Iran tells UN watchdog it will hike uranium enrichment capacity

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Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.

“If conditions allow, maybe tomorrow night at Natanz, we can announce the opening of the centre for production of new centrifuges” for uranium enrichment, said Salehi, a vice president and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, according to conservative news agency Fars.

“What we are doing does not violate the (2015 nuclear) agreement,” he said, adding that a letter was submitted to the IAEA “yesterday regarding the start of certain activities”.

He specified that this was just the start of the production process and “does not mean that we will start assembling the centrifuges”.

Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can build parts for the centrifuges as long as it does not put them into operation within the first decade.

Salehi also emphasised that these moves “do not mean the negotiations (with Europe) have failed.”

European governments have been trying to salvage the agreement ever since the United States announced its withdrawal last month and said it would reimpose sanctions on foreign companies working in the Islamic republic by November.

The other parties Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia have vowed to stay in the accord but many of their companies have already started to wind down Iranian operations.

On Monday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Europeans that “Iran will never tolerate both suffering from sanctions and nuclear restrictions” and called for preparations to speed up uranium enrichment.

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Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:15 pm

Again why are they publicly saying this, its only give Israel ammo, and a place to bomb next. If they where smart they would keep it out of the media, but its like they are on purpose tormenting Israel into a attack directly not just in Syria.
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm

KimPossible wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Again why are they publicly saying this, its only give Israel ammo, and a place to bomb next. If they where smart they would keep it out of the media, but its like they are on purpose tormenting Israel into a attack directly not just in Syria.
It's an attempt to keep Europe in the nuclear agreement and to try and get the US back into it. The sanctions were hurting Iran.

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Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm
It's an attempt to keep Europe in the nuclear agreement and to try and get the US back into it. The sanctions were hurting Iran.
Yes but if their going to build a bomb logically they should get it on with on the DL, or not build it at all they only have two viable options. Without the US the deal is a sham, there is nothing in the EU that the EU can offer Iran to not build nukes. So again why is Iran publicly doing this other then to provoke Israel into hitting them.
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KimPossible wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 pm
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm
It's an attempt to keep Europe in the nuclear agreement and to try and get the US back into it. The sanctions were hurting Iran.
Yes but if their going to build a bomb logically they should get it on with on the DL, or not build it at all they only have two viable options.
Being public about building a weapon worked really well with North Korea. This is the approach Iran is taking.
So again why is Iran publicly doing this other then to provoke Israel into hitting them.
Assuming that Iran is trying to provoke Israel into attacking them, then I think it would be because Iran thinks that the other Muslim nations would then rally around Iran and strike Israel in retaliation.

Iran believes that there is going to be a huge war to destroy Israel and to usher in the 12th Iman. So they are not above nudging that war into coming.

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Okay fair, but do you think the US will let Iran do this, or Israel for that fact, and let another DPRK happen? Would think the world would have learned its lesson with DPRK. (Now as for Iran thinking other Muslim nations will rise with them against Israel/US if a war to arise, I think Iran may be seriously mistaken. I would be more concerned over what Russian interests would be in Iran before other Muslim nations stepped in to help Iran.)

Take them out now rather then latter before they get to far. Or is Iran such a threat now even without nukes that it could cause the US a major headake making it not worth the time already? Just find this hole crisis a unreasonable mess that we have already done same song and dance with DPRK, so why engage it the same way we did with DPRK, it dousn't work. Force only works with dictators like that.
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KimPossible wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Okay fair, but do you think the US will let Iran do this, or Israel for that fact, and let another DPRK happen? Would think the world would have learned its lesson with DPRK. (Now as for Iran thinking other Muslim nations will rise with them against Israel/US if a war to arise, I think Iran may be seriously mistaken. I would be more concerned over what Russian interests would be in Iran before other Muslim nations stepped in to help Iran.)

Take them out now rather then latter before they get to far. Or is Iran such a threat now even without nukes that it could cause the US a major headake making it not worth the time already? Just find this hole crisis a unreasonable mess that we have already done same song and dance with DPRK, so why engage it the same way we did with DPRK, it dousn't work. Force only works with dictators like that.
You are making the classic mistake of assigning Western rationale to leaders who follow much different philosophies. It doesn't have to make sense to us what a foreign country is doing; it only has to make sense to the foreign country.
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