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Iranian atom: where the IAEA experts looked

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No longer a bluff or self-deception



Recently it became known that Iran has begun to enrich uranium using modern IR-4 centrifuges at the FEP underground plant in the city of Netanz (or Natanz). No special secret was made of this. But the information in the official Iranian sources appeared only after the report of the Reuters agency with reference to the next IAEA report.

The latter fact indicates that Iran does not plan to slow down the gradual reduction of obligations under the so-called Joint Comprehensive Action Plan of the JCPOA, better known as the nuclear deal. The process began after the US, a key participant, left the JCPOA.

Currently, the chances of a return to the original terms of the deal are becoming more and more elusive. At the same time, for a long time, again, based on the assessments of IAEA experts, many considered all Iran's statements regarding the success in uranium enrichment to be either a bluff or self-deception.

Now in Iran they have taken a rather detailed analysis of atomic flights made by Reuters journalists absolutely coolly. Apparently, Tehran no longer expects the new American administration to simply agree to a full-fledged restoration of the JCPOA.

In this case, the United States will have to immediately lift the sanctions, and Iran will have to curtail the work already begun. Meanwhile, the beginning of uranium enrichment using improved centrifuges of the second type (IR-4) indicates a transition to a different stage in the production of nuclear materials.

Radioactive percentages and kilograms


However, it is too early to panic, since the aforementioned 4 IR-174s will be used at the Fuel Enrichment Plant to work with natural uranium UF6. In Netenza, up to 5% U-235 will be brought, about which both the IAEA specialists and all the countries that signed the JCPOA, with the exception of the United States, were informed about.

Currently, the Iranian nuclear industry, in addition to 174 IR-4 centrifuges, can use 5060 IR-1 centrifuges installed in 30 cascades, as well as 522 IR-2m centrifuges installed in three cascades.

Iran does not hide its plans to install a second cascade of 174 IR-4s. In addition, back in January, the press secretary of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behruz Kamalvandi, announced that 1000 IR-2m centrifuges would be installed at the nuclear facility in Natanz within three months, the efficiency of which significantly exceeds IR-1.

However, all this is completely insufficient for the production of weapons-grade uranium or other materials that pose a real danger, which the JCPOA participants have repeatedly informed about, and the atomic controllers have also reported to the UN Security Council.

Until a really serious threat to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty weapons Iran still has a very long way to go. Moreover, the deep enrichment of uranium will require the use of not only centrifuges, but also much more sophisticated technologies, including the production of ultra-pure water.

To all appearances, Iran still does not have a staff of its own trained specialists ready for such work. Although the attraction of foreign (and it does not matter - former Russian or others), of course, cannot be ruled out.

Forgotten Factory


The FEP plant in the town of Netenz, located in central Iran on the outskirts of the saline desert on the Ifahan-Kashan highway, is one of the key plants in Iran's nuclear program.

There were about 4 thousand centrifuges there already ten years ago, and uranium was enriched to levels that make it suitable for the production of fuel rods - fuel elements. But even then, the Americans considered that work was underway at FEP to obtain weapons-grade uranium, and subjected the plant to a series of cyberattacks.

In the United States, many believed that it was their success, albeit relative, that became the incentive for Iran to eventually go for a nuclear deal. However, studies repeatedly carried out by the IAEA did not confirm the presence of military production in Netense. Although the number of centrifuges there has now reached more than 16 thousand.

But we must not forget that this, again, ensures an increase not in the depth of enrichment, but only in production volumes. The attention of the American intelligence services has shifted to another plant - Fordow in the city of Qom. Seems to be more secret and potentially more powerful.

Iranian atom: where the IAEA experts looked

Right now (in parallel with the deployment of new centrifuges) Iran has resumed 20% uranium enrichment at the Fordow plant. This is contrary to the norms of the JCPOA, but is consistent with Iranian law.

Tehran has repeatedly repeated that it is reducing its obligations under the nuclear deal after the United States has unilaterally withdrawn from it. Iran regularly emphasizes the inability of other parties to protect their interests under the agreement.

Russian trace on duty


Russia is not interested in the development of the Iranian atomic project in a semi-legal regime. And not only because of fears for the fate of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Under the terms of the JCPOA, it is Russia that gets the maximum benefits from keeping the Iranian atom under control. And it's not even about the fact that Russia will be supplied for processing, burial, and, if necessary and possible, for a kind of reanimation, Iranian nuclear waste.


Russia is the main contender to build new peaceful nuclear facilities in Iran: from nuclear power plants to factories, research and medical centers.

It is interesting that it was in those days, when interest in the Iranian atom was again so keen, that Russia had refused to supply energy uranium to the United States. The one that the Iranians want to receive at the FEP plant in Netenz.

This is hardly a coincidence. All the more so since the Biden administration is in no hurry to return to the nuclear deal, setting preconditions, much is changing not only in Iran. So, for a new deal without the United States at all, they have already begun to speak out not only in Russia and China, but also in the European countries that signed it.

However, Europe seems to have failed mediation in returning to the JCPOA.

So why doesn't Iran now stake on Russia?

And already that, if the Americans do return, they will again sell uranium to them.

