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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:40 PM

 

Iran plans nuclear complex upgrade

Source: The Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON Iran has told the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency that it plans to add 3,000 faster centrifuges to its main uranium enrichment facility, a step that could shorten the time needed if Tehran decides to build a nuclear bomb.

Officials with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday that Iranian authorities had informed them in a letter that Tehran would add IR-2m centrifuges, which spin three to five times faster than the current IR-1 model, to the enrichment hall at the Natanz nuclear complex.

Although Iran often has boasted of technological capabilities it doesn't have, Western governments are taking the announcement seriously. Diplomats said the disclosure deepened their concern that Tehran wasn't serious about resuming negotiations over demands to curb its nuclear program.

Diplomats from six world powers have been discussing holding new talks with Iran since November, but have yet to set a time and place.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iran-nuclear-20130201,0,7566630.story

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:44 PM

1. Once NKorea can demonstrate a viable nuclear weapon, Iran will be their first customer. eom

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:34 PM

2. Any shipment of nuclear material from NK, bombs or otherwise, will be stopped before


it can reach its intended customers. I believe that we can at least bank on that.

Sure they will try some way of getting goods to their customers, but this is not something that can fit in ones coat pocket.

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