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December 5, 2005

IAEA: Iran Only Months Away From A Nuclear Bomb

Topics: Iran
[Click on image to read of Feb. report that by Financial Times of London that international nuclear inspectors found at that time, new evidences that the Islamic Republic was continuing the controversial activities despite pledges to Britain, France and Germany to suspend them.]
iran-nuclear2.jpg It so happens that all of the time that Iran has been saying the West should "trust" them and that they have only "peaceful" intentions for the use of nuclear technology, they've been doing what everyone except the UN knew they were doing - they were lying. The lying Islamic Republic of Iran, whose president said that Israel should be wiped off the map and the West along with them, has all along been developing nuclear weapons!
IAEA chairman Muhammad El-Baradei on Monday confirmed Israel's assessment that Iran is only a few months away from creating an atomic bomb.

If Teheran indeed resumed its uranium enrichment in other plants, as threatened, it will take it only "a few months" to produce a nuclear bomb, El-Baradei told The Independent.

On the other hand, he warned, any attempt to resolve the crisis by non-diplomatic means would "open a Pandora's box. There would be efforts to isolate Iran; Iran would retaliate; and at the end of the day you have to go back to the negotiating table to find the solution."

As expected, so long as El-Baradei is talking against sanctions, Russia's all too happy to agree:

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday urged Iran to cooperate with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to end the crisis over its nuclear program, and warned that international sanctions wouldn't solve the standoff.

Lavrov said in an article posted on the ministry's Web site that the Iranian nuclear problem, just as the controversy over North Korea's nuclear bid, "don't have a military solution" and "can't be settled through sanctions either."

"Both situations serve as examples of a general rule: problems can be settled through the engagement ... not the isolation of the "problem" nations," he said.

This all comes in the context of "Iran's madman "president" Ahmadinejad believing that he is the Mahdi, the "divinely guided one" who will lead Islam to triumph over the infidel. This also comes as Aljazeera continues to emphasize that according to Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of Tehran's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, the new power plants, which Israel claim could be used as a front to build an atomic bomb, are expected to generate up to 20,000 megawatts of electricity.
Washington, backed by Israel, has repeatedly claimed that the Islamic Republic is covertly pursuing a nuclear weapons program, a charge that had been vigorously rejected by Iran on many occasions, asserting that its NUCLEAR PROGRAM is mainly aimed at peaceful and civilian purposes.
So where is this all leading?

Israel says that diplomacy is unlikely to curb Iran's nuclear plans, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for "bold and daring" action to foil Iran's nuclear ambitions, committing to emulate the measures taken by his party's founder against Iraq if voted to power.

From an editorial today in the Washington Times comes this chilling reminder of Iran's intentions:

In a Dec. 14, 2001, speech, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (long depicted by the Europeans as an Iranian "moderate"), declared that, if the Muslim world had an atomic bomb, it would be in good shape after a nuclear exchange with Israel, because a nuclear bomb would destroy the Jewish state, while Muslim countries (with their much larger populations) would survive. The man who defeated him in this year's presidential election, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking in October at a conference in Iran titled "The World Without Zionism," vowed that a wave of Palestinian attacks would destroy Israel. "There is no doubt that the new wave in Palestine will soon wipe this disgraceful blot from the face of the Islamic world," he declared. "Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury," while any Islamic leader "who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world."

Israeli intelligence estimates that Iran has produced 45 tons of uranium hexafluoride gas since June, enough for at least three or four nuclear devices, and Tehran's capability to develop this material continues to grow every day that it continues its illicit nuclear activities.

(...) Given the complete failure of Western diplomacy to halt Iran's march toward development of an atomic bomb, it should come as no surprise if Israel has decided to make surviving a nuclear first strike a top priority.

Now, let's ask the question again - where is this all taking us?

Answer: To a very scary scenario - By March 2006 we will have an Israeli/U.S. action to eliminate the threat, or we will have an out of control Islamic regime with nuclear weapons and an intent to use them in the name of "Allah."

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Posted by Richard at December 5, 2005 9:32 AM

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