Without it, at least close all US nuclear power plants, even in 20-30 years.
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  1. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 19 March 2021 11: 11
    0
    so ... I understand that in the near future Israel will hit Iran. there are options, but few. will "start" soon?
    1. Silinvv
      Silinvv 19 March 2021 11: 14
      -30%
      And Israel will have no choice. If Iran builds a nuclear warhead, at least one, they will immediately hit Israel with it. Unfortunately. Let's not forget that in Israel, 27% of Russian-speaking citizens.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 19 March 2021 11: 17
        +5
        Quote: Silinvv
        Let's not forget that in Israel, 27% of Russian-speaking citizens.

        much more in Ukraine. Are they all for us? and ... with one warhead, Iran will simply "plow" all nuclear weapons "which Israel" does not have. And in order to prevent a massive strike, Israel will "plow" Iran ... something like that.
        1. Silinvv
          Silinvv 19 March 2021 11: 25
          -20%
          But just Iran will not care what will happen next. Destroying Israel is the national idea of ​​the Persians. I hope everything will work out without a military conflict. By the way, Netanyahu said that if Iran stops terrorizing Israel (through Hezbollah and the nuclear program), then Israel will also stop considering Iran as enemy number 1 and everything will end in peace. Iran replied - no way ...
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 19 March 2021 14: 31
        +3
        Quote: Silinvv
        And Israel will have no choice. If Iran builds a nuclear warhead, at least one, they will immediately hit Israel with it. Unfortunately. Let's not forget that in Israel, 27% of Russian-speaking citizens.

        Quote: Andrew Y.
        so ... I understand that in the near future Israel will hit Iran. there are options, but few. will "start" soon?

        Most likely, no one zhakhny on anyone. Israel has the wrong government, Iranians are not suicidal.
      3. ZAV69
        ZAV69 20 March 2021 13: 42
        +1
        And why does Iran need it?
      4. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 20 March 2021 23: 25
        -1
        Quote: Silinvv
        And Israel will have no choice.

        In count MINUSES you understand how many here are willing to paraphrase the famous lines.
        I left the land, went to fight in order to give the land of Israel to the Persians.
        But they don't know that dead empires are not reborn!
  2. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 19 March 2021 11: 13
    -9

    You probably know that Iran’s leaders have repeatedly denied the suspicion that they are seeking nuclear weapons. You can listen to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei: "I emphasize that the Islamic Republic has never sought nuclear weapons." You can hear Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: “Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction do not have a place in the security concept of Iran and are contrary to our fundamental religious and ethical beliefs.” The same is repeated by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: “We didn’t have any program to develop nuclear weapons. In any case, we view nuclear weapons as both irrational and immoral. ”
    Tonight I'm here to tell you one thing: Iran lied. Lied big.
    30.04.2018
    Full text here:
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 19 March 2021 11: 19
      -9
      Quote: A. Privalov

      You probably know that Iran’s leaders have repeatedly denied the suspicion that they are seeking nuclear weapons. You can listen to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei: "I emphasize that the Islamic Republic has never sought nuclear weapons." You can hear Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: “Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction do not have a place in the security concept of Iran and are contrary to our fundamental religious and ethical beliefs.” The same is repeated by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: “We didn’t have any program to develop nuclear weapons. In any case, we view nuclear weapons as both irrational and immoral. ”
      Tonight I'm here to tell you one thing: Iran lied. Lied big.
      30.04.2018
      Full text here:

      this stuffing can cost Iran dearly.
    2. g_ae
      g_ae 19 March 2021 11: 30
      +25
      After Colin Powell's tubes, any accusations of lying or dishonesty about someone don't make the slightest sense. Everything is possible if you can afford it. Which Israel and the United States regularly demonstrate. Why is Iran worse? The main thing is to choose the right words like "humanitarian bombing" or "no-fly zone". And voila! White-black, and vice versa. And the Jews and the Anglo-Saxons in their history of verbal casuistry ate a dog (or whatever is kosher).
    3. yehat2
      yehat2 19 March 2021 13: 13
      +11
      Liar Netanyahu.
      Iran had no plans for a nuclear weapons program, but external conditions have changed - the United States withdrew from agreements with Iran, Israel strikes at those who are directly or indirectly connected with Iran, in Iran, high-ranking officials, scientists, military personnel are already being killed in Iran. , US military bases threaten to strike Iran, US UAVs regularly invade Iran. And what should they do in these conditions? Pretending to be peaceful Latvia so that they can be rolled into a pancake? If they hadn't been pressed so hard, they wouldn't have needed a military atomic program.
      1. borberd
        borberd 19 March 2021 13: 36
        -7
        It is not good to accuse someone of lying, especially if you yourself sin by it. All that you have listed is a consequence of the aggressiveness of Iran, which is trying to export the Islamic revolution to neighboring countries. Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Syria are already in fact under the Iranians. The next in line is the Gulf countries. Iran has a military nuclear program. The intelligence services of the leading countries of the world and the IAEA agree with this. He violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which he himself signed. There is no need to mold an innocent lamb out of an aggressor.
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 19 March 2021 13: 43
          +11
          Iran's influence is growing because Israel is actively destroying its neighbors. If Israel did not destroy Lebanon (indirectly, and then directly), and did not do many other not very good things, then they would simply laugh at the influence of Iran. But since Israel weakens its neighbors, they willy-nilly stick to those who are stronger. And there are only 2 strong players in the region - Iran and Israel. Those. Israel itself is directly and guilty of increasing the influence of Iran, Well, the United States also helped when they counter-suppressed Iraq, which was restraining the influence of Iran. And one should not call Israel a peaceful country - in fact, it was Israel that attacked and seized the territory of Egypt.
          But it turns out that Iran is to blame for everything? Are you seriously?
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 19 March 2021 14: 48
            -1
            Quote: yehat2
            Iran's influence is growing because Israel is actively destroying its neighbors. If Israel did not destroy Lebanon (indirectly, and then directly), and did not do many other not very good things, then they would simply laugh at the influence of Iran. But since Israel weakens its neighbors, they willy-nilly stick to those who are stronger. And there are only 2 strong players in the region - Iran and Israel. Those. Israel itself is directly and guilty of increasing the influence of Iran, Well, the United States also helped when they counter-suppressed Iraq, which was restraining the influence of Iran. And one should not call Israel a peaceful country - in fact, it was Israel that attacked and seized the territory of Egypt.
            But it turns out that Iran is to blame for everything? Are you seriously?

