Iran's newly revealed uranium enrichment plant is a heavily guarded, still-unfinished underground facility in the arid mountains near the holy city of Qom that will be able to produce nuclear fuel — or the payload for atomic warheads, Western intelligence officials and diplomats said Friday.
Here is what is going on and why the US and Israel are in such a panic.
Iran is a signer of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Under that treaty, Iran has a legal right to build nuclear power stations and to produce the fuel for them. Under Article IV, the United States is supposed to help them do it.
Under IAEA rules, any nation building a new nuclear facility must notify the IAEA 6 months before any new facility becomes operational. Iran's new facility is still 18 months away from completion, but Iran notified the IAEA last Monday IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NNPT RULES!
This revelation is embarrassing for the US and Israel for two reasons.
1. Contrary to face-save propaganda, the US and Israel did not know about this facility. Clearly it would have advanced the US and Israeli agenda to create war against Iran by revealing the facility before Iran could formally notify the IAEA. That would have put Iran totally on the defensive about the facility. That the Us and Israel did not do so tells me they were caught totally off guard (which also casts doubt on the so-called intelligence sources that claim Iran is building a weapon).
2. Iran announced the new facility to prove it is playing by the IAEA rules. Iran did so probably to underscore the fact that Israel just told the IAEA and the United Nations to go fuck themselves following a request by the IAEA and the United Nations for Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and submit to IAEA inspections.
To save their own face, the US and Israel appear ready to launch a new war in Iran, simply because they cannot think of anything better to do.
War with Iran will mean war with Russia.
The US lacks the industrial capacity to sustain a major regional war.
The US Government (the finest government money can buy) is going to start a major war they cannot win.