Sunday, April 13, 2014

Iran: 'We have The Right To Enrich At Weapons Grade Level'

Illustrative photo of centrifuges enriching uranium (photo credit: US Department of Energy/Wikimedia Commons)

While the world remains distracted by sideshows, the deadly Iranian nuclear weapons marches steadily on.

Talks about talks continue in Vienna, but the real game is being played in Iran itself.Today, Iran's atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Iran is entitled to enrich uranium at weapons grade level.

"Firstly, we believe that we are entitled to any right that any NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and (International Atomic Energy) Agency member has, which means that enrichment (of uranium) from 1% to 90% is our right," Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

Of course, Salehi leaves out the fact that Iran's clandestine nuclear weapons program violated the NPT treaty Iran signed from day one, and according to the IAEA it still does, since Iran refuses to allow them to inspect some of the facilities most suspected of being used to work on nuclear weapons. And then there's Iran's heavy water facility at Arak which has no peacetime application, the one President Obama bragged had been shut down...while the Iranians were quite open that Arak was still up and running and would remain so.

For now, Salehi added, Iran is sticking to the 5% level..that is provided you believe anything you hear from the Iranian regime.An din any event the Iranians are making some changes that will make converting any uranium at 5% level up to weapons grade of 19% a lot faster and easier for them.

The Iranians have already let it be known that they're going to be adding a lot more centrifuges and developing a range of new ones that are 15 times more powerful than those currently used. And they have plans to build another four nuclear plants with Russia's help, 'for civilian uses.'

And those talks in Vienna? Our secretary of state John Kerry admitted that Iran will be able to develop a nuclear weapon within two months. And he commented that he was "agnostic" regarding the outcome of the Vienna talks.

That's as much of an admission as we're going to get from the Obama regime that there actually isn't a real nuclear agreement. There never really was, just talks about talks.

As I told you months earlier, President Obama,in spite of everything he's said is just fine with Iran getting nuclear weapons.

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