Iran's Enhanced Nuclear Capabilities
by IPT News • Nov 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm
Iran may be capable of doubling the number of centrifuges dedicated to enriching uranium within days. This was reported by one of three diplomats from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in conjunction with the issuance of the latest IAEA Iranian Safeguards report issued Friday.
An additional 700 centrifuges are believed to have been installed at the Fordow fuel enrichment plant near Qum. That brings the total number of centrifuges at Fordow to nearly 2,800, which would mean nearly 1,400 in operation at a given time at the facility. Fordow was designed to hold approximately 3,000 centrifuges so it is now near its capacity and is buried deep inside a mountain, making it a particularly hardened target.
The IAEA report noted a sharp increase in Iran's supply of a more purified form of enriched uranium that can be more easily converted to weapon's grade fissile material. This 20 percent uranium can quickly be converted to the highly enriched form used in weapons. Over the past three months, Iran's supply of 20 percent uranium increased by nearly half.
It remains to be seen how these latest developments will impact Israel's posture toward Iran and its nuclear program. In September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly there was a "red line" on Iran's nuclear program that would trigger Israeli military action. It's believed that is the point Iran has amassed enough uranium, purified to a level of 20 percent, that could quickly be enriched further and be used to produce an atomic bomb.
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American Jews who voted for Obama are traitors to Israel!
Submitted by woodsman1st, Nov 18, 2012 08:48
I can understand American Jews first loyalty would be to America; however, due to the persecution of Jews worldwide, they should hold a loyalty to Israel almost equal to their loyalty to America.
With Obama's obvious and blatant hositlity to Israel, any American Jew who voted for Obama is thinking purely of their own personal gain while throwing family and their race under the Obama bus.How can they possibly hold any self respect whatsoever to vote for a President that holds such obvious contempt for Israel; a president that displays such wanton hostility toward Bibi; a president that refuses to even meet with Bibi? Israel should look upon them, and treat them as quislings, traitors, informers, and as being actually "anti-Israli"! Many American Jews have family...close family...living in Israel. American Jews are a slap in the face to any self respecting Jew. I am not Jewish; yet I am outraged with their vote and their behavior.
There remains little doubt that American Jews who voted for Obama are a dispicable, selfish, and traitorous offshoot of the Jews fighting for their very survival in Israel! American Jews should be shunned by Isralis! American Jews voting for Obama are a disgrace to the human race!