Anorak News | Iran Passes ‘The Point Of No Return’ In Nuclear Programme

Iran Passes ‘The Point Of No Return’ In Nuclear Programme

by | 22nd, June 2007

ALWAYS good to up the ante ahead of talks. Is this a bluff?:

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has stored 100 kg of enriched uranium material, its interior minister was quoted on Friday as saying, in comments that may worry Western powers who suspect the Islamic Republic of seeking to build nuclear bombs.

But a senior Iranian nuclear official cast doubt on the information. “The figures are not correct,” the official, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi made his comment ahead of sensitive talks on Iran’s nuclear program between Iran’s top negotiator and the U.N. atomic watchdog director and the European Union’s foreign policy chief…

ISNA news agency quoted Pourmohammadi as saying: “More than 100 kg of enriched uranium materials have been delivered to storages.”

Pourmohammadi, speaking in southwestern Iran late on Thursday, also said “more than 150 tonnes of initial materials of uranium gas are ready and have been stored.” Uranium gas is fed into centrifuges for refinement into fuel…

Instead of freezing all enrichment-related activity, as the Security Council has demanded, Iran has accelerated the program and says it has passed the point of no return.

“When the world saw that the (Iranian) nation is pursuing this goal with unity, the world surrendered, ” Pourmohammadi said. “We have passed the dangerous moment.”

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