Report: Iran on verge of nuclear breakthrough

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    TEHRAN, Iran

    Iran is on the verge of a nuclear breakthrough, but not in the area of weapons, former President Hashemi Rafsanjani said Sunday, criticizing the United States for misleading the world about Iran's intentions.

    "Americans are frightening the world that Iran is on the verge of a huge nuclear breakthrough," the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Rafsanjani as saying. "That we are on the verge of a nuclear breakthrough is true. But we are not seeking nuclear weapons."

    Rafsanjani, still a powerful figure in Iran and widely believed to have inside knowledge about Iran's controversial nuclear program, gave no further comments.

    Nuclear scientist Rasoul Sediqi Bonabi said the breakthrough Rafsanjani referred to was related to Iran's progress in the field of nuclear fuel.

    "Iran is on the verge of producing low-enriched uranium to be used as fuel in nuclear reactors producing electricity," Bonabi, also a legislator, told The Associated Press.

    "Rafsanjani's comments mean Iran is on the verge of controlling the whole nuclear fuel cycle from extracting uranium ore to enrich it as nuclear fuel," he said.

    He said Iran had earlier had the know-how of producing low-enriched uranium but lacked the technical ability to produce it.


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    Let's send GreenPeace over there to protest "No New Nukes".
     
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    They had better be taking damn good care of thier flora and fauna too!!!!!
     

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