Images show Iran’s Arak plant is operational
The Telegraph says Tehran operating Arak heavy-water production plant in effort to produce plutonium which can be used to make nuclear bomb. Plant protected by anti-aircraft missiles
The images show signs of activity at the Arak plant, located 150 miles south-west of Tehran, including a cloud of steam that indicates heavy-water production.
Mark Fitzpatrick, a former US State Department official told the British newspaper that Arak [...]
Has anybody read this?
This message was sent to all members of Congress from AIPAC this morning. The bill it describes establishes a virtual state of war with Iran, even though Iran has no nuclear weapons program
So WTF with this even being suggested in the US congress?
I guess we really are Israel’s bitch!!
This message was sent to all members of Congress from AIPAC this morning. The bill it describes establishes a [...]
Associated Press= JERUSALEM (AP) — On Israeli soil, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and said the United States has “a solemn duty and a moral imperative” to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.
“Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object and who will look the other [...]
The US Navy has unexpectedly dispatched a fourth aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, along with a fleet of underwater drones in what is being considered just the latest move in a series of escalations leading towards a potential war with Iran.
The deployment of dozens of small, unmanned submarine-like watercraft was confirmed by the Los Angeles Times this week, which cites military officials speaking on condition of anonymity.
The United States [...]
A position paper obtained by The Times of Israel, understood to have been used by Iran’s negotiators at last week’s technical-level talks with the P5+1 powers in Istanbul, makes plain the Tehran regime’s unyielding rejection of international efforts to negotiate safeguards and restrictions that would prevent Iran attaining a nuclear weapons capability.
Far from indicating Iranian readiness for a suspension or scaling back of its nuclear program, indeed, the document, made [...]
Iran has warned the United States not to resort to military action a gainst it, saying U.S. bases in the region were vulnerable to the Islamic Republic’s missiles, state media reported on Saturday.
The comments by a senior Iranian military commander were an apparent response to U.S. officials who have said Washington was ready to use military force to stop what it suspects is Iran’s goal to develop a nuclear weapons [...]
AFP: Pakistan carried out a successful test firing of a short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Thursday, the military said.
The launch of the Hatf III, which has a range of up to 290 kilometres (200 miles) and can also carry conventional warheads, came at the end of a field training exercise, a military statement said.
Two weeks ago Pakistan test-fired an intermediate range ballistic missile, seen as a response to arch-rival [...]
February 28, 2012
If Iran obtains nuclear weapons capability, “I think other nations across the Middle East will want to develop nuclear weapons”.
Thus thundered our beloved Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in one of the silliest pronouncements he has ever made. Hague seems to spend much of his time impersonating himself, so I’m not really certain which of Mr Hague-Hague’s personas made this statement.
Flaw number one, of course, is Hague-Hague’s [...]
By Joby Warrick, Friday, February 24, 1:11 PM
Iran has significantly ramped up production of a purer form of enriched uranium, U.N. nuclear officials said in a new report Friday, a finding certain to exacerbate worries about the country’s march toward nuclear-weapons capability.
The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency showed a nearly 50 percent jump in Iran’s stockpile of what is known as “20 percent enriched” uranium, a product that is closer to weapons-grade than the type [...]
Dealing with the Iranian nuclear programme is a “crisis coming down the tracks” which could lead to military conflict in the Middle East, the Foreign Secretary warns.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Foreign Secretary says that Iran is threatening to spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East which could be more dangerous than the original East-West Cold War as there are not the same “safety [...]
From Mike Krieger of KAM Lp
It’s The Leadership Stupid
It’s the first time we have power with people that don’t have courage. The people on top have power without courage. You cannot find any other society like it. Take the knights. The knights were people who of course, their trade was risking their lives. In theory, The President of the United States was supposed to be first in battle. Not someone [...]
All of Iran’s nuclear faculties are vulnerable to a military strike, Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Thursday, calling the potential of a nuclear Iran a “nightmare to the free world.”
At the closing day of the Herzliya Conference, Ya’alon referred to the many tools at the international community’s disposal that could serve to slow down or stop Iran’s advancement toward nuclear weapons capability: international pressure, [...]
Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only
(BBC NEWS) US President Barack Obama has signed into law a major defence bill including tough new sanctions against Iran.
The law cuts off from the US financial system foreign firms that do business with Iran’s central bank.
But Mr Obama stressed that he had concerns about parts of the legislation dealing with the handling of foreign terror suspects.
“The fact that I [...]
December 22, 2011
Following Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s comments on Monday that Iran will have a nuclear weapon within a year and the U.S. will not rule out a military attack, Iran on Thursdayannounced it will hold a military exercise beyond the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The exercise may place Iranian navy vessels within proximity of U.S. warships in the area.
“The United States does not want Iran [...]
October 14, 2011
The United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency is preparing to release a document that will link Iran’s nuclear program to weapons development, according the French newspaper Le Figaro (English translation here). The report will be released next month.
IAEA boss Yukiya Amano.
The newspaper characterizes the release as a “race against time” to head off Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The move would ensure an Israeli [...]
If indeed this is the first step of a forced provocation (shocking “weapons of mass destruction” discoveries coming?) we can’t wait to hear how much more excess capacity Saudi Arabia can suddenly find and come to market with. It may however be slightly troubled to replace lost Russian output too: Reuters now reports that crude products exports blocked in thick ice at Russian Baltic [...]
The United Nations nuclear watchdog has received new information regarding allegations of possible military aspects to Iran’s disputed nuclear program, the agency said in a report.
The confidential report, obtained by Reuters on Friday, listed several areas of questions the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has about Iran’s atomic activities and called on Tehran to cooperate with its investigation.
It said the Vienna-based U.N. [...]