by John Galt
April 13, 2014 12:35 ET
I can just hear those jet engines warming up on the runway now. From the Jerusalem Post about fifteen minutes ago:
Iran’s atomic energy chief said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic was entitled to enrich uranium to the weapons-grade level of 90%, and announced that Tehran was planning to construct four new nuclear plants with the help of Russia.
While Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), refrained from saying his country would implement plans to enrich uranium at the level needed to yield nuclear weapons material, he said Iran had the “right” to.
“Firstly, we believe that we are entitled to any right that any NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and (International Atomic Energy) Agency member has, which means that enrichment (of uranium) from 1% to 90% is our right,” Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying.
However, Salehi said Iran had agreed to limit its enrichment activities to the 5% level, under the terms of an interim deal reached between Tehran and the P5+1 world powers in November.
With this declaration, despite the “agreement” to limit its enrichment levels at the 5% level, the Israeli military and intelligence has indicated that this has been violated numerous times yet the West is ignoring these violations. If this is the official policy and the Iranian government declares in its statement on April 15th that they will continue enrichment operations regardless of any agreements proposed by the P5+1, then look for Israel to resolve this problem sooner rather than trust its freedom to an incompetent anti-Israeli President in the United States.