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Yellowcake delivered to processing facility, Iran's nuclear chief says

Iran delivered a resolute message Sunday on the eve of talks with six world powers: We're mining our own uranium now, so there is no stopping our nuclear ambitions.

The Islamic Republic said it has produced its first batch of locally mined uranium ore for enrichment, making it independent of foreign countries for a process the West fears is geared toward producing nuclear arms.

No matter the U.N. sanctions over the program, "our nuclear activities will proceed and they will witness greater achievements in the future," Iranian nuclear chief Ali Salehi told state-run Press TV.

Western officials downplayed the announcement, saying it had been expected and that Iran did not have enough ore to maintain the large-scale enrichment program that Tehran says it is building as a source of fuel for an envisaged network of nuclear reactors.

"Given that Iran's own supply of uranium is not enough for a peaceful nuclear energy program, this calls into further question Iran's intentions and raises additional concerns at a time when Iran needs to address the concerns of the international community," said Mike Hammer, spokesman of the U.S. National Security Council.

Sunday's announcement makes clear that Iran does not consider uranium enrichment to be up for discussion at the talks beginning Monday in Geneva. Tehran is determined to expand the program instead of scrapping it as the U.N. Security Council demands.

 Video: Bombs target Iranian nuclear scientists (on this page)

Expectations for the talks had been low even before the announcement, with Iran saying it is prepared to discuss nuclear issues only in the context of global disarmament. Officials from some of the six powers have said they would be pleased if negotiations yielded no more than agreement to meet at a later date to explore common themes.

The ultimate aim of the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany is to commit Tehran to give up enrichment because of its potential use in making nuclear arms.

The talks in Geneva — the first in over a year — are meant to lay the cornerstone for establishing trust. Tehran says it does not want atomic arms, but as it builds on its capacity to potentially make such weapons, neither Israel nor the U.S. have ruled out military action if the Islamic Republic fails to heed U.N. Security Council demands to freeze enrichment and other nuclear programs.

The talks are expected to take two days. Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, will meet with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, with Ashton's office saying she will act "on behalf" of the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. In fact, senior officials for those six powers will attend and do much of the talking with Tehran.

Ahead of the talks, Western officials urged Tehran to address international concerns about its nuclear activities.

Invoking possible military confrontation over Iran's nuclear defiance, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said Saturday that the Geneva talks need to make a serious start toward resolving the issue.

"We want a negotiated solution, not a military one — but Iran needs to work with us to achieve that outcome," he said. "We will not look away or back down."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it was up to Iran to restore trust about its nuclear intentions, urging it to come to Geneva prepared to "firmly, conclusively reject the pursuit of nuclear weapons."

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said a nuclear-armed Iran "was unacceptable for us."

Sunday's announcement by Salehi burdened the pre-talk atmosphere, adding to tensions left by the assassination last week of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist and the wounding of another.

Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the country's vice president, said Iran had for the first time delivered domestically mined raw uranium to a processing facility — allowing it to bypass U.N. sanctions prohibiting import of the material.

Salehi said the uranium ore concentrate, known as yellowcake, was produced at the Gachin uranium mine in southern Iran and delivered to the uranium conversion facility in the central city of Isfahan for reprocessing.

Yellowcake is processed into uranium hexafluoride, which later can be turned into a gas used as feedstock for enriching uranium. Uranium enriched to low grades is used for fuel in nuclear reactors, but further enrichment makes it suitable for atomic bombs.

Story: Gulf leaders to meet as Iran nuclear fears loom

Salehi said the delivery was evidence that the mysterious bombings targeting the two Iranian nuclear scientists would not slow the country's progress.

"Today, we witnessed the shipment of the first domestically produced yellowcake ... from Gachin mine to the Isfahan nuclear facility," said Salehi, whose comments were broadcast live on state television.

Iran acquired a considerable stock of yellowcake from South Africa in the 1970s under the former U.S.-backed shah's original nuclear program, as well as unspecified quantities of yellowcake obtained from China long before the U.N. sanctions.

Western nations said last year that Iran was running out of raw uranium as that imported stockpile diminished and asserted that Tehran did not have sufficient domestic ore to run the large-scale civilian program it said it was assembling.

