Skip to comments.IRAN ADMITS TO ENRICHING 24 TONS OF URANIUM SINCE SIGNING NUCLEAR DEAL
Posted on 08/01/2019 6:56:40 AM PDT by LSUfan
Iran had claimed that they had limited their stock of enriched uranium to 300 kilograms (about 600 pounds) as required by the JCPOA.
Iran has enriched 24 tons of uranium since signing the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, said the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, on Sunday, according to Radio Farda.
Tehran claimed that it had limited its stock of enriched uranium to 300 kg. as required by the JCPOA.
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Yeah, we did it. What are you going to do about it?
This is to be expected since the Fraud’s handler’s Easter Egg party was presided over by the LGBTWTF crowd.
“In your FACE” to America is the Fraud’s style.
Well, the EU will continue to aid and abet.
Ted Cruz Sounds the Alarm: Deep State Staffers at Treasury and State Working Behind Trumps Back to Preserve Obamas Iran Nuke Deal
But, but, but, we have been told many times over, that Iran is abiding by the rules!!
The lying Media covers again for our enemies.
The fact is that when Iran enriches uranium, it must maintain a maximum of 300 kg. and deliver the rest to Russia, political affairs analyst Reza Taghizadeh told Radio Farda. From there, the uranium is sent to Kazakhstan and is stored in a bank installed by the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA]. Iran receives yellow cake [natural uranium] in return.
This was explicitly built into the deal. At the 10 year expiration date, Iran would get all their enriched uranium back, and have enough for dozens of weapons. So their development was not slowed at all, just put in the bank, for delivery right after Hillary was out of office...
What is curious about this entire story...the Germans are so focused on allowing the Iran nuke-energy story to continue its theme, but in Germany...every bit of effort is being made to dissolve their nuke plants and take them off-line. Added to this...they are trying to force neighboring countries (Netherlands, Belgium, France, etc) to also take down their nuke plants.
That Obama, negotiating genius...
AND if we dont like it or agree to let them produce fully capable newclear weapons they are going to produce fully capable newclear weapons in retaliation to our disagreement.
OK math wizards, lets cypher!
24 tons enriched uranium.
50lbs or so to make a Yuge BOOM.
10-15lbs of plutonium to make a gigantically Yuger BOOM.
How many reasons do we need to hang this bitch from a tall oak tree?
So it’s not a violation, he’s simply reporting their bank balance???
THIS is the deal????????????
U-235 is about 0.7% of naturally occurring uranium. If they processed 24,000 kg of uranium down to 300 kg of enriched uranium then that means the 300 kg is enriched to about 57% U-235. Not sure if that is good enough for effective fission bombs but if the U-235 is further refined to say, 85%, you might be able to build 8 or 9 simple bombs with that stockpile.
Obama & State made sure this would happen.
Of course they did it using German & Italian centrifuges and other parts the West banned in trade with Iran; wonder why Germany won’t patrol the Gulf, then look no further to their deal with the Devil by importing 3M muslims and their under the table trade with rogue regimes.
It took the US Marshall Plant to kick start European socialism, which when phased out by the US resulted in those recipient governments imposing (temporary) Value Added Tax or VAT. By the time of 2000 markets meltdown, when European governments lost their dependable and required dividends from investments they turned to shady deals with dictators to get oil below market prices, thereby fleecing those in African OPEC countries of their rightful resources to make their own countries a better place.
Each cycle of rape of the Muslim nations and OPEC nations (think about France and Algiers bringing refugees or citizens in the 50’s as a model), Germany, Italy and other countries took those peoples as the dictators collapsed in Syria, Iran, Libya, etc., and yet another round of immobilization and economic gridlock.
Today, German has not only brought in people in the 20 years, but lest not forgotten are the Turks which have been there for 50 years.
The US State Department’s Liberal Socialists at Heart have always sought to keep a lid on illegal trade deals that the USG might in Republican or forced in Democrat administrations stop or impose sanctions.
From the late 70’s until about 10 years ago I was privy to the underhanded law breaking tendencies of the Department of State and their literal hatred and demeaning attitude towards the US Military - the Diplomat’s failed at “Nation Building” and killed thousands of military in the process - Trump is trying to extradite the US from the failed fantasies of the Department of State’s Moral High Ground and returning operational control to the military who must make life and death decisions in split seconds. Untangling us the failed DOS and returning us to the Post WWII Model of Japan & Korea will never work in today’s world but the EU Marshall Plan was a failure from the beginning when those monies were used for lavish expenditures by socialist politicians under the watchful eye of diplomats.
Germany is tethering on societal collapse as the old Soviet Merkel from a long line of leading German families becomes a crass and angry woman whose emotions and corruption has sowed the seeds of destruction there. Germany is no ally, replacing the old French split within NATO.
Trump was correct about NATO. France stands alone behind the US might which they deny; Germany has become a pitiful money grovelling Dictator dealing unreliable partner in the world.
Merkel would welcome Russian Boy Scouts arrival in Berlin as sign of friendship as she signs on to her wet dream of becoming a united German Soviet Satellite, and rest of the German sheeple be damned.
Iran has dealt with France, Italy, Germany and Russia (NK & Syria) for years in illegal trade. Iran will never join the world economy with its current leadership and like Merkel in Germany sneak around sanctions to enrich the political leadership’s iron grip on their nations as the internal suffering increases.
Trump should sanction Germany, move the 17K US troops to Poland and the pacific - Taiwan would be nice spot for brigade....
I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!
Not a nuclear physicist by profession. I have ‘heard’ that you need 80-85% purity to make a fission bomb work. However, recent data from testing suggest that the 1980’s Chernobyl accident first explosion was nuclear because it gave off Xenon gas. Xenon is what the sniffers are looking for to determine clandestine testing. While it wasn’t a yuge boom, it still and nuclear detonation with fuel rods that should be below 20%.
They said 24 tons, or 48000lbs. That is 21,772kgs. At 0.7%, that 152kg of U-235 yield (if they get 100%) or about 50% of 300kg, or 50% yield. If the collection is only 50% then they have like 300kg of 20-25% U-235. That is fuel rod stuff.
This doesn’t prove the Iranians violated the agreement. Then again, why does Iran want nuclear power.....to save the world from CO2 global warming? As they say on ESPN...Come on man.
“OK math wizards, lets cypher!
24 tons enriched uranium.
50lbs or so to make a Yuge BOOM.”
It also depends on how enriched (concentrated) the uranium is.
Likely the stockpile in the bank is low enriched (they report 3.67% of U-235) reactor grade, but they need Highly Enriched Uranium (at least 20%) to make any kind of atomic bomb. So there is probably a 5 to 1, or more likely a 20 to 1 ratio between that stockpile, and the usable amount of weapons grade uranium (typically 85% or better) that they could produce with it. There would also be some delay in processing it.
The very first uranium bomb, Little Boy, dropped on Hiroshima, used 64 kilograms of 80% enriched uranium.
However it is likely that whatever is officially admitted to is only the tip of the iceberg - that more, and more highly enriched stocks continue to be developed in secret.
Your numbers depend on “how enriched.” They’re correct if its 100% enriched, otherwise they’d be considerably lower.
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