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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Iran testing 1,000 new more modern centrifuges

Adam Kredo reports that Iran is testing 1,000 brand new centrifuges.
The IAEA confirmed reports that Iran has begun installing more than 1,000 IR-2m centrifuges, which are more modern and quicker than older models used at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant.
Iran is on pace to achieve what experts have called a “critical capability” by mid-2014 or even sooner, according to the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a nonpartisan nuclear research group.
The findings come on the heels of at least 10 failed rounds nuclear talks between Iran and the West. The talks are scheduled to resume in late September, after a likely military strike in Syria, where Tehran has thrown its support behind embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
Nuclear experts say the IAEA’s findings provide proof that newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has no intention of halting the country’s nuclear program despite diplomatic overtures to the West.
The advanced centrifuges have allowed Iran to more swiftly enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb, without being detected, according to the IAEA and independent experts.
This means that Iran could “produce enough weapon-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon before inspectors could detect the breakout,” according to ISIS.
Iran has also installed nearly 2,000 less advanced IR-1 centrifuges at Natanz in addition to the 1,000 advanced centrifuges, significantly increasing the nuclear plant’s output, according to the IAEA.
“Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities,” the IAEA concluded.
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At 9:54 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

It's good to see that my brain is in a total rut. I just now googled this story (IR-2m centrifuge, etc) wondering 1) who manufactures these things, 2) who is the distributor/sales agency, 3) how are they warehoused and delivered... And haha! the first thing on the google results is the comment I wrote when you posted about this on Feb 4, 2013.

Of course, I was questioning whether Chancellor Merkel of Germany's Siemens is the manufacturer, at least. And then what was the point of her (as the FIRST GERMAN CHANCELLOR TO EVER DO IT!!!) visiting the Dachau Nazi murder camp.. why did she bother. Maybe to distract from the fact that the Germans are allowing/sending/not retrieving/etc. this Siemens (and what else) stuff to get (ILLEGALLY?) delivered to the Iranians?

And, of course, as it goes along, isn't there some kind of embargo (like Iraq had) for nuclear related pieces? But, while don't ask, don't tell has ended in the US military, it goes on... silence and incomplete info while the murderers work out the details for melting the next 7 mil Jews. Disgusting.


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