Saturday, August 21, 2010

iran starts a reactor, while israel has 'hundreds of nuclear bombs'

israel says iranian reactor use 'totally unacceptable'
iran starts a reactor, while israel has 'hundreds of nuclear bombs'from ap: Trucks rumbled into Iran's first reactor Saturday to begin loading tons of uranium fuel in a long-delayed startup touted by officials as both a symbol of the country's peaceful intentions to produce nuclear energy as well as a triumph over Western pressure to rein in its nuclear ambitions.

The Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant will be internationally supervised, including a pledge by Russia to safeguard it against materials being diverted for any possible use in creating nuclear weapons. Iran's agreement to allow the oversight was a rare compromise by the Islamic state over its atomic program.

Western powers have cautiously accepted the deal as a way to keep spent nuclear fuel from crossing over to any military use. They say it illustrates their primary struggle: to block Iran's drive to create material that could be used for nuclear weapons and not its pursuit of peaceful nuclear power.

Iran has long declared it has a right like other nations to produce nuclear energy. The country's nuclear chief described the startup as a "symbol of Iranian resistance and patience."

"Despite all pressure, sanctions and hardships imposed by Western nations, we are now witnessing the startup of the largest symbol of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities," Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters inside the plant with its cream-colored dome overlooking the Persian Gulf in southern Iran.

flashback: obama agrees to 'understanding' on israeli nukes

geopolitiks/warwhores updates:
israel knesset member declares 'we are preparing for war'*
hr1553 authorizing 'use of force' against iran is based on pure propaganda*
israeli soldiers accused of sexually abusing children*
video: zionist lobby paid off US journalists to sell israeli foreign policy*
'british spy' found dead in duffel bag identified as foreign office worker*
wikileaks release: cia red cell special memo – what if foreigners see US as 'exporter of terrorism'*
striking fbi tv interview, cia confirmed red cell paper could point to new counter-terror agenda against americans*
wikileaks releases cia paper on US as 'exporter of terrorism'*
outcry in belgium over wikileaks publications of dutroux dossier*
background: beyond the dutroux affair - the reality of protected child abuse & snuff networks*
computer/human error sends military drone into restricted washdc airspace*
video: terror suspect was canadian idol contestant*
video: canadian fighter jets scrambled to intercept russian bombers*
video: russia & sco united in anti-terrorism training*
US drone strike destroys house full of children in pakistan*
key karzai aide in corruption inquiry is linked to cia*
karzai: private contractors 'looting & stealing,' working with terrorists*
cia pays karzai administration: report*
headless, mutilated bodies hung from mexico bridge*
mexican police help murder their own mayor*
mexican military kills US motorist at checkpoint, officials say*
mexican drug cartel suspected in massacre of 72 migrants*
a shoe flies, a leader ducks ... a trend is born?*
viktor bout 'merchant of death' will face american justice*
administration halts prosecution of alleged uss cole bomber*
blackwater/xe pays $42m to continue contracting with US govt*
actual headline: first US soldier killed in iraq since withdrawal of combat troops*
renamed combat brigades carry on in iraq*
more troops head to iraq as obama declares mission accomplished*
US to spend $100m on afghan bases*
troops wonder: wtf are we doing in afghanistan, again?*

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now is the time for a UN Security Council Resolution to make the entire Middle East a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in order to avoid a nuclear war.

That specifically includes: IRAN / ISRAEL

All existing nuclear weapons to be dismantled/ disarmed under inspection of the IAEA.

This action is urgently needed for world peace.

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