Nuclear Warhead production in Iranian defense facility?
The mockery of the international community continues, Assmad recently claimed that ‘more good surprises’ are coming regarding the non-sanctioned Iranian nuclear drive, perhaps he was referring to the fact that it now appears the IAEA may have found evidence of Nuclear Weapons production in an Iranian facility.
AP via Breit Bart
By GEORGE JAHN
Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria
The U.N. atomic agency has found traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian site linked to the country’s defense ministry, diplomats said Friday. The finding added to concerns that Tehran was hiding activities that could be used to make nuclear arms.
The diplomats, who demanded anonymity in exchange for revealing the confidential information, said the findings were preliminary and still had to be confirmed through other lab tests. But they said the density of enrichment appeared close to or beyond weapons grade _ the level used to make nuclear warheads.
These Goal Posts are moving all right.. They are moving closer.
Time tables for the development of nuclear weapons in Iran have ranged anywhere from 5 to 9 years by the most relaxed estimates, which appear absurd now that Iran has confirmed working centrifuges, to more pressured views like those of Israel and the US who realistically see home grown weapons development possible within a year to 3 years.
It should be noted those estimates are for tens of thousands of Iranian centrifuges producing multiple bombs per annum. It is also highly possible that Iran obtained nuclear materials outside the country, specifically from the now broken Pakistani Kahn export ring, which was selling missile, nuclear technology on the black market.
Dual track effort
In that scenario Iran may have already purchased weapons grade uranium and the estimates are mistaken entirely as to the time frame of an Iranian nuclear weapon. Equally, in Israel and around the world the notion that Iran may have additional unknown tracks developing weapons is touted openly, additional hidden tracks may mean thousands of centrifuges spinning even now in underground facilities.
Iran may have played PR games with their ‘you should embrace Islam’ letter this week, but if this trace uranium is confirmed fissionable material there aren’t enough printing presses on the planet that will be able to spin out PR for them fast enough to cover.