Paris, 10 Apr. (IPS) Iranian nuclear scientists might have enriched uranium up to 3.5 per cent, a level good enough for fueling nuclear reactors but specially meaning that the country has mastered the full nuclear cycle, a process the United States and Israel were determined to deny it to the Iranians.
Speaking to the families of the martyrs, President Ahmadi Nezjad, a former Revolutionary Guards officer told them to wait for some “very good news on the atomic issue”, a declaration that immediately was interpreted by different Iranian sources and analysts as meaning that Iran has successfully completed the full nuclear cycle, including enriching uranium to civilian level of 3.5 per cent.
Iran would announce in the coming days publicly that it has enriched uranium to 3.5 per cent level
“Political, parliamentary and scientific personalities, including President Ahmadi Nezhad in the past days have repeated at several occasions to journalists to “wait for good news in very near future”, wrote the internet website “Irannews”.
On Sunday, while Mr. Hamid Reza Asefi, the senior Foreign Affairs Spokesman sounded very optimistic on nuclear crisis, Mr. Qolamreza Aqazadeh, the Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation (IAEO) told lawmakers during a closed-doors session of the Majles that “you would hear very good news in a near future’.
According to Irannews, the “good news” would be the announcement, from the holy city of Mash-had, where is situated the shrine of Reza, the Shi’ites eight imam, by the mystical, if not fanatical President Ahmadi Nezhad that Iran has enriched uranium up to 3.5 per cent and calling for the doors of the selected Atomic Club to be open to Tehran.
“Iran would announce in the coming days publicly that it has enriched uranium to 3.5 per cent level, meaning that we are de facto member of the Atomic Club”, an unidentified lawmaker has told Irannews, adding that the President himself has promised “a very good news, maybe on Friday or before”.
“We also have heard of news that our country has completed the full nuclear cycle and thus, has virtually entered the Atomic Club”, Tehran’s representative at the conservatives-controlled Parliament Parviz Sarvari has said, stressing that he got the information from “very reliable sources”.
The speculations about successful uranium enriching comes days after Iran test-fired successfully at least four new weapons, from multiple head medium-rang missiles to ultra-rapid torpedoes, flying boats, stinger type shoulder-fired rockets and “over horizon” missiles, all of the said to be “stealth”, meaning avoiding radars.
It also come at a time that the United Nations Security Council has called on Tehran to suspend all its nuclear activities in the one hand and more talks in Washington about the Bush Administration preparing itself for a possible “preventive strike” on Iranian nuclear and military sites on the other. ENDS IRAN NUCLEAR 10406