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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Israeli military intelligence: No possible civlian use for Qom

In a Tuesday morning briefing with the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, chief of military intelligence Amos Yadlin told Knesset members that the newly disclosed Iranian nuclear facility at Qom has no possible civilian use.
Yadlin said that the Qom facility is designed for enrichment of uranium and at full capacity can hold 3,000 advanced centrifuges.

Yadlin said that the Israeli intelligence assessment was that Iran was interested in a horizontal expansion of its nuclear production capacity, so that when Teheran decides to advance to nuclear weapons capability, it will be able to do so in the shortest possible period of time.

Yadlin emphasized that Iran is "competent in enrichment technology" and has not thus far been moved by the international response to its nuclear program.
Yadlin believes that due to current economic conditions, sanctions against Iran have a chance of success, but only if Russia and China sign on.

Unfortunately, the chances of Russia and China signing on for sanctions are somewhere between slim and none. And the clock keeps ticking.


At 7:37 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Yep. And what other secrets does Iran have that we don't know about?

Stay tuned.


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