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Iran eyes 30 nuclear bombs a year: Israel minister

Discussion in 'Modern Warfare' started by yahya, Jun 11, 2013.

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  1. yahya

    yahya 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Iran is working round the clock to enlarge its nuclear infrastructure with the eventual aim of developing an industry capable of building up to 30 bombs a year, an Israeli minister charged on Monday.

    Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tehran was "very close" to crossing the red line laid out by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year.

    But he said it was biding its time and building uranium-enrichment facilities before making the final push for weapons-grade material.

    "The Iranians are getting very close now to the red line... They have close to 200 kilos -- 190 kilos (418 pounds) -- of 20 percent enriched uranium," Steinitz said.

    "Once they have 250 kilos, this is enough to make the final rush to 90 percent," the level of enrichment required for a nuclear warhead, he said in a presentation to the Foreign Press Association.

    "It is a matter of weeks or maybe two months to jump from 20 percent to 90 percent with so many centrifuges," he said.

    "What they are doing now -- instead of crossing the red line, they are widening and enlarging their capacity by putting in more centrifuges, faster centrifuges."

    Iran's aim, he charged, was to build a nuclear arsenal, not just a single bomb.

    "Many people are saying it's a question of the Iranian bomb - whether they will have it or not. No. We are speaking about an Iranian arsenal."

    Tehran's big fear was that a Western military strike could wipe out their nuclear facilities "within a few hours," he said.

    "The Iranians feel very vulnerable, especially from American air operations. This is their main concern -- that if the West, if NATO, if America decide to attack them, a few hours of accurate air raids might destroy their nuclear facilities."

    Israel and many Western governments suspect Iran is using its civilian nuclear programme as cover for developing a weapons capability, a charge denied by Tehran.

    But the Jewish state, the Middle East's sole, if undeclared, nuclear power, has refused to rule out a pre-emptive military strike to prevent it.

    Steinitz also ruled out any change in policy that might result from the Iranian presidential elections which are to take place on Friday, saying the result was already known.

    "Nothing is going to change. There will be, unfortunately, no significant changes because of these so-called elections because (supreme leader Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei has already won," he said.

    "He is the leader and he makes the decisions and he already made his decision to spend many billions of dollars on building this nuclear industry with only one aim," he charged.

    "The decision was already made to get nuclear weapons -- you don't spent so much money and you don't suffer $70 billion of losses (due to international sanctions) in one year only to show that you can spin some centrifuges," he concluded.


    Iran eyes 30 nuclear bombs a year: Israel minister
     
  2. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Crap analysis from Israelis. THey getting paranoid on Iran's Nuke capability.
     
  3. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    non the less Iran must not have Nuke's
    it not a good precedent
     
  4. Himanshu Pandey

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    30? are this man was on dope
     
  5. Mysterious Man

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    30 bombs per year ! :blah::crazy::hitwall::fie: FYI:- pakistan can make 10 bombs per year not 30.
     
  6. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    I think this is all a prelude to an eventual attack on Iran.
     
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    [MENTION=9724]Rock n Rolla[/MENTION], For Israel to attack Iran is like shooting themselves in their foot. They are surrounded by Iran friendly countries. Iran is a vast territory, Israelis will be lost. The best they can do is precision strikes without raising too much eyebrows.

    They jus want to pile more international pressure. That is all. But stupid analysis of 30 bombs.
     
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    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    i have stopped taking dem seriously after i saw dere stealth fake jet :haha:
     
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    now game is change

    israel and iran both have nuks. see who will win in future war.
     
  10. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    I believe they are capable of pulling off an attack with the US support, only with US support.
     
  11. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    There is never gonna a be full-fledged war between Israelis and Iranians.

    It will be sheer foolishness to undermine each others capabilities and drag themselves to war.
     
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    With US support from 5th Fleet. Well chances very slim to none. Simply because the world economy would crash if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked for a week, let alone striking them. This is the main sticking point for US. US support and Israelis attacking from north. North of Iran is a damn forsaken place with hell lot of snow and mountains. Any land based attack is impossible. Scenario of Air based attack is worth, but what are they gonna destroy ? The back bone of Iran economy is their oil wealth, there is no such big commercial industries which is helping their economy. As a matter of fact all these US sanctions have made a credible dent to their economy, but it didn't stop them from developing more centrifuges.
     
  13. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Yeah, but Iran is moving along North Korea's path to some extent. They think having nukes will stop all these threats and hostility. I don't think so. Iran may threaten to block the Strait of Hormuz, but if they actually do that I'm sure Iran will be transported back to Stone Age. Israel is making these threats to impose more stringent sanctions, war will be the last option, but can't rule out the possibility.
     
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    Very optimistic thinking of transporting them to stone age. They are already in that age. I have been there they can live with anything. Well matter of fact before them being transported lot of other countries will in that age because of economy collapse.

    My best deal would be political assassination.
     
  15. Rock n Rolla

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    They're already in that age :rofl: then I support your political assassination POV.
     
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