The Tehran-Caracas Nuclear Axis

Bret Stephens über die radioaktive Zusammenarbeit Venezuelas und Irans:

Perhaps the most interesting Iranian venture is a supposed gold mine not far from Angel Falls, in a remote area known as the Roraima Basin. The basin straddles Venezuela’s border with neighboring Guyana, where a Canadian company, U308, thinks it has found the „geological look-alike“ to Canada’s Athabasca Basin. The Athabasca, the company’s Web site adds, „is the world’s largest resource of uranium.“

In 2006, Chávez publicly mocked suspicions of nuclear cooperation with Iran, saying it „shows they have no limit in their capacity to invent lies.“ In September, however, Rodolfo Sanz, Venezuela’s minister of basic industries, acknowledged that „Iran is helping us with geophysical aerial probes and geochemical analyses“ in its search for uranium.

The official basis for this cooperation seems to be a Nov. 14, 2008 memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries‘ ministers of science and technology and given to me by a credible foreign intelligence source. „The two parties agreed to cooperate in the field of nuclear technology,“ reads the Spanish version of the document, which also makes mention of the „peaceful use of alternative energies.“ Days later, the Venezuelan government submitted a paper to the International Atomic Energy Agency on the „Introduction of a Nuclear Power Programme.“ (Online readers can see the memorandum for themselves in their Farsi and Spanish versions. One mystery: The Farsi version makes no mention of nuclear cooperation.)

Iran would certainly require large and reliable supplies of uranium if it is going to enrich the nuclear fuel in 10 separate plants—an ambition Ahmadinejad spelled out last month. It would also require an extensive financial and logistical infrastructure network in Venezuela, not to mention unusually good political connections. All this it has in spades. [Weiterlesen…]

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Iranian Official: We Have Completed Preparations for Enriching Uranium to 20%

Was ist mit Katar los?
Qatari Daily: The West Sabotaged the Negotiations with Iran

Irgendwie steht er halt’ doch noch auf die damaligen Zeiten, der Hugo….
Iran Denies that Venezuela Greeted Ahmadinejad with Shah’s Anthem

Chavez ein zionistischer Agent?

Die Vermutung liegt nahe, betrachtet man die Brüskierung Ahmadinejads bei dessen jüngstem Besuch im Reich des südamerikanischen Caudillo: Erst wird der vermeintliche Verbündete beim Empfang am Flughafen mit einer Hymne aus der Zeit des Shahs gedemütigt:
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Achse Teheran-Caracas (II)

Noch mehr zur Achse Teheran-Caracas (und Moskau):

Robert M. Morgenthau im Wall Street Journal: „The Emerging Axis of Iran and Venezuela“

Michael Ledeen auf Pajamas Media: „The End of the World“

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Ahmadinejad Recalls Dozens Of Iranian Ambassadors Who Supported Protests

The Iranian news agency Fars reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has recalled some 40 Iranian ambassadors, some due to their support for the protest movement that followed the June presidential election.

An Iranian diplomat stated that some of the ambassadors had not complied with the Iranian government’s request to film demonstrators in front of Iranian embassies so that it could identify the protest leaders, and had not defended the Iranian government’s positions.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Rooz, Iran, 2. September 2009; Fars, Iran, September 1, 2009

Chavez To Visit Iran Soon

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to visit Iran in the coming days.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Khabaronline, Iran, 1. September 2009

Al-Arabiya: 90% Think Rape Of Detainees In Iranian Prisons Was Preplanned

A survey of the Persian section of the Al-Arabiya television network website showed that 90% of respondents thought that the prison rape of protest detainees in Iran was planned in advance by the Iranian regime.

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