Archiv für den Tag 7. November 2011
Iran Special: Decoding Ahmadinejad — Did He Just Declare the „Final Confrontation“ Within the Establishment?
Over the last 48 hours, reports have emerged of an extraordinary speech by President Ahmadinejad to a group of his backers, the Supporters of Islamic Revolution Dialogue, in Tehran. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
WashPost: „Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings. Documents and other records provide new details on the role played by a former Soviet weapons scientist who allegedly tutored Iranians over several years on building high-precision detonators of the kind used to trigger a nuclear chain reaction, the officials and experts said. Crucial technology linked to experts in Pakistan and North Korea also helped propel Iran to the threshold of nuclear capability, they added. The officials, citing secret intelligence provided over several years to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the records reinforce concerns that Iran continued to conduct weapons-related research after 2003 – when, U.S. intelligence agencies believe, Iranian leaders halted such experiments in response to international and domestic pressures. The U.N. nuclear watchdog is due to release a report this week laying out its findings on Iran’s efforts to obtain sensitive nuclear technology.“ http://t.uani.com/ubLfCT Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
The prospect of a nuclear Iran is rapidly becoming a reality. An increased sanctions regime and efforts to isolate Iran in recent years have failed to prevent or deter it from driving toward a nuclear weapons capability. Iran has already overcome the most significant technical challenge in acquiring that capability–the enrichment of uranium from 3.5% to 20%. Advanced enrichment up to 20%, according to Iranian officials, may soon be transferred into a heavily fortified mountain complex near Qom. A report expected from the International Atomic Energy Agency this week will document a growing body of corroborated evidence pointing to Iran’s weaponization activities, particularly in the area of nuclear payload development. Further, Iran has continued to develop and test ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads. These developments come at a time when Iran has become increasingly hostile, as evident in its attempt to launch a terrorist attack on American soil.
New York, NY – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace,made the following statement today regarding Huawei’s business in Iran, after Huawei publicly defended that business:
If Huawei has any interest in being seen as a reputable international company, it should stop parsing legalistic descriptions of its technologies and take responsibility for its decision to provide telecommunications equipment to the Iranian regime. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags