Fars News Agency reported, citing the country?s atomic energy agency. According to Mehr news agency, the Tehran reactor produces radioisotopes for cancer treatment, Nuclear fuel rods contain pellets of enriched uranium that provide fuel for nuclear power plants.
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Well, like we didn’t suspect this for years already…
A story appeared in a South Korean online newspaper today that reported on North Korea’s nuclear collaboration with Iran. An unnamed source said that hundreds of North Korean nuclear and missile experts have been collaborating with their Iranian counterparts in more than 10 locations across the Islamic state.
The revelation lends credence to long-held suspicions that North Korea was helping Iran with a secret nuclear and missile program.“Hundreds of North Korean nuclear and missile engineers and scientists have been working at more than 10 sites (in Iran), including Natanz and Qom,” the source said, citing human intelligence he declined to identify for security reasons. The source would not allow the specific number of North Koreans to be published, citing the sensitivity of the intelligence, and would not give further details on the extent of the collaboration.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the delicate nature of the issue. Repeated attempts to contact the Iranian embassy in Seoul by telephone were unsuccessful.
Natanz is home to a fuel enrichment plant and a pilot fuel enrichment plant,the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report on Iran’s nuclear program published last week. North Korea, which conducted two nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009, revealed a year ago that it is running a uranium enrichment facility. Highly enriched uranium can be used to make weapons, providing Pyongyang with a second way of building
nuclear bombs in addition to its existing plutonium
nuclear bombs in addition to its existing plutoniumprogram.
Both North Korea and Iran are under United Nations sanctions for their nuclear programs.
Iranian protesters stormed the compound of the British Embassy in Iranâ€™s capital, Tehran today, dramatically increasing international concern and raising
tensions over Iranâ€™s nuclear program.
The attacks come amid heightened tensions following Iranâ€™s decision to pass a law to expel the British ambassador to Tehran in retaliation for new British sanctions that cut off all ties with Iranâ€™s financial sector.
The protesters are reported to have ransacked offices, burned the British flag – and as seen in the BBC report below, the Israeli and American flags as well – Â and smashed embassy windows.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The attack on the British embassy in Tehran today was outrageous and indefensible.” The Prime Minister also said that those responsible for the attacks must be prosecuted.
Russia – Iranâ€™s closest ally – said the embassy attack was â€śunacceptable and deserving condemnation.â€ť
All Embassy staff have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed “regret for certain unacceptable behaviour by a small number of protesters in spite of efforts by the police”.
The protesters clashed with riot police and chanted “the embassy of Britain should be taken over” and “death to England”.
Leading journalist and Middle East expert Caroline Glick addressed the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Group on Capitol Hill. She discussed the possibility of
an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear weapons installations.
Alex Traiman, the writer and director of Iranium was featured on this week’s edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show. CBN News sits down with Alex and Harold Rhode, a former foreign affairs specialist at the Department of Defense who’s featured in the film.
Traiman and Rhode are part of the Clarion Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to producing documentaries on the threat of radical Islam.
Watch as they discuss issues surrounding Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and jihad against America and Europe. The pair also discuss some of the Clarion Fund’s award-winning films including “Iranium,” “The Third Jihad” and “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.”
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), a non-partisan group that is committed to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to become a regional super-power possessing nuclear weapons, has submitted aÂ questionnaire and pledge to President Obama and each of the Republican candidates.
The 17 questions touch on subjects ranging from whether to classify Iran as a wartime enemy, to how to convince China and Russia to take part in punitive sanctions against the country.
Candidates are also asked to sign a pledge stating they would â€śtake all necessary action through diplomacy, sanctions, covert action and if necessary the militaryâ€ť to stop Iran from
becoming a nuclear-armed state.
In a recent interview withÂ The Daily Caller, UANIâ€™s spokesman Nathan Carleton stated that â€śUANI is hoping to provide voters with a clear and unambiguous understanding of the candidatesâ€™ positions on the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran, and how they would act if elected president.â€ť
UANI was founded in 2008 by the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former CIA director James Woolsey, Middle East expert Dennis Ross and Ambassador Mike Wallace.
The United Nations Nuclear Safety watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have released a new report Â that reveals Iran has acquired the
knowledge and material to build its first nuclear weapon.
According to the report:
“Previous reports by the Director General have identified outstanding issues related to possibleÂ military dimensions to Iranâ€™s nuclear programme and actions required of Iran to resolve these.Since 2002, the Agency has become increasingly concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosedÂ nuclear related activities involving military related organizations, including activities related to theÂ development of a nuclear payload for a missile, about which the Agency has regularly received newÂ information.”
“The Agency has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iranâ€™s nuclearÂ programme. After assessing carefully and critically the extensive information available to it, the Agency Â finds the information to be, overall, credible. The information indicates that Iran has carried out activitiesÂ relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device. The information also indicates that prior to theÂ end of 2003, these activities took place under a structured programme, and that some activities may still beÂ ongoing.”
The reportÂ is currently restricted to IAEA Member States only. However it has been leaked on the internet and can be read here.
After China, Iran has the highest execution rate in the world. So far this year, more than 200 people have been executed in Iran, the majority of whom were charged with drug-related offences.
A group of independent United Nations human rights experts has condemned the execution of a teenager carried out yesterday by Iranian authorities, and called once again for an immediate halt to the countryâ€™s use of the death penalty.
Alireza Molla Soltani, 17, was publicly executed by hanging last week. He was reportedly sentenced to death last month for stabbing a popular athlete to death in mid-July, which he said was done in self-defence.
â€śWe are outraged at the execution practice in Iran despite the international communityâ€™s and our repeated calls for a moratorium,â€ť the experts â€“ on human rights in Iran, on summary executions, on the independence of the judiciary, and on torture â€“ said in a news release.Â â€śAny judgment imposing the death penalty upon juveniles below the age of 18, and their execution, are incompatible with Iranâ€™s international obligations,â€ť they stressed.
Sadly, it comes as no surprise to most people that Iran is executing minors. After all, this is the same despotic regime that has been systematically clamping down on its citizens human rights, their freedom of speech, denies the Holocaust, claims that 9/11 was a US-Israeli conspiracy and now potentially threatens the lives
of untold millions with nuclear weapons. When you weigh all that up, whatâ€™s the life of a 17-year-old kid worth, right, President Ahmadinejad?
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the official body that examines Iran’s compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and binding U.N. Security Council resolutions that address Iran’s nuclear program, released a nine-page report last week that expressed serious concerns that Iran has conducted experimental work to develop nuclear weapons, in particular on warheads to deliver nuclear payloads.
The report also highlighted that Iran has produced over 4,500 kilograms of low-enriched uranium, which, according to the Institute for Science and International Security, is “almost enough for four nuclear weapons after further enrichment to weapon grade.”
U.S. officials said the report reflects heightened international concern that Iran is developing the technologies to build nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran has repeatedly denied.
“The IAEA and broader international community have fundamental concerns with the nature and intent
of Iran’s nuclear program – and with the Qom facility in particular – that Iran has to put right after years of Iranian violations,” said National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor. “Iran should do so without delay.”
Iranâ€™s leaders once again employ tactics of deception by they are prepared to work toward resolving the regimeâ€™s nuclear dispute with the West. Iranian President Ahmadinejad said Iran would take steps to resolve the issue in return for steps taken by the international community.
Yet these comments come just days after the Iran nuclear developers announced that they are installing modern nuclear centrifuges. The installation of these enrichment machines further undermines Iranâ€™s claims that the enrichment of uranium is for purely peaceful purposes.