But Salehi denied that local stocks were lacking and said the step meant Iran was now self-sufficient over the entire nuclear fuel cycle — from extracting uranium ore to enriching it and producing nuclear fuel. He said the activity will be carried out under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency and that a bigger uranium mine at Saghand, in central Iran, will be inaugurated "in the not too distant future."

Salehi did not provide details on how much yellowcake had been transferred to Isfahan, but said the shipments from now on would be carried out "continuously." State TV showed a large, covered truck apparently carrying the yellowcake.

Salehi had said in October that nuclear experts have discovered larger uranium reserves than previously thought at Gachin and were stepping up exploration of the ore.

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A senior diplomat familiar with the issue from a member nation of the IAEA said that Iranian claims of domestic reserves were thought to be exaggerated. The diplomat, who is familiar with the issue, asked for anonymity because his information was confidential.

Since Iran's clandestine enrichment program was discovered eight years ago, Iran has resisted both rewards — offers of technical and economic cooperation — and four sets of increasingly harsh U.N. sanctions meant to force it to freeze its enrichment program.

Member states of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have a right to enrich domestically and Iran, which is a signatory, insists it wants nuclear fuel, not fissile warhead material.

But international concerns are strong because Tehran developed its enrichment program clandestinely and because it has deemed closed an IAEA probe meant to follow up on suspicions that Iran experimented with components of a nuclear weapons program. Iran denies the claimed experiments, calling them "fabrications" by the CIA that were provided to the IAEA.

Israel has threatened to attack Iran, even though Israel is believed to have stockpiled more than 200 nuclear weapons and it is not a member of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

 Video: Iran claims it can produce raw uranium

 Discuss: Iran claims nuclear advance ahead of talks

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"In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth," -  "In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble." Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas



Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,421,933"


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:  4,745

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,247


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan


WikiLeaks Server Goes Down
Julian Assange Facing 'Hundreds Of Death Threats'


"There are hundreds of mirrors of WikiLeaks now," he said. "It's a test for Internet censorship. Can governments take something off the net? I think not. There are copies of the website everywhere.


Mirror WikiLeaks Anonymously
Censoring = Fortifying the Censored!

By Reggie Middleton

If even a percentage of users did this, there would be tens of thousands of WikiLeaks mirrors hidden around the globe. Quite simple, really. And it makes the shutting down of seem as utterly foolish as it was.


US Cables are Dispatches from a Beleaguered America in Imperial Retreat

By Neal Ascherson

There's more to the WikiLeaks dispatches than leaks. Look behind them, at the writers, and you see the loyal rearguard of America: an imperial power in retreat.


Germany Accuses US Over 'Missing' Afghan Funds
By Ian Traynor

Berlin claims that €50m contribution disappeared into US treasury coffers with 15% 'administrative fee' taken by army.


Washington's Manic Obsession with Iran

By William Blum

How will the White House and Israeli propaganda machines and the US media deal with this?



Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group

By: Kirk James Murphy, M.D.

Julian Assange's chief accuser in Sweden has a significant history of work with anti-Castro groups, at least one of which is US funded and openly supported by a former CIA agent convicted in the mass murder of seventy three Cubans on an airliner he was involved in blowing up.



WikiLeaks Exposes Israeli Mafia's Growing Influence

By Justin Raimondo

Cable reveals Mafia-government connection -- But US media don't care to dig for the story.


Ron Paul: 'What we need is more WikiLeaks'

By Stephen C. Webster

Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul is no stranger to breaking with his party, but in a recent television appearance the libertarian-leaning Rep. went even further than any member of Congress in defending whistleblower website WikiLeaks.


Obama's Israel Policy:
Speak Softly and Carry a Very Big Carrot

By Maidhc Ó Cathail

Even those familiar with the long and shameful history of America's appeasement of Israel were taken aback by the Obama administration's extraordinary offer to Netanyahu.


Chickens Come Home to Roost

By Paul Balles

Why is the American public generally unaware of Israel's theft of U S military secrets? The Western media adamantly refuses to report anything critical of Israel.


"It's for your own safety!"
Surrendering Our Civil Liberties

By Cindy Sheehan

Complacency over airport scanners is further proof Americans are allowing their rights to be taken from them.


Two Afghans, two NATO occupation force soldiers killed in suicide bombing :

The bomber detonated his explosives near a flea market in Gardez, the capital of Pakitai province, said Rahullah Samoon, spokesman for the provincial governor. The market is erected inside base of the Afghan 203rd Army Corps, where NATO's operating base also located.


