A United Nations report due this week is expected to detail a decrease in the growth of Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium because it is diverting much of the material to make fuel, as it has promised, Reuters reports.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and even Israeli intelligence admitted publicly last October that Iran was diverting much of its enriched uranium for peaceful scientific research and medical isotopes.
This information clashes with what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to warn about. On Monday, he issued another stern warning of Iran’s determination to become a nuclear state, insisting that a “robust, credible, military threat” is the only thing that can stop it.
Some reports claim Iran has installed new uranium enrichment, increasing its overall capacity. But this upcoming UN report is expected to conclude that the rate of growth of Iran’s capabilities is slowing, primarily because the material is being used for fuel and other peaceful purposes.
Iran has repeatedly announced its 20 percent enriched uranium is for peaceful purposes like fuel, scientific research, and medical isotopes. Iran has followed through on this promise.
Still, negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 are essentially stagnant because of Washington’s insistence that Iran give up its 20 percent enrichment.
3 thoughts on “UN Report: Iran is Diverting Uranium for Peaceful Purposes”
How are they "diverting" the uranium when that's what they said they would use it for all along?
That is the way for UN to explain nothing.., and that's how George.W Bush got the democrats vote to invade Iraq killing more then a million Iraqis…, twisting the matters from bad to worse, is the way UN operates.., they are simply point their finger at the direction of wind and follow. Another word they change as wind bellows.
Look: the current 'impasse' isn't really about "enrichment".
If Iran immediately stopped enriching uranium, the 'narrative' would shift to "stockpiles".
If Iran relinquished all of its current 'stockpiles' of enriched uranium, the narrative would eventually shift to "infrastructure".
If Iran dismantled its entire so-called "nuclear program", the narrative would focus on "ballistic missiles" and 'possible' "secret nuclear facilities"…etc…
This is fundamentally about: "regime change". The current media narrative is somewhat irrelevant. It's just a game and a means to an end. Today it's the so-called "nuclear program"…tomorrow it could be the Iranian version of so-called "Occupy Wall Street"–it simply does not matter, and "facts" certainly don't matter–especially to the relevant US and/or Israeli policy makers at present.
This is a real world (and directly related) example of what I'm talking about explained by the Russian FM Lavrov:
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