Wer reinigt das niedrig angereicherte aber verungereinigte Uran: Russland oder Frankreich?

A Hitch in Iran’s Nuclear Plans?

Washingtonpost, by David IgnatiusSince you’re probably not a regular reader of the trade publication Nucleonics Week, let me summarize an article that appeared in its Oct. 8 issue. It reported that Iran’s supply of low-enriched uranium — the potential feedstock for nuclear bombs — appears to have certain „impurities“ that „could cause centrifuges to fail“ if the Iranians try to boost it to weapons grade.

Now that’s interesting. The seeming breakthrough in negotiations on Oct. 1 in Geneva — where Iran agreed to send most of its estimated 1,500 kilograms of low-enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment — may not have been exactly what it appeared. Iran may have had no alternative but to seek foreign help in enrichment because its own centrifuges wouldn’t work.  more here…

Die Zukunft der Iran-Lobbyisten?

Die Zukunft der Iran-Lobbyisten wackelt wie die Zukunft der Mullahs . Warum und wie, wird in einer Ausführung von Hassan Dai beschrieben:

When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York, in late September to attend the United Nation General Assembly, he will find his advocate lobby in the US as devastated as the Iranian regime itself. The Iranian Lobby in the US is shaken to its foundations and is facing a bleak future.  Ahmadinejad will certainly get a fundamentally different reception this year compared to last year’s warm hospitality by friends.1

The pro-Iranian lobby in the US is spearheaded by NIAC, (the National Iranian American Council) and is assisted by several American peace organizations and some powerful political circles that seek a friendly approach to the Iranian regime. NIAC is labeled by the governmental press in Tehran the „Iranian lobby in the US„.2

The lobby background: the case of H.R 362 … more here