Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Oops!

Tehran did an uh-oh:

International Atomic Energy Agency experts have found unexplained plutonium and highly enriched uranium traces in a nuclear waste facility in Iran and have asked Tehran for details, a report from the U.N. watchdog said Tuesday.

The report, prepared for next week’s meeting of the 35-nation IAEA, also faulted Tehran for not cooperating with the agency’s attempts to investigate suspicious aspects of Iran’s nuclear program that have led to fears it might be interested in developing nuclear arms.
According to Wiki, Plutonium is used for (surprise!) weapons and extremely long-term batteries, such as those used on satellites. Its not a byproduct of any so-called peaceful uranium enrichment. The one exception to this rule is MOX fuel, which is a mixture of uranium and plutonium and is a way to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium via power generation.

"With the wisdom and resistance of the nation, today our position has stabilized," Ahmadinejad said before the report was released. "I'm very hopeful that we will be able to hold the big celebration of Iran's full nuclearization in the current year," the hard-line president said at a news conference.

Iran's current calendar year ends on March 20.

Well. We have a date. Now its the waiting game, since no one in the world besides the US has the balls to do anything about it.

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