            laughing
            Israel neither Lebanon nor Egypt nafig were not needed as enemies.
            Lebanon destroyed Syria, transporting Arafat's guys there, who were trying to overthrow King Hussein, thereby upsetting the balance between European-oriented Christians and Muslims, which led to the Civil War. The Lebanese would “laugh” about - they are now protesting against the Iranian influence.
            Egypt in 1948 itself attacked Israel, Sinai could have lost already in 1949 (but then the British fit in for him) ... in short, everything was given to him after the signing of the peace treaty and the official recognition of the Jewish state.
            As for Israel's "subversive" activities against its neighbors - who have they surrendered to? According to the HDI, Israel is between Austria and Japan, is one of the 20 most developed countries in the world, diplomatic relations with Egypt and Jordan - if it did not seem to be the country's security, they would look at the Syrian showdown as Rwandan - they feel sorry for people, but no one cares.
            1. yehat2
              yehat2 19 March 2021 14: 53
              +9
              Quote: Krasnodar
              would look at the Syrian showdown as Rwandan

              how is it? Well then, give back what you captured in Syria and Sinai, if you are so peaceful and you don’t give a damn, open up logistics to Lebanon, which is suffocating under the actual blockade. Get out of the settlements that spontaneously appear on lands that do not belong to Israel.
              And then some kind of shiz - you are white and fluffy, but in fact you are an arrogant aggressor who has already squeezed out a lot of things from your neighbors. Or do you preach the logic of Goebbels, that you were the first to attack, so as not to attack you?
              As they say, either take off the cross, or put on panties.
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 19 March 2021 15: 09
                -1
                Once again - Sinai was handed over in 1979 (for your information), all attempts to negotiate with Syria ended with "first give the Golan, then we'll see." The Assads, as representatives of the national minority, cannot make peace with Israel, for which Sadat was slammed in Egypt. So the questions here are not for the Jews, who are preoccupied with building an economically developed state, and not with the massacre between party-ethnic clans.
                Who closed the logistics to Lebanon? lol
                Are you talking about Gaza? They have a border with Egypt, which, for some reason, they are also in no hurry to open. Probably not some Jews have a problem with Hamas? wink
                Are you talking about the Jewish settlements in Judea? What are the Arabs doing in it, tell us? )))
                Goebbels and Hitler are the idols of the Arabs, and who attacked whom first? lol
                Germany attacked the USSR - lost Konigsberg, the Arabs attacked Israel - profiled the territory. What did you expect - will we iron them? laughing
              2. borberd
                borberd 19 March 2021 15: 23
                0
                Quote: yehat2
                how is it? well then give back what you captured in Syria and Sinai, if you are so peaceful

                Usbagoyte, Sinai was given all for a peace treaty, but Hafez Assad, the daddy of the current ophthalmologist, refused the same offer.
                Quote: yehat2
                open up logistics to Lebanon, which is suffocating under a de facto blockade.

                Shta? Have you looked at the map? You are entangled in three pines. Read something on the topic so as not to get into a mess lol
                Quote: yehat2
                Get out of the settlements that spontaneously appear on lands that do not belong to Israel.

                Why should we leave there? No man's land - it was first under the occupation of the Turks, under the British mandate, then the Jordanians captured it. Then, as a result of their own and unleashed aggression against Israel, they lost these lands. All .
                Quote: yehat2
                And then some kind of shiz - you are white and fluffy, but in fact you are an arrogant aggressor who has already squeezed out a lot of things from your neighbors. Or do you preach the logic of Goebbels, that you were the first to attack, so as not to attack you?

