Iran takes next nuclear production step

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said his country’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and the new heavy-water production plant he inaugurated Saturday would serve medical, agricultural and scientific needs.

Those needs can be met without enriching Uranium to the levels necessary for nuclear weapons.

Ahmadinajad said scientists, journalists and students should be allowed to visit the facility so they could see that it is for peaceful purposes, Iranian television reported.

How about to Weapons inspectors??? Is the facility open for them too?

He said Iran would spare no effort to reach its peaceful nuclear objectives and that his country is no threat to any other country.

“No one can deprive a nation of its rights based on its capabilities,” Ahmadinejad said in his speech to inaugurate the project, according to Reuters.

“Iran is not a threat to anybody, not even to the Zionist regime,” Ahmadinejad said, using Iran’s term for its arch-enemy Israel, which the Islamic Republic does not recognize.

Note how CNN didn’t mention Ahmadinajad’s comments about wipeing Israel off the map.

Heavy water is used in preparing uranium for nuclear weapons, but it is also useful for medical purposes, such as nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.

Western nations accuse Iran of seeking to master technology to produce nuclear weapons. Iran, the world’s fourth largest oil exporter, insists it only wants to produce electricity.

The UNSC voted 14-1 last month to give Iran until 31 August to end its Uranium Enrichment & Nuclear Weapons Programs or face possible UN Sanctions… I guess we will see if the UN has the balls to back up this resolution… From its past record from Iraq and most recently in Lebanon it is pretty clear that a UN resolution pretty much worthless. It is also clear that the International community is overwhelmingly opposed Iran aquireing nuclear weapons, question is who is going to have the balls to prevent it. 

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  1. It will take Iran 3-10 years to develop its first nuclear weapon. Israel has had 500 for at least 15 years. You have killed over 300,000 Iraqis in the 15 year war and 15 years ago because of your sanctions you killed over one million Iraqi babies that could not get medicine or be cared for. Tell us more about Democracy!

  2. Jon


    Saddam is responsible for the deaths of his people during the sanctions because he refused to live up to the terms that ended the war when he invaded his neighbors, so don’t attempt to lay all of those deaths on the US. More Iraqi’s have been killed by the insurgents (mostly Sunni Muslims and foreign terrorists) than were killed in the first part of the War in Iraq. You really need to do more research instead of listening to all US haters trying to put all the blame on us.

  3. Euro;

    Most “experts” estimate that Iran is 3-10 years away from developing its own Nuclear arsenal, those estimates do not account for assistance from other nations like Pakistan or North Korea.. With their assistance that time line could be reduced significantly. Those same experts were completely suprised by India and Pakistans revelation that they were fully capable of producing nuclear warheads. As for the assertion that the US is somehow responsible for the deaths in Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War because of the UN imposed sanctions, perhaps you should look into the Oil for Food Program again… note that Food and Medicine that was not dual use were not prohibited items.. The blood of those innocents are are on the hands of Saddam Hussein, who determined that he needed palaces far more than his people needed food… Tell us more about the advantages of totalitarian dictatorships….

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