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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Iranian enrichment facility rocked by massive explosion Reply with quote

inb4 notageek? Hah!

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"The false news of an explosion at Fordo is Western propaganda ahead of nuclear negotiations to influence their process and outcome," Saeed Shamseddin Bar Broudi, deputy of the AEOI, was quoted as saying by the state news agency, Irna.

The head of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign affairs committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, was also quoted by Irna as strongly denying the reports.

Since Friday, various Western and Israeli media have been quoting Iranian sources as saying that the Fordo enrichment facility was rocked by a massive explosion a few days ago - shortly before Israel's general elections on 22 January.

One unconfirmed report said as many as 200 people were feared trapped inside the facility.

Israeli Civil Defence Minister Avi Dichter told Israel's Army Radio that he could not say anything about the reported blast "beyond what I heard in the media".

Fordo, which is buried deep under a mountain inside a military base near the holy city of Qom, has long been of concern to the West.

A leaked report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last November said Iran was ready to double its output of 20%-enriched (medium-enriched) uranium at the site.

Fordo is designed to contain 16 cascades of centrifuges producing 20%-enriched uranium, which experts say could be enriched to about 90%, or weapons-grade, in a relatively short time. The IAEA said half of the cascades could be fully operational within months.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21230686
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I slipped on this one. I will be back!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose we'll probably never know if this was sabotage or an accident.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlikely to be an accident. The Iranians aren't as incompetent as it is made out to be (in your media).

Iran did beat Iraq. So did you. So, you're probably equally competent (or incompetent).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Iran did beat Iraq. So did you. So, you're probably equally competent (or incompetent).

I'm just going to assume that was an attempt at trolling. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
I suppose we'll probably never know if this was sabotage or an accident.
We might, eventually.

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US military officials who were not privy to the Farewell Dossier activities were understandably concerned about the event-- one of the largest non-nuclear blasts ever recorded-- but the CIA quietly assured them that there was nothing to worry about. It would be fourteen years before the real cause of the event would be revealed.

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