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Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

12.22.2009

Iran news

1. Ahmadinejad says if we made a bomb we'd tell you

Iran's president has dismissed a year-end deadline set by the Obama administration for Tehran to accept a U.N.-drafted deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that "if Iran wanted to make a bomb, we would be brave enough to tell you."

He says the West can give Iran "as many deadlines as they want, we don't care." Ahmadinejad spoke on Tuesday to supporters in the southern city of Shiraz. He said that Iran won't allow the U.S. to dominate the region.

"We are a great and brave nation. We told you that we will launch the [nuclear] fuel cycle and we did it. We told you that we will industrialize the fuel production and we did it ... we told you that we will launch a new generation of centrifuges and we did."

read more @ al manar tv



2. US forged documents


WASHINGTON - Documents revealed last week that appear to show Tehran is working on a nuclear bomb trigger were "forged" by Washington, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told a US news network.

"They are all fabricated bunch of papers continuously being forged and disseminated by the American government," Ahmadinejad told ABC News in an interview aired Monday when asked about the confidential documents first revealed in London's The Times newspaper.

...Describing charges that Iran's is continuing work on a clandestine nuclear weapons program as "a repetitive and tasteless joke," Ahmadinejad said the reports were about a nuclear trigger were "fundamentally not true."

US President Barack Obama's senior advisor David Axelrod said Sunday that any accusation of Washington fabricating documents was "nonsense."

"Nobody has any illusions about what the intent of the Iranian government is," Axelrod told ABC's "This Week," but without citing any evidence to his allegations.


read more @ middle east online



3. by the way, US and Japan kept this other lie going for decades


TOKYO - A SECRET agreement under which Japan allowed the US military to bring nuclear weapons to the Asian nation has been uncovered despite years of denial of its existence by Tokyo, media reports said Tuesday.

The 1969 contract, signed by then US President Richard Nixon and Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, was kept by the Sato family, said the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, which showed a picture of the two-page document.

The existence of the agreement has been denied for decades by past conservative administrations, which issued a complete ban on nuclear weapons, including transporting of such items by its main ally, the United States.

The discovery was a major step forward for the Democratic Party of Japan, which formed a centre-left government in September, ousting the conservative Liberal Democratic Party.

Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada has set up a committee of experts to examine allegations about various hidden agreements between previous regimes and Washington.

In 1991, then US president George Bush announced that US vessels would no longer carry tactical atomic arms, rendering any pact with Japan allowing US nuclear-armed ships to visit obsolete. -- AFP

source: straits times



4. Iran denies arms aircraft heading for Iran -- where did this flight plan come from all of a sudden???

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iran on Tuesday rejected reports that an aircraft loaded with weapons and seized in Thailand might have been en route to Iran.

"Unfortunately, every time when the Western countries try to deprive us of our nuclear rights ... and exert more pressure on Iran, such news would be spread quickly around the world," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told a weekly press conference.

"These pieces of news were fabricated as part of their attempt to exert political pressure and stage their psychological warfare," Mehmanparast said.

"We don't think these actions are meaningful in today's world and we strongly deny such an incident," he added.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that according to a flight plan obtained by researchers, the plane was due to make refueling stops in Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine before unloading in Tehran.

Thai police impounded an IL-76 plane on Dec. 12 after it landed for refueling at Bangkok's Don Muang airport. They found and seized about 35 tons of war weapons and detained five crew members of the plane. 

source: chinaview

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