Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kuwaiti Daily Reveals: Iran Building Secret Nuclear Reactor

Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad says his country now
has an industrial nuclear capacity (Reuters: Caren Firouz)

From The Arab Times:

KUWAIT CITY : A secret nuclear bomb manufacturing center at Al-Zarqan Area in Al-Ahwaziya Region, which was first established in 2000, was discovered recently, highly reliable sources told Al-Seyassah. Sources from Al-Ahwaziya claimed Tehran has started building a secret nuclear plant for manufacturing atomic bombs in Al-Zarqan Area near Al-Ahwaz City in southwest Iran and its border with Iraq. Sources said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is not aware of this plant since it was not included in negotiations with Iran held in Geneva at the beginning of this month. Sources revealed Iran started implementing the project some time between 2000 and 2003, which led to the evacuation of a large number of Arab tribes from the area to Al-Zarqan. Sources added the Tehran administration vacated the location, destroyed all the houses, wells and farms, and started full implementation of the project in 2007.

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My Comment: If true, this is explosive information that will scuttle any possibility of a negotiated settlement. This is a smoking gun that will embarrass Iran's supporters (Russia and China), galvanize the Arabs to pursue their own nuclear program and thereby start a nuclear arms race, and lastly increase tension that will result in oil prices going through the roof.

I predict that if true, reports from intelligence sources will soon start to be leaked to the press giving additional information and analysis. This is going to be an interesting week.

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