                The facts, and what you write, correlates very weakly. I would say that you do not know what you are talking about at all. The Syrians themselves renounced the Golan, and the Jordanians renounced the territories they captured in the 48th year. So we have no territorial disputes with our neighbors. I did not understand about Goebbels at all, the course of your chaotic thoughts and logical chains is not available to me. laughing
                1. yehat2
                  yehat2 19 March 2021 15: 53
                  -2
                  Quote: borberd
                  due to them and the unleashed aggression

                  some strange aggression from Israel's neighbors, no matter how untied, so they lose something.
                  you do not take people for fools. Usually the exact opposite is the essence of the attack.
                  (I really confused shinai and golans - this is a jamb).
                  1. borberd
                    borberd 19 March 2021 17: 41
                    +3
                    Quote: yehat2
                    some strange aggression from Israel's neighbors, no matter how untied, so they lose something.

                    That's how it is with everyone. Having attacked the USSR, Germany lost V. Prussia, the Kurils and Yu. Sakhalin were seized from Japan, Karelia and Vyborg were seized from Finland. The list goes on ...
                    Quote: yehat2
                    you do not take people for fools. Usually the exact opposite is the essence of the attack.
                    (I really confused shinai and golans - this is a jamb).

                    You just don't know the topic you're trying to talk about. You have nothing but emotions. You don't even know the history of your country well. It is standard world practice to punish an aggressor with the loss of territories. Practiced by many countries. At the moment, there are more than 200 territorial conflicts in the world. And the Syrian-Israeli one of those 200's. You have more than 5 of them at the moment. But for some reason you don't remember them, are you ashamed? laughing
                    1. yehat2
                      yehat2 19 March 2021 19: 24
                      -2
                      Quote: borberd
                      But for some reason you don't remember them, are you ashamed?

                      This is whose 5 capitals are regularly bombed by the Russian Federation?
                      our country does not carry out such cynical operations
                      1. borberd
                        borberd 20 March 2021 15: 52
                        +1
                        So they do not threaten you, why bomb them?
                      2. yehat2
                        yehat2 20 March 2021 22: 06
                        0
                        threatened, but there are less cannibalistic ways
                2. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 19 March 2021 18: 31
                  +1
                  Quote: yehat2

                  some strange aggression from Israel's neighbors, no matter how untied, so they lose something.
                  you do not take people for fools. Usually the exact opposite is the essence of the attack.
                  (I really confused shinai and golans - this is a jamb).

                  lol Usually street hooligans attack people first, but if they run into athletes, they grab them in 95% of cases, despite the fact that the essence of the attack is to defeat the enemy laughing
              3. yehat2
                yehat2 19 March 2021 16: 00
                -2
                Quote: borberd
                So we have no territorial disputes with our neighbors.

                you know, not everyone can fuck so brazenly.
                were able to surprise.
                1. borberd
                  borberd 19 March 2021 17: 47
                  +3
                  Quote: yehat2
                  you know, not everyone can fuck so brazenly.
                  were able to surprise.

                  If you have dyslexia, then I am not your kind doctor. Before making such statements, re-read what I wrote to you earlier. There are all the answers to your stupid "assaults". I repeat - at the moment we do not have any territorial conflicts with our neighbors, because the Syrians do not want to sign a peace treaty even with the condition of transferring the Golan, and the Jordanians have withdrawn all their claims.
        2. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 21 March 2021 00: 00
          +1
          Quote: yehat2
          But it turns out that Iran is to blame for everything? Are you seriously?

          It is white and fluffy.
          This will remain in your memory if it comes to the manufacture of nuclear weapons.
          And all of your LYING will not help you or Iran.
          In the Torah (Bible Old Testament) it is written "If anyone wants to kill you, kill him first."
      2. yehat2
        yehat2 19 March 2021 13: 49
        +4
        Quote: borberd
        sculpt an innocent lamb.

        no one from Iran makes an innocent lamb.
        This state is not the herbivorous Andorra. But I want to say that they have no choice either. They will be devoured if they are different and put pressure on the United States and Israel to a large extent. The Turks have also recently begun to add pepper, as well as Pakistan, created by England and the United States.
        1. borberd
          borberd 19 March 2021 17: 57
          0
          Quote: yehat2
          no one from Iran makes an innocent lamb.


          You from Iran are not just making an "innocent sheep", you are making "angels" out of them. Read for yourself what you wrote above.
          And, it turns out, we must enter the position of "good" Iranians. They are all so unhappy, offended by everyone. Such "unfortunate" sheep that climb our borders constantly threatening us. And they not only threaten, but also arrange terrorist attacks in our embassies, consulates, kill our tourists, train Hezbollah terrorists and pump weapons into Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.
          1. yehat2
            yehat2 21 March 2021 07: 38
            0
            Quote: borberd
            You from Iran are not just making an "innocent sheep", you are making "angels" from them

            let's mirror to Iran what Israel wants.
            Which of the two HAS nuclear weapons? Israel.
            This means that Iran, as Israel is doing now, is simply obliged to bomb every barn in Israel that suspects the presence of nuclear bombs.
            Well, how do you like this logic? I didn’t invent anything, I’m just listing what Israel is doing right now.
            So that's enough verbiage to deal with. I have no fondness for Iran, it is just that what Israel is doing is so frostbitten and cynical that it does not climb into any gate.
            Well, the second point. He complains to Israel that everyone offends him. Yes, not without it.
            But. A simple question - how many air strikes did Israel launch against its opponents, when not a single soldier of them was on the territory of Israel recognized by the UN, and not its inhabitants?
            And I will answer - already several HUNDREDS. And now one more question - why do the neighbors dislike them so much?
            This is probably their genes, but yes - such a peaceful country! And the Palestinians call Israel differently. They simply call this country "enemy", without even specifying. And of course I came up with this, but in Israel, armed patrols are not catching martyrs, but butterflies.
            1. borberd
              borberd 28 March 2021 16: 02
              0
              Quote: yehat2
              let's mirror to Iran what Israel wants.
              Which of the two HAS nuclear weapons? Israel.

