April 10, 2007

I AM NOT TRIVIAL!:

Iran's nuclear claims raise fear, skepticism: U.S. is concerned. But experts doubt Tehran can now enrich uranium on an industrial scale (Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi, April 10, 2007, LA Times)

[I]ran's claim, including an assertion that it had fed gaseous uranium into 3,000 centrifuges to begin purifying nuclear material on an industrial scale, was quickly disputed by many experts and officials.

Independent experts largely portrayed the Iranian claim as a political statement designed to bolster both its international and domestic stature, rather than an indication that Tehran has reached a significant new milestone in its nuclear program.


Hard on the heels of being forced to hand over the British sailors, Mahmood is showing hiw weakness by making such ludicrous claims. They reveal a man desperately trying to shore up support at home.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2007 7:18 AM
Comments

Tyrants and strongmen are always full of bounce and brag. Ignoring that lowers the amount of baloney you have to wade through in trying to find out what is really going on.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 10, 2007 9:29 AM

Mahmoud certainly sounds a lot like Mugabe these days.

When is he going to start treating the Supremo like Mugabe treats his rivals? It's coming - we know it is.

Posted by: ratbert at April 10, 2007 9:24 PM

The Supremo just took him to the woodshed. He's just fiddling until the voters or the parliament dispose of him.

Posted by: oj at April 10, 2007 10:31 PM
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