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Undeclared Iran nuclear capabilities found

stir-fry

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http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/02/19/iran.nuclear/

CNN) -- The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency has found undeclared advanced uranium enrichment centrifuge parts in Iran, sources familiar with an inspection report told CNN Thursday.

The information will be included in a detailed report to be presented March 8 at a meeting of International Atomic Energy Agency governors in Vienna, Austria.

The report will say that the centrifuge equipment, found on an Iranian air force base, is not of a type that works with equipment found at nuclear sites that Iran has declared.

The report marks the first time Iran's nuclear program has been linked directly to its military.

Iranian officials have insisted their nuclear program is for peaceful uses, such as the generation of electricity, and have also said they will fully cooperate with the IAEA.

However, last week it was revealed that U.N. inspectors had found undeclared designs for an advanced centrifuge used to enrich uranium in Iran, according to diplomatic sources close to the IAEA.

The sources said the discovery was "disturbing" to the IAEA because it was not included as part of the declaration Iran made last October to the agency -- a declaration that was meant to reveal Iran's entire nuclear program.

The diplomats also said the design matched drawings of enrichment equipment found in Libya that was supplied through the network headed by Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan.

Khan also supplied nuclear equipment and technology to North Korea. He admitted his role in exporting nuclear components and know-how last week, and was pardoned by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

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How long till the states go after Iran? Before bush is elected, or after?
 

Hi i'm God

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Is Iran allowed to have nukes? Iraq wasnt, thats why the states went in. If it doesnt say anywhere that Iran's not allowed and the states goes in... well france has nukes and yanks hate the french as much as the towel heads. whatch out Jacq!
 

stir-fry

TRIBE Member
Iran is one of the countries that fall under the US's nuclear watch list. I believe they can only have nukes for energy manufacturing needs.
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Hi i'm God
Is Iran allowed to have nukes? Iraq wasnt, thats why the states went in. If it doesnt say anywhere that Iran's not allowed and the states goes in... well france has nukes and yanks hate the french as much as the towel heads. whatch out Jacq!
Iran is a member of the non proliferation treaty, so they're prohibited from nuclear weapons development and are bound by international law. On the flipside, so is the US, yet it doesn't stop them from initiating 4th generation nulear weapons development and essentially starting a new arms race -also in violation of the non-proliferation treatie, and international law.

So right now the IAEA is really just a lapdog for the US, and there will be no doubt that the intelligence gained by them will be used in determining if they are weak enough to attack.
 

judge wopner

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the kicker is,
iran only signed the treaty as it allowed them to get outside cash to build reactors for energy purposes.

it was the same in korea.

i call bullshit on Iran.
 
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OTIS

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Bullshit? Iran didn't pull a North Korea attention whore stunt. UN pressure made them accept inspections.

The real question you have to ask is, what the hell is the real purpose for the IAEA being in Iran if the main instigator to the situation is also a violator of the international treaty, and disregards international law?
 

Vote Quimby

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I thought teh non-proliferation treaty meant that any country who doesn't have nukes can't have them, and those that do can keep them.

It was the Test Ban Treaty that prevented countries from testing. And Bush pulled out of that recently.
 

OTIS

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It also inhibits those countries that have them from threatening to use them in warfare against countries that don't have them. A threat that was openly laid out on the table before the invasion of Iraq -the reason being is that it obviously increases the chances of nuclear development by non nuclear states by raising the bar of invasion deterrence to that level.
 

divell420

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Originally posted by stir-fry
The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency has found undeclared advanced uranium enrichment centrifuge parts in Iran, sources familiar with an inspection report told CNN Thursday.

last week it was revealed that U.N. inspectors had found undeclared designs for an advanced centrifuge used to enrich uranium in Iran, according to diplomatic sources close to the IAEA.

The diplomats also said the design matched drawings of enrichment equipment found in Libya


So they find a bunch of drawings for something that *could* be used to enrich uranium to use as fuel in a nuclear weapon and everyone goes nuts? Aren't plans like this availible on the net by now? It's not like they found nuclear weapons, or even plans for nuclear weapons... its a plan for a device to make the fuel for a nuclear weapon

Next they'll be making housecalls to anyone who chats on a messageboard about ILLEGAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS
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Speaking of illegal weapons, there's lots more of them closer to home, why bother with Iran when you can just look in bush's backyard?
 
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