Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Says Still Wants to Enrich Uranium in IRAN

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Reuters has Iran says still wants to enrich uranium at home

Iran’s agreement to discuss Moscow’s plan to enrich uranium in Russia does not mean that Tehran has abandoned its drive to enrich uranium on its own soil, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Friday.

The remarks by Javad Vaeedi, deputy of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, appeared to dash faint hopes that Russia’s proposal could resolve the Islamic state’s nuclear standoff with the West.

Flap has the story about Russia’s proposal here, Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran and Russia Agree to Nuclear Talks

The proposal, which is backed by Washington and the European Union, involves the creation of a joint Iranian-Russian company to enrich uranium in Russia.

The plan has been put forward by Moscow to try to allay international concerns that Iran could manufacture highly enriched uranium on its own soil to build atomic weapons.

Iran says it wants to enrich uranium only to a low grade, suitable for use in atomic power reactors.

But Vaeedi said Iran had only agreed to study Moscow’s joint-venture proposal on the assumption that it did not affect Iran’s plans to develop a full nuclear fuel cycle, including enrichment, at home.

If Iran thinks they will be able to “STALL” Israel, then they better deploy the anti-missle system they recently purchased from the Russians.

War planning continues for a March/April strike against Iran.

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran and Russia Agree to Nuclear Talks

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Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani speaks to journalists during a news conference in Tehran, December 5, 2005. Top Iranian and Russian officials agreed on Thursday to hold talks on a Russian proposal aimed a resolving Tehran’s nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian diplomat close to the talks said.

Reuters has Iran, Russia to discuss uranium enrichment: diplomat

Top Iranian and Russian officials agreed on Thursday to hold talks on a Russian proposal aimed a resolving Tehran’s nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian diplomat close to the talks said.

The proposal, which is backed by Washington and the European Union, involves the creation of a joint Iranian-Russian company to enrich uranium in Russia.

Moscow put forward the plan in a bid to allay international concerns that Iran could manufacture highly enriched uranium on its own soil to build atomic weapons.

Iran says it only wants to enrich uranium to a low grade, suitable for use in atomic power reactors.

Iranian officials had previously said they would reject any plan which denied Iran the right to build its own uranium enrichment facilities.

But, in a sudden change of tone, a senior official said on Wednesday Tehran would “seriously and enthusiastically” study the Russian plan.

The diplomat, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the agreement to talks on the proposal came during a telephone conversation between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and Russian Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov.

Larijani told Ivanov there were “ambiguities and problems” with the Russian plan but that “the outline of the proposal can be reviewed,” the diplomat said.

Time is running out for the Iranians.

But, Russian intervention must be considered suspect.

If the Iranians do not stand down, Israel and the United States WILL take military action.

Asked about Iran’s decision to discuss the Russian proposal, U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said in Washington that it was hard to say at this point what it means.

“The fundamentals haven’t changed, which are that it is up to Iran to respond positively, cooperatively and meaningfully to address the concerns of the international community,” Ereli said. “It still hasn’t done that,” he added

EU diplomats and arms control experts have noted Tehran has been careful to stop short of flatly rejecting Moscow’s plan, which could weaken Russian opposition to EU and U.S. efforts to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

They say Iran may be willing to drag out talks on the Russian proposal to buy time and good favor.

Stay tuned……

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Holocaust Is a “MYTH”

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves to lawmakers as he arrives at parliament to attend an open session to debate his Oil Minister nominee, in Tehran, Iran, in this file photo from Dec. 11, 2005. Ahmadinejad said Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, the Holocaust is a ‘myth’ that Europeans have used to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world.

The ASSociated Press has Iran President: Holocaust Is a ‘Myth’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the Holocaust is a “myth” that Europeans have used to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world.

“Today, they have created a myth in the name of Holocaust and consider it to be above God, religion and the prophets,” Ahmadinejad told thousands of people in the southeastern city of Zahedan.

The Iranian president previously expressed doubt that the Nazi destruction of six million European Jews during World War II had occurred. But Wednesday was the first time he publicly denied the Holocaust.

Ahmadinejad provoked an international outcry in October when he called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”

Touring southeast Iran, Ahmadinejad said that if Europeans insist the Holocaust did happen, then they are responsible and should pay the price.

“If you committed this big crime, then why should the oppressed Palestinian nation pay the price?” Ahmadinejad asked rhetorically.

“This is our proposal: if you committed the crime, then give a part of your own land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to them so that the Jews can establish their country,” he said, developing a theme he raised in Saudi Arabia last week.

And why are the Europeans and Americans negotiating with this madman over nuclear materials?

Ahmadinejad said that if Iran gave in on the nuclear dispute, there was no guarantee the West might not refuse to sell nuclear fuel in the future.

“I assure you that we won’t step back one inch from our nuclear rights,” the president told the crowd, drawing chants of “Death to America!”

A strike at Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities is being finalized.

Flap handicaps an operation SOONER than LATER…… and strike them HARD!

Stay tuned……..

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Israel Readies Forces to Strike Nuclear Iran

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Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood by his latest controversial attack against Israel and boldly asserted the world was ‘on the verge of change.’

The Times has Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

ISRAEL’S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.

The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in civilian locations.

Iran’s stand-off with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over nuclear inspections and aggressive rhetoric from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, who said last week that Israel should be moved to Europe, are causing mounting concern.

Read it all here.

Israel will not initiative this operation alone. Flap knows it will be a joint (albeit covert) operation with the United States. Iran is asking for a nuclear conflagration……

Stay tuned….


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