Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Iran 'To Build Two New Nuclear Sites This Year'

Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also Iran's vice-president, said the new facilities would be built in the mountains to protect them from attack.

The UN nuclear watchdog last week said it was concerned Iran might currently be trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Iran's supreme leader denied the enrichment of uranium was for weapons.

Tehran has always maintained that its nuclear programme is peaceful.

But the US and other nations, which fear Iran is seeking nuclear arms, have been pressing for the UN to impose further sanctions over the issue.

'Baseless' fears

Mr Salehi said the facilities would use new and more advanced centrifuges, according to the semi-official Iranian news agency Isna.


Iran says it is increasing uranium enrichment from 3.5% needed for commercial nuclear reactors

Iran says it has started enriching to 20%, needed for a medical research reactor near Tehran

Weapons-grade uranium is at least 90% enriched

Experts say achieving 20% is a key step towards weapons grade

The two sites are reportedly the first of 10 to be built in a plan announced by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last November.

The centrifuges might allow the Iranians to speed up the development of nuclear material.

Tehran has said it wants to enrich uranium to 20%, more than it has previously done.

The country says it is doing this to produce isotopes for medical use and to generate electricity.

But according to an unusually forthright report by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released last week, Iran's level of co-operation with the agency is decreasing, adding to concerns about "possible military dimensions" to its nuclear programme.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said any fears were "baseless", as Iranians' beliefs "bar us from using such weapons".

Last year Iran revealed a previously unknown nuclear facility in the mountains near the city of Qom.

Previously it was believed that the only type of centrifuge Iran possessed were decades-old and in the the country's main enrichment facility at Natanz, which is monitored by the IAEA.

The facility near Qom had not become operational before its existence was announced.

Sumber : BBC News

Komen penulis blog : Tahniah kepada Tehran kerana berjaya membuatkan Amerika dan sekutunya tidak senang duduk. Pengayaan sehingga tahap 20% produksi uranium adalah suatu igauan ngeri untuk Israil sebenarnya. Walaupun kenyataan Tehran mengatakan bahawa pengayaan uranium itu sebenarnya untuk penjanaan electricity dan untuk keamanan tetapi barat memandang serong kenyataan Tehran itu. Apakah sebenarnya kemahuan Tehran dalam pengayaan uranium?Adakah ini satu peluang untuk kebangkitan Islam atau sebaliknya? Cuba fikir-fikirkan.

Pengetahuan dan ilmu itu sebenarnya memainkan peranan penting dalam mengembalikan Islam dalam pusingan roda dunia ini. Lantaran itu, kesedaran ini perlulah dijadikan sebagai penguat semangat untuk menghadapi, mungkin suatu peristiwa besar yang bakal mengubah segala-galanya iaitu hari penutup dunia. Apa pun tahniah untuk Tehran kerana hadir dalam pentas dunia bagi mengubah penguasan Amerika dan Israil mungkin, insya'Allah.


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