UN: Iran expands uranium efforts, is blocking monitoring
McClatchy
06-Jun-2009 (27 comments)

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran is now operating 4,920 centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium from uranium hexafluoride gas, in a massive underground facility at Natanz. That represents an increase of some 1,000 devices since February. Another 2,132 devices are undergoing vacuum testing prior to being fed uranium hexafluoride gas. Iran has refused to take actions required to "exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program,"

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capt_ayhab

Kaveh

by capt_ayhab on

If you read the articles in this thread, along with the UN report, you will notice that those forged documents were not provided to Iran for rebuttal. 

Bebin, I am not saying that Akhunds are not sneaky, however this act of forged document is a crime in it self, because it could potentially cost 1000's lives if US were to attack Iran based one lies and deceptions of Israeli government.

We have already seen how Iraq was invaded based of some fabricated lies and based on an imaginary threat against Israel. I personally am blood enemy of Saddam, but dignity dictates that a fair human being to admit the war in Iraq was a total fabrication, which killed and displaced close to million innocent citizens.

NOW if you support Israel for this blatant criminal act against Iran then that is totally a different issue. But if you genuinely are seeking transparency, you have my voice to help you too. But lets do it based on facts and not based on criminally intended fabricated document which could jeopardize lives of 1000's MY countrymen.

Speaking of Iraq war, are you aware that the reason US attacked Iraq was to secure Israel[US fight Israel war for her, with your tax money and my tax money] and not because of the WMD that did not exist? 

 

 

-YT


Kaveh Nouraee

Captain

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Regardless who said it, in the interest of global cooperation, nt to mention the interest of credibility, it is incumbent upon the akhoonds to maintain total transparency and to disprove the allegations of forgery and any other allegations that call the integrity of teh program in question. They are using these allegations as an opportunity for further rhetoric.

I maintain, this is the perfect opportunity to permanently shut the Israelis upa nd discredit them internationally and irrevocably, if these are indeed forged documents.


capt_ayhab

Kaveh

by capt_ayhab on

Akhunds are not claiming that this article in Anti War is claiming it.

http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2009/06/03/repo...

by Gareth Porter,
June 04, 2009 

A report on Iran’s nuclear program issued by the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee last month generated news stories publicizing an
incendiary charge that U.S. intelligence is underestimating Iran’s
progress in designing a "nuclear warhead" before the halt in nuclear
weapons-related research in 2003.

That false and misleading charge from an intelligence official of a
foreign country, who was not identified but was clearly Israeli,
reinforces two of Israel’s key propaganda themes on Iran – that the
2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran is wrong, and that
Tehran is poised to build nuclear weapons as soon as possible.

But it also provides new evidence that Israeli intelligence was the
source of the collection of intelligence documents which have been used
to accuse Iran of hiding nuclear weapons research.

The Committee report, dated May 4, cited unnamed "foreign analysts" as
claiming intelligence that Iran ended its nuclear weapons-related work
in 2003 because it had mastered the design and tested components of a
nuclear weapon and thus didn’t need to work on it further until it had
produced enough sufficient material.

That conclusion, which implies that Iran has already decided to build
nuclear weapons, contradicts both the 2007 National Intelligence
Estimate on Iran, and current intelligence analysis. The NIE concluded
that Iran had ended nuclear weapons-related work in 2003 because of
increased international scrutiny, and that it was "less determined to
develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005."

The report included what appears to be a spectacular revelation from "a
senior allied intelligence official" that a collection of intelligence
documents supposedly obtained by U.S. intelligence in 2004 from an
Iranian laptop computer includes "blueprints for a nuclear warhead."

It quotes the unnamed official as saying that the blueprints "precisely
matched" similar blueprints the official’s own agency "had obtained
from other sources inside Iran."

No U.S. or IAEA official has ever claimed that the so-called laptop
documents included designs for a "nuclear warhead." The detailed list
in a May 26, 2008 IAEA report of the contents of what have been called
the "alleged studies" – intelligence documents on alleged Iranian
nuclear weapons work — made no mention of any such blueprints.

In using the phrase "blueprints for a nuclear warhead," the unnamed
official was evidently seeking to conflate blueprints for the reentry
vehicle of the Iranian Shehab missile, which were among the alleged
Iranian documents, with blueprints for nuclear weapons.

When New York Times reporters William J. Broad and David
E. Sanger used the term "nuclear warhead" to refer to a reentry vehicle
in a Nov. 13, 2005 story on the intelligence documents on the Iranian
nuclear program, it brought sharp criticism from David Albright, the
president of the Institute for Science and International Security.

"This distinction is not minor," Albright observed, "and Broad should
understand the differences between the two objects, particularly when
the information does not contain any words such as nuclear or nuclear
warhead."

