Iran breached a limit on its nuclear fuel stockpile which it was meant to observe for another 11 years under Obama-era nuclear deal

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The limit was 300 kg of low-enriched uranium (LEU). To put that into perspective, that's about a quarter of the LEU needed to be refined into highly enriched uranium (HEU) to make ......... one bomb.

But hey, as Sabcat would say, Obama made this deal. Obama bad.

Iran breached a limit on its nuclear fuel stockpile which it was meant
to observe for another 11 years
under Obama-era nuclear deal
Iran has surpassed its limit on enriched uranium stockpile as outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal, breaking a promise it was meant to keep until 2030.​
The country's stockpile of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), enriched to 3.67%, surpassed 300kg as of Monday, a spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told Business Insider in a statement.​
...Breaching the limit is a symbolic defiance of Trump, but will not really put Iran much closer to building a nuclear weapon, The Washington Post's Loveday Morris noted.​
...​
Iran has repeatedly denied intentions to build a nuclear bomb.​
The news comes after the US deployed its most advanced fighter jets, F-22 Raptors, to the Middle East amid increasing military tensions.​
The 3.67%-enriched uranium can be used in power plants but nuclear bombs require more than 90% enriched uranium, Morris said.​
However, a stockpile of 1,050 kg could be further enriched into enough material to build one nuclear bomb, the BBC reported, citing the Arms Control Association.​

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Read an article the other day that I found quite enlightening.

First it was NIXON that gave Iran their nuclear technology. It was supposed to be use strictly for civilian power generation of course.

Two the Europeans had been working on this deal for nearly ten years when George W Bush joined the negotiations.

This deal was never meant to be the final version. It was designed as a framework for future negotiations. It was designed to keep the Iranians talking.

This deal was not, as many have portrayed some haphazard, quickly thrown together, incompetently negotiated, last minute publicly stunt.

It was the result of years worth of negotiations by multiple counties, including TWO US administrations.
 
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imaginethat

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Read an article the other day that I found quite enlightening.

First it was NIXON that gave Iran their nuclear technology. It was supposed to be use strictly for civilian power generation of course.

Two the Europeans had been working on this deal for nearly ten years when George W Bush joined the negotiations.

This deal was never meant to be the final version. It was designed as a framework for future negotiations. It was designed to keep the Iranians talking.

This deal was not, as many have portrayed some haphazard, quickly thrown together, incompetently negotiated, last minute publicly stunt.

It was the result of years worth of negotiations by multiple counties, including TWO US administrations.
Yep, well ya know, Obama, and stuff, so Trump had to take a wrecking ball to it, keeping promises and stuff.....
 

imaginethat

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What gets me is that Trump reneges on the agreement then, after waiting quite some time, Iran does its thing and the RW get incensed.

It's called logical consequences RWpeeps.
Iran agreed to limiting itself to a LEU stockpile that is 75 percent too small to make one bomb, but nooooooooo. Obama had something to do with that. $150 billion. Death to America. Death to nuclear-armed Israel.

2012:

 
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Iran agreed to limiting itself to a LEU stockpile that is 75 percent too small to make one bomb, but nooooooooo. Obama had something to do with that. $150 billion. Death to America. Death to nuclear-armed Israel.

2012:

There will be dancing in the streets when that pile of shit Net an yahoo bites the dust.
 
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From The Times: The breach of the cap does not by itself give the country the material to produce a nuclear weapon. But it is the strongest signal yet that Iran is moving to restore the far larger stockpile that took the United States and five other nations years to persuade Tehran to send abroad.
Iranian leaders have sought to justify these steps as a response to the Trump administration’s abandonment of the nuclear accord last year and its reimposition of sanctions, which have weakened Iran’s economy and in particular choked its ability to sell oil, the country’s most important export.

I'd call this payback, Donny. Iran Passed Its Uranium Limit. What Happens Next?
 
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Have you seen this? The remarkable photo of Trump walking into North Korea? President Trump made history this weekend when he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea. Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the military demarcation line at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Kim then invited Trump to cross the line, which has divided North and South Korea since 1953. Trump then took about 20 steps into North Korea.
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Meanwhile, the RW is flashing this photo, implying that Obama was a coward.
jpeg.jpg In this March 25, 2012, file photo, then U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, looks through binoculars to see North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone, the tense military border between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.
 
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The limit was 300 kg of low-enriched uranium (LEU). To put that into perspective, that's about a quarter of the LEU needed to be refined into highly enriched uranium (HEU) to make ......... one bomb.

But hey, as Sabcat would say, Obama made this deal. Obama bad.

Iran breached a limit on its nuclear fuel stockpile which it was meant
to observe for another 11 years
under Obama-era nuclear deal
Iran has surpassed its limit on enriched uranium stockpile as outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal, breaking a promise it was meant to keep until 2030.​
The country's stockpile of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), enriched to 3.67%, surpassed 300kg as of Monday, a spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told Business Insider in a statement.​
...Breaching the limit is a symbolic defiance of Trump, but will not really put Iran much closer to building a nuclear weapon, The Washington Post's Loveday Morris noted.​
...​
Iran has repeatedly denied intentions to build a nuclear bomb.​
The news comes after the US deployed its most advanced fighter jets, F-22 Raptors, to the Middle East amid increasing military tensions.​
The 3.67%-enriched uranium can be used in power plants but nuclear bombs require more than 90% enriched uranium, Morris said.​
However, a stockpile of 1,050 kg could be further enriched into enough material to build one nuclear bomb, the BBC reported, citing the Arms Control Association.​

More: Iran breached a limit on its nuclear fuel stockpile which it was meant to observe for another 11 years under Obama-era nuclear deal
While that amount of LEU is nowhere near the amount of LEU (and some MEU) Iran had on hand prior to the JCPOA, of which amounted to the material for potentially producing about 12 or more 20 to 30 Kt yield nuclear weapons if enriched to weapons grade, Iran has to my understanding installed a series of IR6 centrifuges which could potentially process said amount of material at a far greater rate-and resultingly much less time-than it took Iran to process that said material years ago using less advanced centrifuges, all while taking up a much a smaller footprint to do so. And I won't be surprised at all if Iran starts feeding material into that cascade of installed IR6's in the coming weeks or months. And, of course, when such systems take up much less space, then they are easier to successfully hide away in some undisclosed bunker somewhere in Iran.

UN atomic watchdog raises questions of Iran's centrifuge use

(Although admittedly, the more centrifuges that are installed of any given advancement of design, the greater rate of enrichment. But, while it took Iran many thousands of older-design centrifuges and some years to produce those 12 or more bombs-worth of LEU and some MEU material in the past, potentially it could take Iran just hundreds of IR6 centrifuges to do the same amount of processing over the same period of time.)
 
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Yup. The moron in the White House gave Iran all the nudge they needed to push their program to new heights. Iran is already promising to wipe out Israel within 30 minutes if the USA gets froggy.

LOLOLOLOLOLOL....hey Trumpanzees, how's the moron's foreign policy working for you?
 
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