              We, unlike them, made our own nuclear weapons, even before the creation of the IAEA and the NPT. Not at all the way the Iranians did - they signed the NPT, trained their students in nuclear laboratories in Europe, and then secretly began to rivet nuclear weapons.
              Quote: yehat2
              This means that Iran, as Israel is doing now, is simply obliged to bomb every barn in Israel that suspects the presence of nuclear bombs.

              No, I don't have to. We did not threaten them before and we do not threaten them now. The ax of war was dug up by the Iranians, not by us. And they also intimidated the Gulf Arabs, support the terror of the Houthis and Iraqi Hezbollah. And they are trying to export their "Islamic revolution" to their neighbors. In this we interfere with them, because we have nuclear weapons, which means that crawling to us without having the same is fraught with getting lyuly.
              Quote: yehat2

              So that's enough verbiage to deal with. I have no fondness for Iran, it is just that what Israel is doing is so frostbitten and cynical that it does not climb into any gate.

              So don't do it, who's stopping you? You are just "a little" not aware of what is happening and how it started. If you knew everything that preceded the current events, then clapping your hands would welcome not only the destruction of Iranian thugs in Syria, but also the defeat of the Iranian nuclear program.


              Quote: yehat2
              A simple question - how many air strikes did Israel launch against its opponents, when not a single soldier of them was on the territory of Israel recognized by the UN, and not its inhabitants?

              During the wars - 1948,1967,1973,1982,2006 - Israel came under fire from the Arabs, despite the fact that not a single Israeli soldier was at that moment in Arab territory. That did not stop the Arabs from attacking over and over again. And the conversation is not about a hundred blows, but about tens of thousands. For example, only from the Syrian Golan at that time, from 1948 to 1967 - 19 years old, the Syrians shelled nearby Israeli cities and towns.

              Quote: yehat2
              This is probably their genes, but yes - such a peaceful country! And the Palestinians call Israel differently.

              Live with wolves, howl like a wolf. We did not start these wars, but we ended them on the territory of the aggressors. The Palestinians are us Israelis. Those Arabs who call themselves that way are people from all over the BV (Egypt, Jordan, CA ...). They cannot be Palestinians, if only because the Romans, having renamed Judea and Israel into Palestine, never saw a single Arab in their eyes, because the Arabs in those days were sitting on the Arabian Peninsula and did not stick their nose out. And it was only in the 7th century, when Palestine had existed for about 700 years, inhabited by Jews, who were Palestinians. So do not broadcast the Arabian tales in vain.
    4. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 19 March 2021 14: 38
      -1
      Quote: yehat2
      Liar Netanyahu.
      Iran had no plans for a nuclear weapons program, but external conditions have changed - the United States withdrew from agreements with Iran, Israel strikes at those who are directly or indirectly connected with Iran, in Iran, high-ranking officials, scientists, military personnel are already being killed in Iran. , US military bases threaten to strike Iran, US UAVs regularly invade Iran. And what should they do in these conditions? Pretending to be peaceful Latvia so that they can be rolled into a pancake? If they hadn't been pressed so hard, they wouldn't have needed a military atomic program.

      Oh...
      The United States and Israel were behind the first Iranian nuclear program, even under the Shah. The former in terms of technology, the latter pledged to manufacture launch vehicles.
      After Ayatollah Khomeini came to power, the project was curtailed, and nuclear weapons were recognized as "un-Islamic" (even a tree cannot be destroyed on the territory of the enemy, even a tree).
      But in the early 90s, the United States defeated the Iraqi army with which Iran had been fiddling for many years, and in the early 0s, Iraq was bent over in three weeks. Bush Sr. ignored all the steps towards America, overlapping the Persians from Afghanistan as well. Then I had to start working on nuclear weapons very quickly so that, as you rightly pointed out, not to be rolled out by the Americans.
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat 19 March 2021 22: 27
        +2
        In fact, the United States itself has a "stigma in the gun". For example, the so-called "conspiracy" supporters have long said that the United States is quietly conducting nuclear tests. Well, for example:
        In 2018 and 2019, several weak earthquakes occurred on the territory of this desert, which seemed too strange to scientists. The researchers were especially worried by the fact that the epicenter of the earthquake was not far from the surface, while the tremors that usually lead to earthquakes are recorded at a great depth of about 10 kilometers.

        https://pulse.mail.ru/article/strannye-zemletryaseniya-v-ssha-mogut-byt-predvestnikami-izverzheniya-vulkana-8468822647353206044-357246546680527915/?utm_content=lenta_pulse_mail_ru_fulltext&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fpulse.mail.ru&utm_source=pulse_mail_ru
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 19 March 2021 23: 07
          0
          Maybe the Israelis experienced it)).
  • iouris
    iouris 19 March 2021 11: 13
    +9
    After Bidon's speech, it should be understood that all agreements with the United States are not worth paper. Those who do not resist, they will plunder peacefully.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 19 March 2021 11: 20
      0
      Quote: iouris
      After Bidon's speech, it should be understood that all agreements with the United States are not worth paper. Those who do not resist, they will plunder peacefully.