The Senate report does not identify the country for which the analyst
in question works, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff
refused to respond to questions about the report from IPS, including
the reason why the report concealed the identity of the country for
which the unidentified "senior allied intelligence official" works.

Reached later in May, the author of the report, Douglas Frantz, told
IPS he is under strict instructions not to speak with the news media.

After a briefing on the report for selected news media immediately
after its release, however, the Associated Press reported May 6 that
interviews were conducted in Israel. Frantz was apparently forbidden by
Israeli officials from revealing their national affiliation as a
condition for the interviews.

Frantz, a former journalist for the Los Angeles Times, had
extensive contacts with high-ranking Israeli military, intelligence and
foreign ministry officials before joining the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee staff. He and co-author Catherine Collins conducted
interviews with those Israeli officials for The Nuclear Jihadist,
published in 2007. The interviews were all conducted under rules
prohibiting disclosure of their identities, according to the book.

The unnamed Israeli intelligence officer’s statement that the
"blueprints for a nuclear warhead" — meaning specifications for a
missile reentry vehicle - were identical to "designs his agency had
obtained from other sources in Iran" suggests that the documents
collection which the IAEA has called "alleged studies" actually
originated in Israel.

A U.S.-based nuclear weapons analyst who has followed the "alleged
studies" intelligence documents closely says he understands that the
documents obtained by U.S. intelligence in 2004 were not originally
stored on the laptop on which they were located when they were brought
in by an unidentified Iranian source, as U.S. officials have claimed to
U.S. journalists.

The analyst, who insists on not being identified, says the documents
were collected by an intelligence network and then assembled on a
single laptop.

The anonymous Israeli intelligence official’s claim, cited in the
Committee report, that the "blueprints" in the "alleged studies"
collection matched documents his agency had gotten from its own source
seems to confirm the analyst’s finding that Israeli intelligence
assembled the documents.

German officials have said that the Mujahedin-e-Khalq or MEK, the
Iranian resistance organization, brought the laptop documents
collection to the attention of U.S. intelligence, as reported by IPS in
February 2008. Israeli ties with the political arm of the MEK, the
National Committee of Resistance in Iran (NCRI), go back to the early
1990s and include assistance to the organization in broadcasting into
Iran from Paris.

The NCRI publicly revealed the existence of the Natanz uranium
enrichment facility in August 2002. However, that and other
intelligence apparently came from Israeli intelligence. The Israeli
co-authors of The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran,
Yossi Melman and Meir Javeanfar, revealed that "Western" intelligence
was "laundered" to hide its actual provenance by providing it to
Iranian opposition groups, especially NCRI, in order to get it to the
IAEA.

They cite U.S., British and Israeli officials as sources for the revelation.

New Yorker writer Connie Bruck wrote in a March 2006 article
that an Israeli diplomat confirmed to her that Israel had found the MEK
"useful" but declined to elaborate.

Israeli intelligence is also known to have been actively seeking to use
alleged Iranian documents to prove that Iran had an active nuclear
weapons program just at the time the intelligence documents which
eventually surfaced in 2004 would have been put together.

The most revealing glimpse of Israeli use of such documents to
influence international opinion on Iran’s nuclear program comes from
the book by Frantz and Collins. They report that Israel’s international
intelligence agency Mossad created a special unit in the summer of 2003
to carry out a campaign to provide secret briefings on the Iranian
nuclear program, which sometimes included "documents from inside Iran
and elsewhere."

The "alleged studies" collection of documents has never been verified
as genuine by either the IAEA or by intelligence analysts. The Senate
report said senior United Nations officials and foreign intelligence
officials who had seen "many of the documents" in the collection of
alleged Iranian military documents had told committee staff "it is
impossible to rule out an elaborate intelligence ruse."

End Excerpts

 

-YT


Kaveh Nouraee

2 hamvatan

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Sad, yet true.


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Kaveh agha

by 2 hamvatan (not verified) on

Don't ya know? It's only lies when it's the Israeli's say something. Mullahs NEVER lie! Just ask the resident apologists!!!! They make up the charge that MM wants war!!! But its there beloved IRI that is wanting war!!! Liars!!!


Kaveh Nouraee

Simple arithmetic

by Kaveh Nouraee on

"Iran has refused to clarify its denial of allegations"......  plus

"refused to discuss them further"......  plus

"Iran has maintained its refusal to provide the agency with advance design information about its unfinished heavy-water reactor"......equals

Cover-up = Deception = Dishonesty = Lies = IR Business as Usual

The mollahs are claiming that the claims are false and that documents have been forged. Well, shit. Why don't they prove that these are false claims and that the documents are forgeries? Why don't they do this and shut everyone else up once and for all?

