Iran and Enriched Uranium: Controlled Media Continues War Hype Lies
The controlled media in Britain and elsewhere has continued with its war hype against Iran with the deliberate distortion of the contents of a new UN Atomic watchdog report on enriched uranium in that country.
According to a headline in the Daily Express, Iran has “two tons of uranium” which “would be enough for two nuclear warheads.”
That, and similar reports appearing in the controlled media in Britain and America, is deliberately designed to convey the impression that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a report warning that Iran “is on the point of acquiring nuclear weapons.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, for example, ran a headline reading “Iran on the brink of a nuclear bomb.”
In reality, the IAEA report said nothing of the sort. Released on Monday, the report confirmed that Iran had a stockpile of low-grade uranium but said that it would require further enrichment to reach weapons grade.
The inspectors reported Monday that Iran has now produced over 5,300 pounds of low-enriched uranium, all of which would have to undergo further enrichment before it could be converted to bomb fuel.
Until recently, Iran’s uranium stockpile, as confirmed by the IEAE, had been enriched to around 4 percent, the level needed to run nuclear power reactors.
The IAEA report stated that Iran had expanded work at its Natanz site to raise the level of uranium enrichment up to 20 percent.
This is the level needed for the Tehran Research Reactor, which produces medical isotopes for cancer patients.
Weapons grade uranium requires an enrichment level of 90 percent.
This means that right now, Iran is nowhere near making “atom bombs” as the controlled media is hysterically claiming.
The main point of conflict between Iran and the IAEA is, according to the report, a question of trust.
This is not surprising, considering the outrageous lies circulated about Iraq's “atom bomb” and “weapons of mass destruction” which were circulated just prior to the illegal invasion of that nation.
The IAEA report went on to describe the lack of trust which resulted in cooperation with its inspectors inside Iran being thwarted by angry Iranian scientists.
For several months, Tehran has refused to accept a deal brokered by the IAEA in terms of which Iran would send 2,640 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Russia and France to be turned into fuel for Tehran's research reactor.
Iran initially rejected that offer but has now said it is prepared to accede and has enlisted the backing of Turkey and Brazil in pushing that process on.
Despite this, the IEAE report noted that the agency had succeeded in setting up a “good monitoring system” for the 20 percent enrichment work.
“A new safeguards approach is now being implemented,” the report said.
Doubtless these lies will now be seized upon by the London-Washington Lie Machine to try and incite the public in Britain and America into yet another conflict in the Middle East, this time against “atom bomb” Iran.
The British National Party stands resolutely opposed to this warmongering and demands that Britain stay out of all foreign conflicts in which our national interests are not affected.