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Chávez also wants a nuclear program

Posted in counterterrorism, foreign policy with tags , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

Of course, he insists it’s a peaceful nuclear program, the same that Iran says, country with which Chávez signed recently an agreement to begin a “peaceful nuclear program”. But at the same time, he adds that he has bought several “little rockets from Russia”. It’s very doubtful those rockets were bought for “peaceful purposes” too…

Vahidi backed as Iranian Defense Minister (U)

Posted in counterterrorism, foreign policy with tags , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by admin

Iranian MPs have strongly backed the defence minister-designate, in defiance of Argentine demands for his arrest over a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

Ahmad Vahidi faced no opposition from MPs on the third day of a debate on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s choices for his new cabinet.

Interpol has distributed Argentina’s warrant for his arrest for an attack on a Jewish centre that killed 85 people.

…Argentine prosecutors allege that Vahidi “participated in and approved of” the decision to attack the Jewish centre.

Really outraging.

(U) Iran has prepared a new nuclear proposal and is ready to resume talks on its nuclear programme, according to media reports. After naming a terrorist wanted by the Interpol?

Iranian “peaceful” nuclear program (U)

Posted in counterterrorism, foreign policy with tags , , on August 29, 2009 by admin

Iran says report confirms atomic work peaceful | Reuters

Iran said on Saturday the U.N. atomic watchdog had confirmed its nuclear programme was peaceful and vowed to resist political pressure to change it, a news agency reported.

But:

A new report commissioned by the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran’s nuclear energy program may contain “military dimensions.”

In other words, the report states that Iran may be working towards acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. The report was issued just prior to the annual meeting of IAEA member states which is scheduled to convene next month in Vienna.

The seizure of a Bahamiam ship carrying secretly N Korean weapons to Iran is also not helpful for the “peaceful” appearance of the program as it confirms that already nuclearised N Korea is related militarily with Iran and, most particularly, with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

(U) Dore Gold: While America sleeps.