They can either prove it or shove it. The IR is so full of shit they can siinglehandedly fertilize the entire Sahara Desert and turn it into a rainforest in one breath.


capt_ayhab

The real news, not Israeli version

by capt_ayhab on

http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20090...

Iranian Nuclear Expansion Complicates Monitoring, IAEA Report Says

The
rapid addition of uranium enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz plant
has made it increasingly difficult for U.N. inspectors to ensure that
the Middle Eastern state does not divert nuclear material for military
use, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said
Friday in a report to the agency's 35-nation governing board (see GSN, June 5).

Iran has refused to clarify its denial of
allegations that it conducted nuclear-weapon design research in the
past, the U.N. nuclear watchdog's report adds. Western nations
previously provided the agency with electronic documents that describe
the studies, but Tehran denounced the documents as forgeries and
refused to discuss them further (see GSN, Oct. 10, 2008).

ElBaradei urged governments that provided the documents to let the
agency give copies to Iran: "The agency’s inability to share additional
information with Iran, and to provide copies or, if possible,
originals, is
making it difficult for the agency to progress further in its verification."

In addition, Iran has maintained its
refusal to provide the agency with advance design information about its
unfinished heavy-water reactor at Arak, the report says (see GSN, March 6).

 

 

 

-YT


Mehdi Mazloom

I was telling capt_,time for him to say good bye

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Irandokht.  are you kidding me. With Cpat, ostaad, and snmt, providing me with so much entertainment. why would I want to leave.

Sorry, I was was saying to capt_ "it is time for him to say good bye to this forum".

Let continue wiht the fun.


Kaveh Nouraee

Dobareh Israel?

by Kaveh Nouraee on

C'mon baba. Baseh digeh.

How many times can you keep playing that card? There are 52 cards in a deck and you keep trying to win a hand standing on that one card!

Iran as a nation has that right of self-defense. It has all of those rights and more. As a NATION.

The IR? That's a completely different story. If Iran were a democratic, secure nation, if it were open in its dealings with other countries, this wouldn't even be an issue. But it's not. It is run (not led, but run) by a collection of criminals who to put it mildly, cannot be trusted. They are hiding something. You know it, I know it, and every jackass who has made an excuse for the IR's games and non-transparency knows it.

I've asked this question before and I will ask it yet again. If the IR has nothing to hide, then what in the hell is the purpose served by all of this kos-e-sher? I ask again, because there is no one here who has been either able or willing to answer in a manner that supports the position taken by these goons on the matter. Stop giving me this BS about "Iran will cooperate when asked in a respectful manner" or anything along those lines. And please stop using Israel as the default excuse. It's getting to the point to where if someone breaks wind and stinks up a room, it's going to be attributed to an Israeli chemical warfare plot.

I've read what you said concerning the Shah, and it boggles the mind. As imperfect as he was, as flawed as he was, as a man, and as our monarch, as totalitarian or as dictatorial as some want to say he was, our country has never ever been as ostracized as it is now. But it's all Israel's fault.

You know what? The solution is simple. If it is indeed an Israeli fabrication plot, then this is the perfect opportunity for the IR to open all the doors, open all the book and files, and prove once and for all that everything is legitimate and then the rest of the entire world can give Tel Aviv a big fat bilaakh.

But we all know it won't happen, and we all know the real reason why. 


capt_ayhab

....

by capt_ayhab on

My honest opinion:

Firstly all these crap about Iran and nuclear arm, as it has been proven, is due to fabricated and false documents that Israel been circulating.

Secondly, Iran as a nation, while is surrounded by unstable countries who are armed to the teeth by Atom Bomb, has GOD GIVEN right to be able to protect herself against foreign invaders by ANY and ALL means possible PERIOD

We do not like IR fine and dandy, I will have same position even if we were the most democratic and most secured nation in entire globe.[Period again]

 

-YT


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sorry Fred

by Anonymoushamvatan (not verified) on

that you recieve such language from your vatans. How does dicussing, or pointing out, Iran's nuclear intentions make you a traitor? There is saying which translates something like "beware those who speak out and accuse so loudly for those are ones who are hiding the most". I congratulate you for being a calm voice and a reasonable one not to just believe the lies from the mullahs. There are many of us who believe that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. And this makes us a traitor? I believe just the opposite. The people who deny such things and support the mullahs are the ones who are going to cause us a war. I'm not saying whether or not we should. I think NO ONE should have them. But I don't believe Iran should while the lying crazy mullahs are in charge.
And why is Iran not doing what she expects everyone else to do? Why is she not coming up and proving what she is doing. I fear for my vatan that she is WANTING a war because she is doing nothing to prevent one.


Kaveh Nouraee

Once again

by Kaveh Nouraee on

As usual from the so-called "I love Iran more than you do" bunch emphasis is being placed on a comment rather than the substance of this article, which is that the IR "has refused to take actions required to "exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program."

