Thursday, April 13, 2006

Iran Roundup

BREITBART.COM - Iran says nuclear drive unstoppable: "A defiant Iran vowed that nothing could halt its controversial nuclear program, in a direct challenge to the UN Security Council that could risk international sanctions.

With the country basking in national pride after regime scientists successfully enriched uranium to make nuclear fuel -- a milestone in its atomic drive -- officials pledged to move rapidly to industrial-scale work.

'When a people master nuclear technology and nuclear fuel, nothing can be done against them,' boasted armed forces joint chief of staff, General Hassan Firouzabadi.

Iran says its nuclear drive is purely peaceful, but uranium enrichment can be extended to make the fissile core of a bomb. The Security Council had set April 28 as a deadline for Tehran to halt the ultra-sensitive work. "

And in related news: Iran could produce a nuclear weapon in 16 days.
"Iran, defying United Nations Security Council demands to halt its nuclear program, may be capable of making a nuclear bomb within 16 days, a U.S. State Department official said.

Iran will move to ``industrial scale'' uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges at its Natanz plant, the Associated Press quoted deputy nuclear chief Mohammad Saeedi as telling state-run television today.

``Using those 50,000 centrifuges they could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 16 days,'' Stephen Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, told reporters today in Moscow."

Wonder what Isreal's response will be? And how will Rice and Bush address this?
The time for a war with Iran is very, very near.


TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

There was a similar situation with Iraq a while back.
This was Israel's response.

Palm boy said...

Sounds good.

I think we may use Cruise Missles though.