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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 12:44 AM
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Egypt accused of secret nuclear tests
Jan. 4, 2005, 8:35PM

Egypt accused of secret nuclear tests
Effort to produce uranium meant to circumvent treaty, atomic agency says
Associated Press

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - The U.N. atomic watchdog agency has found evidence of secret nuclear experiments in Egypt that could be used in weapons programs, diplomats said Tuesday.

The diplomats said that most of the work was carried out in the 1980s and 1990s but they added that the International Atomic Energy Agency also was looking at evidence suggesting some work was performed as recently as a year ago.

Egypt's government rejected claims that it is or has been pursuing a weapons program, saying its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

"A few months ago we denied these kinds of claims and we do so again," Egyptian government spokesman Magdy Rady said. "Nothing about our nuclear program is secret and there is nothing that is not known to the IAEA."

One of the diplomats, however, said the Egyptians "tried to produce various components of uranium" without declaring it to the IAEA, as they were bound to under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. The products included several pounds of uranium metal and uranium tetrafluoride a precursor to uranium hexafluoride gas, the diplomat said on condition of anonymity...cont'd

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world...

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 12:45 AM
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1. Probably just "an atomic school for disadvantaged youth"
Like Dimona. No big deal.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 12:47 AM
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2. They haven't a dime. Bet we don't invade.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:35 AM
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4. But they do have the Suez Canal
Which is worth rather more than a dime to world shipping.

We might not invade but I am sure we would put on the pressure to insure that "free enterprise" and the "security of our friends in the region" are protected.

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ogradda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 12:47 AM
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3. we'll just add them to the list of countries to bomb.
my goodness that list is getting long!
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:37 AM
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5. Are the neoCONimperialists happy about this development?
Are they supporting the IAEA's initiative?

HA!!!
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:39 AM
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6. Egypt should follow America's example and cease testing all nuclear...
- oh, never mind.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:39 AM
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7. duplicate topic
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