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Iranians expanding enrichment, diplomats say
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Date : 2006-11-10 11:53:36                      Reader : 233

200 nuclear heads+ neutron bombs+ biological and chemical weapons. Israel is the only Mideast country that threatens the region with its WMD. So Israel should be given three days to admit inspection of its reactor in Dimona , and sign treaty of IAEA also to accept UN resolutions concerning Middle East. More over to stop holocaust against Palestinians. Without justice and dropping of double standards, Diplomats will not achieve peace and world security.

Iranians expanding enrichment, diplomats say
The Associated Press

Published: October 23, 2006

VIENNA Iran is expanding its uranium-enrichment program despite the growing threat of UN Security Council sanctions, diplomats said Monday.

The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge the information to the media, said that within the past few weeks, Iranian nuclear experts had started up a second pilot enrichment facility.

While the 164 centrifuges were not producing enriched uranium, even the decision to "dry test" them showed Iran's defiance of the Security Council.

The council had set an Aug. 31 deadline for Tehran to cease all experiments linked to enrichment, which can produce the fissile material for nuclear warheads. It may start full deliberations on sanctions as early as later this week.

Iran produced a small batch of low- enriched uranium - suitable as nuclear fuel but not weapons grade - in February, using its initial cascade of 164 centrifuges at its pilot plant at Natanz in central Iran. The process of uranium enrichment can be used to generate electricity or to create an atomic weapon, depending on the level of enrichment.

Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The United States and many other countries fear, however, that it is secretly trying to make nuclear arms.

A UN official said that even a "dry run" allows Tehran "to develop the technology, to make sure that things work."

Another UN official with close knowledge of Tehran's nuclear activities said Iran had the technical means to start the second cascade several months ago, but apparently had decided to wait until the recent collapse of European Union attempts to revive negotiations on an enrichment freeze with the Islamic republic.

There was no official confirmation from the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, which has taken the lead in probing Tehran's nuclear program since the existence of a clandestine enrichment program was revealed more than three years ago.

Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, the chief Iranian envoy to the IAEA, said he had no knowledge of "new developments" at Natanz. But he said that all nuclear activities "are going on as planned."

In Tehran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggested that his country remained committed to enrichment, boasting that its nuclear capability had increased "tenfold" despite international pressure to roll back its efforts.

"The enemies, resorting to propaganda, want to block us from achieving" nuclear technology, Ahmadinejad told a crowd on the southern outskirts of Tehran. "But they should know that today, the capability of our nation has multiplied tenfold over the same period last year."

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, warned that sanctions could backfire by making Tehran "more determined to continue with its nuclear activities," the country's official press agency reported.

In the speech, Ahmadinejad repeated that Iran was ready to negotiate. But the six nations that have led the most recent attempts to bring Iran to the negotiating table continue to call on Iran to first suspend enrichment.

VIENNA Iran is expanding its uranium-enrichment program despite the growing threat of UN Security Council sanctions, diplomats said Monday.

The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge the information to the media, said that within the past few weeks, Iranian nuclear experts had started up a second pilot enrichment facility.

While the 164 centrifuges were not producing enriched uranium, even the decision to "dry test" them showed Iran's defiance of the Security Council.

The council had set an Aug. 31 deadline for Tehran to cease all experiments linked to enrichment, which can produce the fissile material for nuclear warheads. It may start full deliberations on sanctions as early as later this week.

Iran produced a small batch of low- enriched uranium - suitable as nuclear fuel but not weapons grade - in February, using its initial cascade of 164 centrifuges at its pilot plant at Natanz in central Iran. The process of uranium enrichment can be used to generate electricity or to create an atomic weapon, depending on the level of enrichment.

Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The United States and many other countries fear, however, that it is secretly trying to make nuclear arms.

A UN official said that even a "dry run" allows Tehran "to develop the technology, to make sure that things work."

Another UN official with close knowledge of Tehran's nuclear activities said Iran had the technical means to start the second cascade several months ago, but apparently had decided to wait until the recent collapse of European Union attempts to revive negotiations on an enrichment freeze with the Islamic republic.

There was no official confirmation from the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, which has taken the lead in probing Tehran's nuclear program since the existence of a clandestine enrichment program was revealed more than three years ago.

Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, the chief Iranian envoy to the IAEA, said he had no knowledge of "new developments" at Natanz. But he said that all nuclear activities "are going on as planned."

In Tehran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggested that his country remained committed to enrichment, boasting that its nuclear capability had increased "tenfold" despite international pressure to roll back its efforts.

"The enemies, resorting to propaganda, want to block us from achieving" nuclear technology, Ahmadinejad told a crowd on the southern outskirts of Tehran. "But they should know that today, the capability of our nation has multiplied tenfold over the same period last year."

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, warned that sanctions could backfire by making Tehran "more determined to continue with its nuclear activities," the country's official press agency reported.

In the speech, Ahmadinejad repeated that Iran was ready to negotiate. But the six nations that have led the most recent attempts to bring Iran to the negotiating table continue to call on Iran to first suspend enrichment.


 
 
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