Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Crisis

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Iran has confirmed it has begun further uranium enrichment activities.

An Iranian official has confirmed that the country has stepped up its nuclear activities, following a report from the UN atomic agency that said Iran has accelerated uranium enrichment.

"Iran has started another stage of injecting hexafluoride gas into centrifuge machines," the student news agency ISNA quoted an unnamed official as saying on Friday.

"Iran is also pursuing a plan to have a 3,000-centrifuge cascade by the end of the current year (March 2007)," he noted, adding that all the material used in uranium enrichment facilities has been produced domestically.

A report from the International Atomic Energy Agency obtained by AFP on Thursday said that Iran had accelerated uranium enrichment on June 6, the same day world powers asked it to halt the work and open talks to guarantee it will not make nuclear weapons.

The double-dealing continues.

The double-dealing continues.

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2 Responses to Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Crisis

  1. Jim O'Hara says:

    So many conflicting stories on this:

    Accelerating nuclear enrichment, or slowing down nuclear enrichment and ready to talk?

    Do we believe the AFP or Haaretz?


  2. Gaius says:

    Good question. The Haaretz story is AP origin and they haven’t exactly been the straightest news source on some things. Neither has AFP. So, who do you distrust more?

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