Honestly, the chance of successfully running a covert nuclear program in your own territory without getting exposed is small these days. I also hope that the IRGC is involved in it, but it will be difficult to have a full covert nuclear program. You will need secret uranium mines, secret enrichment facilities, secret centrifuge production facilities, people who can be trusted with no trace of them in academia, etc.Maybe there is a seperate, IRGC runned, nuclear program and nothing is lost
Remember the satellite put in orbit by IRGC
The point is by considering all JCPoA flaws the reality is even the UNSCR is being violated by America like many other treaties, accord and international laws .. it all happens not because of the Trump's election but due to one fact that the whole international system created after WW2 was based on game of power .. so superpower would exploit everything for their own interests as they are more equal.Well I don't know really what to say honestly. The JCPOA/Trump's election was such an epic oversight that screwed over Iran it's sort of hard to walk away from this situation with your head held high knowing what has gone down ever since that Orange idiot stepped into Office.
If Iran can really bring Arak back to pre-JCPOA specifications within two years or less, weathering all the sanctions and deeming such a course of action as worth it, then godspeed.
Salehi is a vatan fooroosh I said it before and got crap for it, but it’s clear as day. The guy is a liar and trying to save his *** from being executed.If rouhanis regime had no intention of returning the reactor to its original non enriched design then why did salehi publicly state that iran had imported enough components to build a second calandria?
Also with the experience gained in constructing the first calandria the second one should be finished far more quickly than the several years that it took for the original.
Ultimately tho with the limited time remaining to the rouhani regime I think that decision will be up to rouhanis presidential successor to make and frankly I cannot see them either halting construction or implementing the redesign under the likely circumstances.
I do however agree that rouhani and his clique of appeasers were complete idiots to ever trust the west and were especially foolish to agree to destroy the original calandria before the new one had been designed,built and installed.
In the end tho this is a truly massive blunder by the chump regime as it clearly reopens irans path to the plutonium route to the bomb........and thats a good thing.
What I know is every reactor has got a biological/radiation shield which unlike photoshoped photos of Arak reactor has remain intact like the rest of the plant and its construction is undergoing so no cement in the reactor:Salehi is a vatan fooroosh I said it before and got crap for it, but it’s clear as day. The guy is a liar and trying to save his *** from being executed.
He first said Iran lied and never poured concrete into the reactor and it’s hidden in safe place. Now you say he says they imported material to build another from Canada.
The dude is a liar and a village idiot who got played by the Americans. They set him up with an American nuclear expert and he thought that guy was his friend. He got played.
Should just execute him at this point. His incompetence in negotiating away Arak was astounding.
Well obviously they didn’t put cement in the actual reactor or else how would they redesign the reactorWhat I know is every reactor has got a biological/radiation shield which unlike photoshoped photos of Arak reactor has remain intact like the rest of the plant and its construction is undergoing so no cement in the reactor:
the IAEA stated the following: Iran “removed the existing calandria from the IR-40 Reactor,” and “rendered the calandria inoperable by filling the openings in it with concrete,which calandria is pierced by pressure tubes made of zirconium alloy in which the natural uranium fuel is placed and through which heavy water coolant is circulated."
The reactor without calandria:
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The reactor with calandria:
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The undergoing construction and installation:
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Do you see cement like this?
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So Iran just filled the pressure tubes with cement .. if you have calandria which Iran does (other side wanted to destroy it and Iran said we want it for museum )then you could replace the tubes ... Iran stated it has enough of pressure tubes.
So the reactor is intact.
Instruction has continued
Other countries cooperated in redesigning it, beside the new design the Iranian design wasn't dropped in case of other reluctance to cooperate.
You have the tubes and your own old design.
Besides in the same time you have made centrifuges 10 times faster ... you have opened facilities to manufacture centrifuges ... your uranium stockpile increased as heavy water ... you have made SICBM ...
The point is when we didn't have Arak reactor or nuclear technology no one dared to attack us I pretty sure we'll have enough time to make a bomb if we want ...
So what is the problem?
His monkey supporters will blame Obama for itAwesome!!
Lets see how the us feels when the arak reactor,now rebuilt to its original specifications of course,produces its first load of plutonium.Now its probably only going to be enough for around perhaps 2 bombs per year,but hey....you`ve got to start somewhere.......
This is the sort of thing that happens when you have a political system that allows someone who is essentially a low level street thug in an expensive tailored suit with no political ability of any kind whatsoever to become president,someone who is so stupid that he is not only willing to cut off his own nose to spite his face,but is even willing to go so far as to cut off his own head to spite his face.
Donald Trump,americas great political experiment in governance through non-governance
What do you mean that they poured cement only in the pressure tubes?So Iran just filled the pressure tubes with cement .. if you have calandria which Iran does (other side wanted to destroy it and Iran said we want it for museum )then you could replace the tubes ... Iran stated it has enough of pressure tubes.
That cemented picture is photoshopped. That is what he meant.What do you mean that they poured cement only in the pressure tubes?
The picture you have shown suggests that the fuel bundle has been filled with cement too. You can see the holes for adjuster rods filled with cement completely. If so, the calandria is completely useless now. It's useless even for putting it on display at a museum.
And it's cute that you think all those nuclear inspectors graduated from top Western universities would get fooled by us and let us keep the calandria for a museum. Unless they believed that it has become inoperable and it can't be used or modified in anyway in future, there's no way in heaven that they would allow us to do that.