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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Iran producing gas used for uranium enrichment

The Iranian Fars news agency is reporting that Iran has produced more than 300 tons of UF6, otherwise known as uranium hexaflouride gas. A conversion facility in Ifshahan reprocesses raw uranium, known as yellowcake, into uranium hexaflouride gas. The gas is then taken to Natanz and fed into the centrifuges for enrichment. According to Fars, centrifuges spin uranium gas into enriched material, which at low levels is used to produce nuclear fuel to generate electricity. But further enrichment makes it suitable for use in building nuclear weapons.

How much longer will the world keep pretending that Iran does not intend to produce nuclear weapons?


At 5:54 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The question why a country blessed with oil needs nuclear energy in the first place. Iran suffers from oil shortages due to waste, mismanagement and corruption, despite have plenty of it and there's no reason to believe they will manage a nuclear electricity supply any better.

So the only reason Iran is investing a lot of money and effort into its nuclear program is to obtain a nuclear bomb. A country's leaders don't put in enormous efforts into a prestige project just to produce more kilowatts for Iran's domestic industry.

And we all know what an Iranian nuclear bomb would mean for Israel's future.


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