Sep 12, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from WND: WASHINGTON – Iran is imposing new conditions on the international nuclear watchdog agency whose inspectors want to visit the Parchin nuclear facility, where access already has been denied twice, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Iran says it wants a “structured document” that will outline what the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, wants to see at the Parchin military site where some nuclear activity – the West thinks it’s construction of nuclear weapons – may be occurring.
This development comes as a recent IAEA report, following an inspection, said that sanctions the West has imposed actually have accelerated Iran’s nuclear enrichment efforts.
The Iranians say that they have a right under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, and as a member of the IAEA, to engage in nuclear enrichment for civilian purposes.
Iran is known to have enriched uranium up to 20 percent which is what is needed for medical research. Iran’s nuclear reactors only require 5 percent enrichment.
The Israelis, however, are concerned over the amount of enriched uranium that has been processed should Iran achieve a technological breakthrough for higher levels of enrichment. The concern is that such a supply would be available to make an estimated eight nuclear weapons should Iran achieve that breakthrough to enrich 90 percent or better.