyang's alleged about-face, which came six days before a second round of six-way...