Well, one cannot truly expect more from an apologist. You're just like those goons who audaciously believe that they have the right to establish standards, but say "to hell" with the concept of following them.

And who is to say that the "tick tock" is the the countdown to an attack upon Iran? Who's to say that it's not the countdown towards the inevitable implosion and collapse of the IR as a result of actions that take place from within?

But wait! You can always draw up a petition to have Obama get involved!


capt_ayhab

Mazloom

by capt_ayhab on

Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

Seriously now dude, Ghahr kardi? We[at least I] are going to miss you. Best of wishes anyways.

 

-YT


IRANdokht

aww don't leave...

by IRANdokht on

MM

Sorry to see you say goodbye!

it was fun while it lasted! Thanks for the laughs too :o)

buh bye dear

IRANdokht

PS: it's tick tock not tack


Mehdi Mazloom

Good Bye

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Quote:

when

by capt_ayhab on


when the clock that mazloom is talking about is stopped from ticking
and tacking by someone in that bunker, that will pronounce that
someones end.


that someone should keep her bullying in check ;-)

-YT


capt_ayhab

when

by capt_ayhab on

when the clock that mazloom is talking about is stopped from ticking and tacking by someone in that bunker, that will pronounce that someones end.

that someone should keep her bullying in check ;-)

-YT


Mehdi Mazloom

Hakim

by Mehdi Mazloom on

The issue in not whether Iranian people deserve to have nuclear technology or not. Everyone agrees, they have just as much right to have  one as anyone else.

The real issue is, whether a group of fanatic mullahs should be allowed to have their finger on nuclear trigger or not. That is the main concern.

These barbaric mullahs believe in Armageddon, with Messianic conviction that a country 1000 miles away from their border should not exits, just because the Israelis do not share the same relgious belief as the Mullahs in Tehran do .

This is a regime which had proved over and again, they have no regards for human life - even their own people.Had Iran been a true democracy, with tranperancy, and secular state, their nuclear program would not have been an issue. 


IRANdokht

so far

by IRANdokht on

it sounds like Fred and MM are the only ones counting down the days to Iran being attacked. We know MM is Israeli and is cheering the nutcases in his country...

Congrats Fred!  You're officially a traitor to your own vatan. Kolaheto yekam balatar bezar. Bi gheyrati honar nist.

IRANdokht


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What I read here is this . . .

by Hakim (not verified) on

"Before that could be done (going for a A-Bomb), however, Iranian technicians would have to reconfigure the Natanz facility to produce HEU, work that would be detected by IAEA inspectors stationed at the site as soon as it begins"

So I don't see anywhere that Iran is making a bomb.

The real issue is that west does not want Iran to even learn how to do enrichment or other nuclear activities. But it seems that Iran has already passed those stages.

Regarding Tic Tac issues. I just say that every action has a reaction. Be aware of that.


Mehdi Mazloom

Tick, Tack, Tick Tack

by Mehdi Mazloom on

The clock is still ticking.

Tick tack, Tick Tack.


Bavafa

Dear 1 Hamvatan

by Bavafa on

Well, I have not heard any reports (at least a half a$$ creditable one) that indicates they are going to build the bomb, but if they had any real sense and interest for protecting Iran, they would go for it and try to build it.

Lets face it, Iran shares the biggest boarder with USA (on the West and East side) which constantly threat Iran with all option on the table (which means nuclear as well), Israel which every other day draws plan to bomb Iran and has already proven in recent fight in Gaza that they are not bound by any laws and has occupied Palestine in the West bank and part of Syria in Golan Heights. With all of these crazies in the area, they would be insane for not going for it. Unless, the crazy Israelis also agree to disarm, then I will be all for the nuclear free ME.

Mehrdad

 


KB

Ostaad jan,

by KB on

Never abuse children. The only reason this clown is back is because school is almost out for the summer, he is just referring to minty breath freshner but does not know how to spell it. I mean WTF does "a clock is ticking its way mean"??


Ostaad

Mehdi, do the voices in your head...

by Ostaad on

keep you awake at night? I'm sure there's a name for your condition. Why don't you ask a vet?


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good news ??

by 1 Hamvatan (not verified) on

Bavafa dear, you need to stop smoking pot, man. seriously,
I mean where is the goods news? to you, it is good news that Islamic regime is planning to make A-bomb?


KB

And there is F*** all anyone can do about it

by KB on

Because if they could have they would have.


Mehdi Mazloom

Tick, Tack, Tick Tack

by Mehdi Mazloom on

I am sure somewhere, in some obscure command bunker outside Iran, a clock is ticking its way.

TICK, TACK, TICK TACK.......................


Bavafa

Dameshon garm

by Bavafa on

Thanks Fred for sharing the good news with us and congrates to all Iranians.

Mehrdad