“Iran has just complied with their agreement under the NPT.
World leaders go nuts!”
I do not believe world leaders can be so ignorant of the actual requirements under the Iranian/IAEA Non Proliferation Agreement. It is available to anyone with an internet connection.
Could it be that Obama’s brains have been ziofied over the last few days or is he and the other world leaders trying to pacify the little red heifer in the Middle East by spouting off, in order that the china shop isn’t un-necessarilly trashed?
The way I read it is that treaty signatories are allowed their privacy. In fact, under the NPT, the IAEA is required to protect information that doesn’t breech the guidelines of the NPT. It’s quite obvious Iran is complying before they are required to in order to clarify the situation BEFORE they’re required to. The same scenario was played out when the first ‘secret’ facility was ‘revealed’ by Iranian expats.
General provisions Article 42 Pursuant to Article 8, design information in respect of existing facilities shall be provided to the Agency during the discussion of the Subsidiary Arrangements. The time limits for the provision of design information in respect of the new facilities shall be specified in the Subsidiary Arrangements and such information shall be provided as early as possible before nuclear material is introduced into a new facility.
The design information to be provided to the Agency shall include, in respect of each facility, when applicable:
(a) The identification of the facility, stating its general character, purpose, nominal capacity and geographic location, and the name and address to be used for routine business purposes;
(b) A description of the general arrangement of the facility with reference, to the extent feasible, to the form, location and flow of nuclear material and to the general layout of important items of equipment which use, produce or process nuclear material;
(c) A description of features of the facility relating to material accountancy, containment and surveillance; and
(d) A description of the existing and proposed procedures at the facility for nuclear material accountancy and control, with special reference to material balance areas established by the operator, measurements of flow and procedures for physical inventory taking.
Let the mis-information campaign begin…..
From Haaretz : Obama, Sarkozy, Brown issue ultimatum over second Iran uranium plant
Using harsh diplomatic language, the leaders of the United States, Britain and France issued a strongly worded joint condemnation Friday over the existence of a second Iran uranium enrichment plant, revealed earlier this week by Tehran.
Speaking first, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the three nations had presented the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, with detailed information regarding the second Iranian plant. “Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility… for several years,” Obama said. “We expect the IAEA to immediately investigate this disturbing information.”
“Iran’s decision to build the nuclear plant underscores its unwillingness to meet international obligations and represents a direct challenge to the basic contract at the center of the non-proliferation agreement,” he went on. “Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow.”
Well, no. This is Iran COMPLYING with their agreement as per the rules only signatories to the NTP’s must follow. Israel is not required to follow these rules, Pakistan and India are exempt.
“Everything must be put on the table now,” Sarkozy said. “Iran is taking the international community on a dangerous path and we cannot let the Iranian leaders gain time while the [centrifuge] motors are running.”
Er….they just did, as required.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, meanwhile, mentioned an October deadline for Iranian cooperation, and warned of the dangers of the regime’s program. “Iran’s nuclear program is the most urgent proliferation challenge the world faces today,” Brown said. “The level of deception by the Iranian goverment… will shock and anger the whole international community, and harden our resolve.”
Er…they just weren’t deceptive. They just COMPLIED, as per the rules.
IAEA spokesman Marc Vidricaire confirmed receipt of the letter, saying the agency was informed that a new pilot fuel enrichment plant is under construction. The letter said that the plant would not enrich uranium beyond the 5 percent level suitable for civilian energy production. That would be substantially below the threshold of 90 percent or more needed for a weapon.
Iran told the agency that no nuclear material has been introduced into the facility, he said. In response, the IAEA has requested Iran to provide specific information and access to the facility as soon as possible.
The headline smugly claims
Ahmadinejad Stung By Obama’s Nuke Revelation
and then promptly falls flat on it’s face.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned President Barack Obama against pressing Tehran about new revelations that Iran has been constructing a secret uranium-enrichment plant. “If I were Obama’s adviser, I would definitely advise him to refrain making this statement because it is definitely a mistake,” Ahmadinejad told TIME in New York on Friday. “It would definitively be a mistake.” His comment came as President Obama, speaking at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, made a dramatic announcement that Iran has been constructing a second uranium-enrichment facility whose existence had been kept secret in violation of the non-proliferation agreements to which Tehran is a signatory.
Obviously Massimo Calabresi and Bobby Ghosh don’t have an internet connection
But in an exclusive interview with the editors of TIME that coincided with Obama’s announcement, Ahmadinejad insisted Iran was not keeping anything from the IAEA. “We have no secrecy, we work within the framework of the IAEA,” he said. Still, the Iranian leader seemed nonplussed by the news that Obama was revealing the Qom plant’s existence. Ahmadinejad’s response meandered from the defensive to the aggressive. “This does not mean we must inform Mr. Obama’s administration of every facility that we have,” he said, warning that if Obama brings up the uranium facility, it “simply adds to the list of issues to which the United States owes the Iranian nation an apology over.”
Anyone with an internet connection can find out MORE about the Iranian Nuclear industry that any other country in the world, yet we’re supposed to believe the feigned tosh, dished out by world leaders, in order to placate one small state in the Middle East. Itself a non-signatory to the NPT’s. A state with 223 UNSC resolutions against it. A state that has for 62 years defied the International community. A state whose leader has the audacity to get up in front of the world at the UN and beat Colin Powell’s record for telling absolute bullshite!