Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Iran Says It Will Break U.N. Seals Placed at a Nuclear Plant

NYT

TEHRAN, Aug. 1 - Defying the warning of European leaders, Iran said Monday that it was removing the seals placed by the United Nations nuclear agency at one of its nuclear sites to restart activities there.

European diplomats said that if Iran did go ahead and resume the nuclear activities, then they would have little choice but to ask for the agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, to place the issue before the United Nations Security Council for possible political and economic sanctions.

A senior Iranian official, Ali Aghamohammadi, said technicians were going to break the seals to the uranium ore conversion plant in Isfahan on Monday afternoon in the presence of the inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, who are currently in Iran, the IRNA news agency reported.

By the end of the day, however, it could not be determined whether Iran had actually broken the seals.





How can Iran's leaders keep a straight face when talking to the EU and the UN?

"Sure we'll freeze our enrichment program. BAWHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

"Oh yeah, and we're only enriching the rods for electricity. LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!"