FT - Iran has nuclear explosive testing facility

Discussion in 'Politics' started by THE-BEAKER, Nov 5, 2011.


    A report by the UN nuclear watchdog next week will support allegations that Iran has built a nuclear weapons testing facility, Reuters reported on Saturday.

    In its report, Reuters cites sources stating that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has obtained satellite pictures of a large steel container for carrying out tests with high explosives that could be used in nuclear weapons. The images of the site at Parchin, near Tehran, and other evidence lend credence to allegations by IAEA member states that the installation was intended for nuclear-related explosives testing.

    Western diplomats contacted by the FT on Saturday said that they would make no comment on the Reuters report.

    In recent days, western diplomats have said the keenly awaited report will strengthen suspicions that Tehran is seeking to develop a capability to make atomic bombs.

    However, the IAEA is expected to stop short of saying explicitly that Iran is definitely doing so.

    It was unclear when the container at Parchin was built or whether it was actually used for nuclear-related work.

    Iranian officials were not immediately available for comment.

    Suspicions of nuclear arms work at the Parchin military complex southeast of Tehran date back at least to 2004 when a prominent nuclear expert said satellite images showed it could be a site for research, testing and production of nuclear weapons.

    Iran, which says its nuclear programme is peaceful, has previously denied the allegations. In 2005, Iran allowed U, nuclear inspectors to visit Parchin.

    The IAEA in May listed seven areas of concern regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme, including high explosives manufacture and testing and the development, manufacture and testing of explosive components.

    One of the main hurdles in making an atomic bomb is designing a ring of conventional explosives to compress atomic material in the warhead core, igniting a nuclear chain reaction. Experiments have to be carried out to test the impact of explosions on bomb components.

    The IAEA report is expected to include other evidence of research and other activities that make little sense if not weapons-related, Western diplomats have said.

    Western powers believe Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons, but Tehran denies this, saying it is enriching uranium only to power reactors for electricity generation.

    Any evidence of nuclear weapons activities would strengthen calls for further sanctions against Iran.

  2. Shit, and I just heard from Herman Cain that CHINA is attempting to acquire NUCLEAR CAPABILITY as well!
  3. Congratulations
  4. a large steel container for carrying out tests with high explosives that could be used in nuclear weapons

    Poor boy... you dont know news...they found nuclear capability :D in Libya :D
    Bloody Qaddafi was almost ready to use it but north atlantic terrorist organisation (aka NATO) prevented it!
    And once they found something bad in Iraq. And showed some pictures.
    And obama showed some pictures of his birthday certificate :D
    Pictures everywhere....
    Hey one more picture by the way!
  5. achilles28


    A large steel container? Holy shit. Everyone knows large steel containers are only used for one thing.....

    This sounds like Iraq, all over again. Mobile weapon labs. "45-minute launch capability". Niger yellowcake. All bullsh*t.
  6. We need to attack Iran before it is too late.

    The crazed Muzzie Terrorists who rule Iran wish to destroy Israel.

    Iranians probably helped their Muzzie prophet Osama to do 911 and now they are making nukes to avenge their Muzzie prophet's death.

    Iran is a threat to humanity and we need to add this terrible terrorist country to our list of targets.

    There is no time for a UN mandate on the key issue of Iran.

    If the Iranians do not surrender their WMDs and hand over to us the mosque preachers of hate for execution at Guantanemo, we must be prepared to resort to nuking the muzzie terrorist basta*ds.

    God bless Israel and the USA.

    Jake Jones Cohen
  7. Sandman Gaddafi's corpse has been returned to the sand, where it came from :D :D :D
  8. Lucrum


    Brewing beer?
  9. pspr


    There's no drinking in Iran. Another reason to hate Islam.
  10. Lucrum


    Remind me to never go to Iran.
    #10     Nov 6, 2011