      Israel, undoubtedly without a nod from the states, will not take a step. here we are waiting ... and what remains.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 19 March 2021 21: 05
      0
      Quote: iouris
      After Bidon's speech, it should be understood that all agreements with the United States are not worth paper. Those who do not resist, they will plunder peacefully.

      Is not a fact. The Ukrainian juntostan does not resist, and, moreover, welcomes the American occupation of its country, but the mattresses purposefully support military operations in the east, under this noise they turn out the pockets of the talkative, that is to say, rob the wards who believe in them, without a twinge of conscience, driving the population of the "square" into debt bondage to the third, fourth, etc. generations.
  • Yuriy71
    Yuriy71 19 March 2021 11: 23
    -7
    We must expect massive bombing from Israel! He, obviously, will not wait for the appearance of the Nuclear Cudgel at his main enemy! After all, how much is needed for Israel? A couple of charges of 150-200 Kilotons from Israel is just a memory !!!
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 19 March 2021 11: 31
      +7
      Yes, yes, right now, Iran will hit the Palestinians living in Israel, the thousands of Muslims who are there.
      All these tales are actively thrown in by Israel itself and the United States 8 to justify their aggression against Iran.
      I am sure that Iran is preparing the same fate as Iraq in its time, and only its own nuclear weapons can stop the aggression of Israel and the United States against Iran.
      The same picture is remembered with the DPRK on which all the dogs were hung, now there is no threat of intervention in the DPRK thanks to its own nuclear weapons.
      1. Yuriy71
        Yuriy71 19 March 2021 11: 38
        -2
        During "Total War" - casualties are inevitable!
      2. sidoroff
        sidoroff 19 March 2021 12: 15
        +2
        during the second Lebanese, Hezbollah did not particularly regret that their missiles also hit Arab
        villages. Sunnis - and to hell with them. and the relatives of the dead Sunnis thanked Nasrallah for his commitment to the Arab cause of the liberation of Palestine and cursed Israel
        for not providing shelters. and Iran deeply does not care how many Arabs there are.
        1. Yuriy71
          Yuriy71 20 March 2021 14: 38
          +1
          I agree! And you tell this to those who sell me a line above "Minuses"! Or, our people are so stupid, already, as in America, or ... an order!
  • rocket757
    rocket757 19 March 2021 11: 43
    +4
    Recently it became known that Iran began to enrich uranium using modern centrifuges
    Pandora's box has been open for a long time ... someone was hoping that everyone else would not get close to it, who has the opportunity to take this and implement it?
  • mvg
    mvg 19 March 2021 12: 03
    +2
    It seems that the article directly states that Iran is so far from nuclear weapons, but half of the comments are about the "vigorous club".
    If Iran needed a nosebleed "cudgel", he would buy it from the DPRK for a handful of rice
    1. Yuriy71
      Yuriy71 19 March 2021 12: 14
      0
      Especially for mvg. How many commentators have divorced, political scientists! "If Iran needed a" cudgel "for a nosebleed, he would buy it from the DPRK for a handful of rice!" For TWO pennies, Israel bought specialists, technology and a bomb! in the end, FRANCE! How do you know what Iran is doing and how? Did someone tell you a secret?
      1. mvg
        mvg 19 March 2021 12: 24
        +6
        For TWO pennies, Israel bought specialists, technology and a bomb! in the end, FRANCE!

        On occasion, read in more detail how Israel got its "bomb", the role of France is greatly overestimated. Help build the first research reactor, nothing more. No less, at least, assistance was provided in an explicit and implicit way by the United States.
        1. Yuriy71
          Yuriy71 20 March 2021 14: 41
          0
          On this, in my opinion, there was once an article about the role of France! On occasion, find and read! The fact that the entire Western world Helped the Jewish state is well known to everyone! The USA, of course, is no exception! Without their knowledge, no one, sorry, will not "fart")))
  • Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 19 March 2021 12: 13
    +5
    Raw uranium is readily available to the United States; a sufficient number of centrifuges and equipment can be produced by their companies and their European partners in a very short time under government contracts.
    So I don’t think that we will somehow limit their capabilities in the medium term.
    As for Iran, I would like to say that they are doing everything right, but this cannot be said, because there is a lot of bullshit on their part against Israel. It is not a good tactic to go to a country that already has nuclear weapons and slowly make your own - here it is still worth "sharing priorities."
    1. Gust
      Gust 19 March 2021 12: 32
      -1
      To be able and to do in fact are slightly different things. The Russian Federation has technology, finance, production capabilities to land people on the moon, but in fact this is unlikely to happen in the next 15-20 years.
    2. zwlad
      zwlad 19 March 2021 13: 49
      0
      If the Yankees begin to completely produce fuel for their nuclear power plants, then they will have to close them due to unprofitability. I think so.
    3. Cowbra
      Cowbra 19 March 2021 15: 47
      0
      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      sufficient number of centrifuges and equipment

