Some of the evidence of Iran’s secret activities was mentioned in the IAEA’s interim reports in recent months. The most suspicious item is a document found in Iranian possession that includes technical details about casting enriched and depleted uranium into hemispheres. This casting process is associated specifically with nuclear weapons production, as stated in the IAEA interim report of February 27. The report added that that existence of the document is disturbing.
According to experts, the document is unequivocal proof that Iran’s nuclear project is involved in weapons production.
The Iranians admitted about three years ago to separating small quantities of plutonium, which is clearly associated with atomic arms development. (The materials needed to build an atomic bomb can be acquired either by enriching uranium or by producing plutonium.)
Inspectors who examined the plutonium concluded, judging from the amounts found, that the Iranians must have started creating the plutonium in the mid-1990s and not three years ago.
Yesterday, Iran was referred to UN’s Security Council in an attempt to deal with this situation:
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – Israel expressed satisfaction Thursday over the referral of Iran to the United Nations Security Council for possible sanctions. Israel for years has been pressing the international community to contain what it views as a growing security threat.
And if the U.N. fails to halt Iran’s apparent pursuit of nuclear weapons, the Israeli defense minister said Israel would have all it needs to defend its citizens.
“The State of Israel has many drawers, containing all it needs in order to defend our citizens,” Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said on Wednesday. He added that Israel would not turn a “blind eye” to any threat it faces but would do everything necessary to see “that the threat is not realized.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has refused to bow to global pressure. After his country was referred to the U.N. Security Council, he said the West would suffer more than Iran from any attempt to impose sanctions on the Islamic regime.
Sanctions aren’t going to stop a madman. He’ll starve his people to continue with his nuclear plans.