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  • lewis_whokeyser lewis_whokeyser Feb 23, 2013 9:46 AM Flag

    OT: Iran selects 16 new sites for nuclear plants

    From Times of Israel:
    EHRAN — Iran has selected 16 locations for the construction of nuclear power plants as part of a plan to generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity at multiple sites over the next 15 years.

    Iranian state TV said Saturday that experts at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran had finished studies to select the best locations across the country. It added that sites were chosen in part for their resistance to earthquakes and military airstrikes.

    The Islamic Republic claims it needs 20 large-scale plants to meet its growing electricity needs over the next one-and-a-half decades.

    State TV also said on Saturday that Iran had discovered new uranium resources in the country that will put its reserves at 4,400 tons compared to 1,527 tons three decades ago.

    Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator struck a belligerent tone just three days ahead of talks with world powers in Kazakhstan, saying that the Islamic Republic had fulfilled all of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    “We will not accept anything beyond our obligations and will not accept anything less than our rights,” Saeed Jalili told nuclear industry officials in Tehran on Saturday. “Iran has fulfilled its NPT obligations as an active and committed member, therefore it should gain all of its rights,” he added in remarks quoted by the Iranian Students’ News Agency.

    A new report by the UN’s nuclear watchdog revealed this week that Iran had installed and activated nearly 200 advanced centrifuges. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted Thursday to the report, saying that it proved the Islamic Republic was steadily working its way toward the “red line,” at which it couldn’t be stopped from obtaining nuclear weapons.

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    • Jerusalem Post today (snip):
      Iran announced Saturday that it had designated 16 new sites for nuclear power plants and made a significant discovery of new uranium deposits, days before the Islamic Republic was scheduled to partake in talks with Western powers in Kazakhstan over its controversial nuclear program.

      “Following months of efforts, 16 new sites for nuclear power plants have been designated in coastal areas of the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman, [southwestern province of] Khuzestan and northwestern part of the country,” Press TV quoted the Atomic Energy Organization as saying.

    • the Guardian a little while ago (snip):

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      Iran discovers more uranium ore and chooses sites for new nuclear plants

      Unconfirmed find would treble country's estimated supply of raw uranium

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      Agencies
      guardian.co.uk, Saturday 23 February 2013 08.57 EST

      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inspects the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant.
      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (centre) inspects the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant. Photograph: Handout/EPA

      Iran has announced the discovery of new deposits of raw uranium to feed its nuclear programme and has identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations, just days before talks with Western powers over its disputed atomic programme.

      The Iran Atomic Energy Organisation report cited by the state news agency, IRNA, on Saturday said the deposits had been found in "southern coastal areas" and had trebled the amount outlined in previous estimates.

      There was no independent confirmation but Western experts had previously thought that Iran, with few uranium mines of its own, may be close to exhausting its supply of raw uranium.

      News
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      Iran

      Iran discovers more uranium ore and chooses sites for new nuclear plants

      Unconfirmed find would treble country's estimated supply of raw uranium

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      Agencies
      guardian.co.uk, Saturday 23 February 2013 08.57 EST

      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inspects the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant.
      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (centre) inspects the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant. Photograph: Handout/EPA

      Iran has announced the discovery of new deposits of raw uranium to feed its nuclear programme and has identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations, just days before talks with Western powers over its disputed atomic programme.

      The Iran Atomic Energy Organisation report cited by the state news agency, IRNA, on Saturday said the deposits had been found in "southern coastal areas" and had trebled the amount outlined in previous estimates.

      There was no independent confirmation but Western experts had previously thought that Iran, with few uranium mines of its own, may be close to exhausting its supply of raw uranium.

      News
      World news
      Iran

      Iran discovers more uranium ore and chooses sites for new nuclear plants

      Unconfirmed find would treble country's estimated supply of raw uranium

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      Agencies
      guardian.co.uk, Saturday 23 February 2013 08.57 EST

      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inspects the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant.
      Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (centre) inspects the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant. Photograph: Handout/EPA

      Iran has announced the discovery of new deposits of raw uranium to feed its nuclear programme and has identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations, just days before talks with Western powers over its disputed atomic programme.

      The Iran Atomic Energy Organisation report cited by the state news agency, IRNA, on Saturday said the deposits had been found in "southern coastal areas" and had trebled the amount outlined in previous estimates.

      There was no independent confirmation but Western experts had previously thought that Iran, with few uranium mines of its own, may be close to exhausting its supply of raw uranium.

      • 1 Reply to splanton
      • Recall that Iran was once a peaceful, stable ally of the US prior to Jimmy Carter's decision to hand it over to the Ayatollah Khomeini. Today, Iran is exporting its islamist views and seeking to dominate the Mideast.
        In the past four years we've handed Egypt (our ally) and Libya over to radical islamists.
        Recent Polls show that our Secretary of State, who presided over this disaster is polling as the most popular presidential candidate for 2016.. She is currently being replaced by John Kerry, who sided with the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

        Our currency is being massively devalued. Our military is being gutted. We are considering unilateral nuclear disarmarmament at a time when nuclear war is more likely then ever. American voters fear the future and empower politicians who engage in shameful class warfare as they try to "redistribute" their way to power.

        America: it was a good idea while it lasted.

 
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