      ... obsolete half a century ago. They still enrich from diffusion - expensive, ineffective. They do not know how to clean waste, MOX fuel did not even get close, therefore they failed the agreement on the reduction of nuclear weapons - they have NO technology for processing plutonium. The United States in nuclear energy and the field of nuclear weapons has long been in a deep aphedron, with the enrichment of uranium-plutonium, an ambush, because the old warheads are sawing into tactical ones - for full-fledged ones, there is simply not enough weapon-grade uranium and plutonium ...
      Although this is bullshit, the fact that they completely lost the technology of building a nuclear power plant is a real joy. The last nuclear power plant was built almost 40 years ago - even those who built it are no longer alive laughing
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 19 March 2021 16: 44
        +1
        I do not know what can become obsolete in the word "produce" - given that we are talking about the industrialized Western countries, so to speak, "the golden billion." Do you doubt that the US will not have enough money for R&D to ensure national energy security, if need be? Or maybe you are afraid that Germany / France / Britain / USA / Canada will suddenly be unable to create operating reactors or modern centrifuges? The fact that we, like a crab, clung to the niche of nuclear waste processing does not mean that others have little guts, it is just that for them it is a dirtier and less profitable prospect than any other types of activity. For example, 10 years ago we made fun of the American "trampoline" - now the American "king of trampolines" makes fun of us, I'm not sure that in other areas of forced import substitution by the United States, this same scheme will stall for decades. If they need it.
        The American market is plentiful and very greedy for money and government orders - as soon as they say "fast!" and a lot of development companies will rush into this direction because this is a fat piece.
        Undoubtedly, ROSATOM is a powerful and active organization, and we are in the lead in terms of developments in the construction of nuclear power plants and waste processing, but is this gap really capital? All the same, one must understand that the West is also not made with bast shoes, they made (are doing) most of the LHC and ITER, they make RTGs for rovers, they are currently developing Kilopower (and, apparently, quite successfully). So I would not share any particular optimism about how much they will be upset by our epic refusals ..
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 19 March 2021 17: 13
          0
          Do you doubt that the US will not have enough money for R&D to ensure national energy security, if need be?

          I have awesome doubts that there will be enough BRAINS for this !!! Do you think that everything is so simple - fill up the problem with money - and everything is solved? Have they been building the Vogtl NPP for 15 years in the power-hungry region of the Vogtl nuclear power plant? And I'll explain to you - not just there are no banal engineers - there are not even those who can teach them! Give you at least a million a day to a boob, he will not stop being a boob from this. There are NO technologies. There are NO those who can develop technologies. The problem of plutonium reprocessing is precisely the topic of US energy and DEFENSE security - and is it irretrievably failed - with me? Doubt? !!! I have an indisputable fact
          On October 3, 2016, Russian President V. Putin ordered the suspension of the treaty due to the inability to ensure the fulfillment of obligations by the American side

          They can only bury the vitrified warhead, but not recycle - and put it into a secondary cycle. For 30 years, the United States has been sitting at a broken trough.
          RTGs and so on - this is so, on the knurled one there is little that has not been lost.
          Compared to nuclear reactors using a chain reaction, RTGs are both much smaller and structurally simpler. The output power of the RTG is very low (up to several hundred watts) with low efficiency.

          Well, the donkey is also a horse ... The fact is already indisputable - the energy industry in the United States is in collapse, now in general ALL NPPs will be disposed of in unison to develop the resource, and there is no one to build everything
          1. Knell wardenheart
            Knell wardenheart 19 March 2021 17: 40
            +2
            I will not argue with you too much, but in my opinion you greatly exaggerate the picture from the point of view of the United States. The Americans are excellent at operating several nuclear-powered bi-reactor aircraft carriers (some of them are relatively recent), have operated and built (are) the nuclear submarines of Sivulf and Virginia. That is, in engineering terms, they have everything in a beam-sticking way in terms of training nuclear engineers, with design capacities and theoretical developments as well.
            There is someone to design and there are developments in reactors, albeit military ones, that are quite relevant to themselves. One can argue that they say all this is military - well, yes, without b, but competence in design is a rather flexible thing, and as a rule, military equipment requires somewhat more competence than civilian. I am not going to argue that I am good enough for the development or underdevelopment of the American nuclear power industry, I just point out that it is somewhat wrong to think that there is a complete corral on the topic of nuclear reactors and the development of mixtures for them. There are technical problems in the creation of something, there are technological ones - it is difficult for me to imagine that the Americans would have technological problems (considering the above) in creating good nuclear reactors for nuclear power plants, if they took up this business. The development of projects and the adaptation and refinement of technologies for peaceful purposes, of course, would take some time, and perhaps yes, a number of projects would turn out to be unprofitable. But there is someone to design and on what - fortunately, the United States is leading in supercomputers.
  • Gust
    Gust 19 March 2021 12: 28
    +1
    Alas, still a bluff. Iran is still far from its own BG. And Bibi's talk is a mixture of truth and speculation, adapted for a wide audience. If this were not the case, the Jews would have bombed the facilities, regardless of the losses.
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 March 2021 14: 04
    -1
    Bingo, everything is sewn with white thread. We finished supplying our material for American fuel rods, and here Iran is being drawn. Heresy, of course, but everyone is happy, except Israel with their materials on the Iranian atom. A wild scenario, but America is ready for anything for the money. I did my job.
  • APASUS
    APASUS 19 March 2021 14: 06
    0
    The United States behaves like women who are not of harsh behavior, and then they dare to reproach someone!
  • A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 19 March 2021 15: 22
    +1
    I repeat, especially for those who have a bad memory.
    And for those who didn’t know, I’ll just tell you:

    Twice over the past 40 years, Israel has harshly stopped the development of nuclear programs of aggressive states that were eager to possess nuclear weapons.

    7 June 1981 year a group of Israeli F-16A fighters escorted by an F-15A attacked the Iraqi Osirak reactor. So the Iraqi nuclear program was closed.


    6 September 2007 years an air raid by the Israeli Air Force on a nuclear reactor under construction in the province of Deir ez-Zor put an end to the development of Syria's nuclear program.



    Israel has a habit of taking seriously possible threats and dangers, and even more so to those that are openly, clearly and distinctly expressed to it by the top officials of the state, and without any hesitation and from the highest tribunes.
    Accordingly, if the need arises, this nuclear program will be stopped.
    Israel has all the possibilities and means for this, you can be sure. hi
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 19 March 2021 19: 40
      +2
      hi You won't do anything with Iran in a couple of months. China is re-exporting Iranian oil through the Islamic countries of Asia. And it is increasing every day. What they have with China, God only knows. Do not tell that your Foreign Minister Ashkenazi begged Lavrov. to us the preacher is not just like that.
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 20 March 2021 23: 12
        +1
        Quote: tralflot1832
        Do not tell me that your Foreign Minister Ashkenazi begged Lavrov, he was a preacher to us for a reason.

        Of course not, but for Lavrov to be the first to know that this night they will strike at the warehouses of the Ksir in Syria.
        To be the first to admit that vaccinated with the Russian vaccine can fly to Israel.
        Israel is not one of those who come with their heads down. For five years in Syria, you have already seen. ...
  • Fan-fan
    Fan-fan 19 March 2021 15: 23
    0
    I am amazed at the impudent policy of states that have a bomb. So they got hold of a bomb themselves, but they are forbidden to others. On what grounds? Then give up the bomb yourself.
    1. borberd
      borberd 19 March 2021 18: 06
      0
      Not surprised at your surprise. Following your logic, if it is possible for Iran, then why is it not possible for the same ISIS or the Taliban, Al Qaeda there? Why is it possible for some and not for others? - This is your question, isn't it? I hope you know the correct answer. laughing
    2. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 20 March 2021 23: 17
      0
      Quote: Fan-Fan
      I am amazed at the impudent policy of states that have a bomb. So they got hold of a bomb themselves, but they are forbidden to others.

      Give at least one statement of a country that has nuclear weapons that it says about the destruction of another state. When another state does not yet have it, BUT already declares the destruction of the other.
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 19 March 2021 15: 51
    +2
    It is interesting that it was in those days, when interest in the Iranian atom was again so keen, that Russia had refused to supply energy uranium to the United States.

    To be honest, I didn't find anything. I found the opposite, about the agreement between Rosatom and the United States on the supply of 24 to 15% of the US demand for uranium and the abolition of the anti-dumping tax of 112% hectares of this uranium from the United States.
    That is, strictly the opposite is true. Yes, and Yuranium Van, a subsidiary of Rosatom, which extracts uranium in the United States, also remains ...
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 19 March 2021 19: 51
      +2
      We got out of the contract two weeks ago, that's for sure.
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 21 March 2021 19: 05
    0
    Oh, what a joy, there is a lot of our own radioactive waste, so also strangers will bring it. No, well, if we have the technology to recycle them to zero into useful, then yes, pay and carry, but if you just litter the earth, then oh.
  • Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 24 March 2021 01: 16
    -1
    Quote: Silinvv
    Netanyahu


    -Lame duck. He and his perverted family have disgraced all Jewry! The son is a sodomite, and his wife, who loves alcohol, got all the normal citizens of Israel for budget money. It is not clear why our Leader continues to support Benyu the outsider.
    About the eyes of IAEA inspectors.
    They were looking in the same direction as when the Israelites built their nuclear arsenal.
  • babackov.eu
    babackov.eu April 8 2021 17: 52
    0
    A. I would allocate 10 - 15 pieces
  • the same doctor
    the same doctor April 30 2021 11: 37
    0
    Why should we feel sorry for the West and Israel. They themselves have given up the possibility of a peaceful solution to problems.