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Gathering in Vienna to discuss a renewed agreement, all sides seem to ignore the facts. Iran is galloping to achieve the nuclear threshold. Unless a credible threat is put on the table, continued sanctions will only slow the process. Israel should not be left alone to deal with what seems to be the most serious threat to the stability of the region, and an existential threat to the Jewish state.
Steam coming out of the cooling system at the heavy water production plant at Arak doesn't indicate the reactor is active. This plant is expected to enter production by the first quarter of 2014. As this reactor “go critical”, Iran will cross the point of no return in the Iranian plutonium route.
Before the Moscow talks began, President Ahmadinejad said that Iran would be willing to forgo enrichment to 20 percent, in return for fuel for the Tehran research reactor. After the negotiations failed, expecting Iran to abandon its indigenous enrichment in exchange of a supply of 3.5 percent enriched fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power reactor seems unrealistic.
INSS Insight By Asculai Ephraim Iran's main enrichment plant, located at Natanz, can accommodate some 54,000 gas centrifuge machines. At the present rate of operation...
Iran is constructing a second uranium enrichment facility, sofar maintained secret by Tehran. In its message to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Iran...