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Iran steps up pace and
capacity of uranium
enrichment, says IAEA report

Guardian [UK], by Julian Borger

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Posted By:earlybird, 11/18/2012 12:29:17 PM

Iran has expanded its enrichment capacity and is enriching uranium at a pace that would bring it to what Israel has declared an unacceptable red line in just over seven months, according to a report by the UN nuclear watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency also found that Iranian technicians had removed the fuel rods from the country´s only functioning nuclear power station at Bushehr, suggesting the new reactor has serious problems. Iran did not tell IAEA inspectors what those problems were. The IAEA quarterly report on Iran's nuclear programme was released just days before the expected launch of a new diplomatic initiative

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lylacat, 11/18/2012 12:32:38 PM     (No. 9022111)

Yes, of course, why wouldn´t they? 0bama has done nothing to stop them, and he will do nothing in the future. Israel is doomed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 11/18/2012 5:03:21 PM     (No. 9022512)

It seems like during W´s years and onward they have been saying that they were just months away, sometimes it was a couple of years but always on the verge. Which suggests they don´t really know - could be 7 months could be 1... or days. In any event, if it´s anywhere near 7 months sanctions aren´t going to work, they´re too close - they´ll gut it out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99, 11/18/2012 6:19:06 PM     (No. 9022602)

Back in 1979, when Tehran was holding our diplomats hostage, I had a bumper sticker on my car. It may be time to get a new one - it said...

Nuke Iran

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