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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Opposition group: Iran producing nuclear warheads

An Iranian opposition group today showed off satellite evidence that Iran is producing nuclear warheads.
"The Iran regime entered a new phase in its nuclear project," said Mohammad Mohaddessin, a representative of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran.

He claimed that, for the first time, Teheran had established a command and control center to work on a nuclear bomb and that southeast of the capital it was also setting up a center to produce warheads.

Iran has steadfastly denied it is working to obtain a nuclear bomb, arguing that its nuclear program is purely civilian. In December, the US National Intelligence Estimate said that Iran halted a nuclear weapons development program in 2003 because of international pressure.

Mohaddessin told a news conference that Iran had closed down one center only to open another later with the same purpose. He called the US report "not accurate."

He said he had provided the latest information to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday and urged them to investigate more sites in Iran and interview more scientists.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad today bragged that Iran has brought the West 'to its knees.'
Meanwhile, just days ahead of a new report by the UN nuclear watchdog, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Iran has brought world powers "to their knees" and successfully resisted US-led efforts to get Teheran to halt its uranium enrichment.

Ahmadinejad delivered a defiant speech to cheering supporters Wednesday in southern Iran, ahead of a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the country's disputed nuclear program that Washington and some of its allies fear is aimed at building nuclear weapons.

"They (US and its allies) expected the Iranian nation... to surrender after a resolution is issued or sanctions are imposed, but today... it has brought all big powers to their knees," Ahmadinejad told supporters in Bandar Abbas, in comments broadcast live on state television.

The fiery leader said Iran would not stop enriching uranium _ a process that yields material that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or bombs _ under any conditions. Tehran says its program is to generate fuel only.

"The Iranian nation considers nuclear energy its definite right and does not accept any additional and cruel rules," Ahmadinejad said, alluding to a possible new round of United Nations sanctions.

His speech drew chants of "Nuclear energy is our definite right!" from the crowd.
At the rate this is going, we won't have to worry about Obama talking to Iran: It'll be all over by then.


At 6:54 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel has a government content to issue verbal wrist-slaps to Iran at the UN rather than actually taking decisive action to stop Iran's nuclear program.

I have no reason to doubt the Iranian opposition's claims apart from the timing. Ehud Olmert just doesn't strike me as the kind of Prime Minister who would do what Menachem Begin did to stop the Iraqis' nuclear reactor at Osirak back in the 80s.


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