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Iran Bakes a Yellowcake

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Posted on Dec 5, 2010
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A drum of low-enriched uranium, or yellowcake.

Iran has officially declared that it has created its first domestically produced piece of raw uranium, otherwise deceptively known as non-edible yellowcake, and has subsequently delivered that uranium to a plant for enrichment.

Of course the mere possession of yellowcake doesn’t mean anything in itself, as the delicious-sounding item can be used for either peaceful purposes such as fuel in power-generating reactors or for making nuclear weapons. —JCL

The BBC:

Iran says it has delivered its first domestically produced raw uranium, or yellowcake, to a plant that can make it ready for enrichment.

The statement, from Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, comes the day before talks between Iran and world powers over its nuclear programme.

Enriched uranium can be used for fuel in reactors or made into nuclear bombs.

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By FRTothus, December 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment

The absolute smartest thing Iran could do is to develop a nuclear weapon.

“The real threat to U.S. military power is nuclear proliferation, because if every little country has nuclear weapons, it becomes very tricky for the United States to engage in military action.”
(Immanuel Wallerstein)

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By Aarky, December 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm Link to this comment
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Processing the basic ore into yellow cake is a complicated chemical process and it keeps the Iranians from having to rely on any other country. The Zionists who have infiltrated the US Government would make certain that no yellow cake would be shipped to Iran along with the new prohibitions against selling pistachios and carpets in the US. Carpets and pistachios?? Not exactly the most dangerous items, and it shows how thoroughly the Israelis control the US government. The Zionists such as Dennis Ross have already created a set of pre conditions and obstacles to make certain that the new nuclear talks with Iran will fail.

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