A view of the Arak heavy-water project 190 km (120 miles) southwest of Tehran in this August 26, 2006 file photo. Iran said on Sunday the West’s ‘carrot and stick’ method for getting it to halt sensitive nuclear fuel work was doomed to failure.
Iran is expanding its uranium enrichment program even as the U.N. Security Council focuses on possible sanctions for its defiance of a demand to give up the activity and ease fears it seeks nuclear weapons, diplomats said Monday.
The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge the information to media, told The Associated Press that within the past few weeks Iranian nuclear experts had started up a second pilot enrichment facility.
And why not?
The United Nations and the European Union have set deadline after deadline and Iran has been consistently adamant: IRAN WILL NOT CEASE URANIUM ENRICHMENT.
IRAN COVETS NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Iran President Ahmadinejad boasts that Iran’s nuclear capability has INCREASED TENFOLD.
While the G-8, including the United States and European Union have fiiddled Rome has been burning. Negotiations with Iran have bought Iran precious time to master the nuclear fuel cycle.
Of course, Russia and China will do NOTHING to stop Iran because of their business and oil deals but the feckless United Nations and the European Union muddle along. I mean can the UNSC REALLY expect Russia and China to shoot themselves in the foot economically?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during Friday prayers at a university in Tehran October 20, 2006. Ahmadinejad said on Monday Western powers were wrong if they thought Iran would retreat under political pressure from its nuclear plans, even as the country faces possible sanctions.
Iran does NOT care about UNSC sanctions. The Mullahs and Ahmadinejad will tolerate a little inconvenience to possess the weapons to wipe Israel off the map.
Ahmadinejad today says he wants to increase Iran’s population. Interesting, because he will need more people after the coming civilian conflagration from Israel and the United States if Iran does not stand down their nuclear program.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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