Mass-mirroring Wikileaks:
Wikileaks is currently under heavy attack.

In order to make it impossible to ever fully remove Wikileaks from the Internet, we need your help. if you have a unix-based server which is hosting a website on the Internet and you want to give wikileaks some of your hosting resources, you can help!


WikiLeaks: Internet backlash follows US pressure against whistleblowing site:

Individuals redirecting parts of their own sites to Swedish internet host amid 'censorship'


Covert war against Iran's nuclear aims takes chilling turn:

Sophisticated cyber-worms, motorcycling assassins: but who is behind the increasingly sinister campaign against the Iranian energy programme?


Former Aussie PM asked US to be prepared to 'use force' against China : Wikileaks:

The former PM, who is also Australia's current Foreign Affairs minister, reportedly maintained that deploying force should be an option 'if everything goes wrong' with regards to the communist state.


US cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists:

Hillary Clinton memo highlights Gulf states' failure to block funding for groups like al-Qaida, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba


US cables claim al-Jazeera changed coverage to suit Qatari foreign policy:

Qatar is using the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera as a bargaining chip in foreign policy negotiations by adapting its coverage to suit other foreign leaders and offering to cease critical transmissions in exchange for major concessions, US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks claim.




Senate GOP leader: WikiLeaks head a 'terrorist':

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is calling the founder of the online site WikiLeaks a "high-tech terrorist" for releasing classified material from the U.S. government.


Julian Assange's lawyers say they are being watched:

Lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, say that they have been surveilled by members of the security services and have accused the US state department of behaving "inappropriately" by failing to respect attorney-client protocol.


US cables: Yemen offered US 'open door' to attack al-Qaida on its soil:

 Dispatches reveal president's secret deal to let US launch missile attacks on Aqap, but claim it as Yemen's own work


African migrants dying in Yemen border town:

Thirty African migrants, some of them among thousands deported by Saudi Arabia, have died in recent weeks along Yemen's border where a humanitarian crisis is growing, an aid agency said on Friday.


Abbas threatens to dissolve PA, let Israel take over West Bank:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned he may dissolve his self-rule government and ask Israel to resume full control of the West Bank if troubled peace talks fail.


Brazil recognizes Palestinian state:

Brazil says it has recognized the state of Palestine based on borders at the time of Israel's 1967 conquest of the West Bank.


Why The UN HQ Should Be Relocated: WikiLeaks cables:
CIA drew up UN spying wishlist for diplomats:

The disclosure comes as new information emerged about Washington's intelligence gathering on foreign diplomats, including surveillance of the telephone and internet use of Iranian and Chinese diplomats.


US cables: Berlusconi 'profited from secret deals' with Putin:

Russian PM allegedly promised Italian leader a cut of energy contracts, leaked US dispatches say


US Cables: Afghan MPs and religious scholars 'on Iran payroll':

US embassy cables reveal Tehran's alleged efforts to influence Afghan politicians, religious scholars and Taliban militants


US has lost faith in Mexico's ability to win drugs war:

The US embassy cables:: American diplomats paint scathing picture of Mexican army, branding it as unfit to combat drug traffickers


Reporters Sans Frontières statement on WikiLeaks:

This is the first time we have seen an attempt at the international community level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparency.


WikiLeaks site's Swiss host dismisses pressure to take it offline:

Swiss host Switch says there is 'no reason' why WikiLeaks should be forced off internet, despite French and US demands


WikiLeaks faces donations blow as it fights for survival:

WikiLeaks faced a fresh threat to its survival on Saturday as the online payment service PayPal cut off the account used for donations to the whistle-blowing website.


China Is `Scared' of U.S. Monetary Policy, Rogoff, Rickards Say:

Policy makers in China, which holds $883.5 billion in U.S. Treasuries, are concerned the nation with the world's biggest economy is debasing its currency


Millions Bracing for Cutoff of Unemployment Checks:

More than two million jobless Americans are entering the holiday season seized with varying levels of foreboding, worry or even panic over what lies ahead as they cope with the expected cutoff of their unemployment benefits.


Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners:

As Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.


Want JP Morgan to crash? Buy silver:

The campaign to buy silver and force JP Morgan into bankruptcy could work, because of the liabilities accrued by its short-selling.


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