Maggio 11, 2012
Tag: Iran, nuclear, UN inspectors
Rev 6:3-4 NCV Quando l'Agnello aprì il secondo sigillo, Udii il secondo essere vivente dire, "Venire!"4 Poi uscì un altro cavallo, uno rosso. Colui che lo cavalcava fu dato potere di togliere la pace (prosperità, riposo) dalla terra e per rendere le persone si uccidono a vicenda (macellaio, macello, a mutilare violentemente, nelle strade), e gli fu data una grande spada (assassini spada, terrorista, forte, potente, mal di paura).
“We have so devalued human life in our society that for many people it is a small thing to kill another person.” Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
Two UN sponsored nuclear inspectors were in a car, on their way to an Iranian reactor said to be used to produce isotopes for medical research. The two experts were on a mission in the vicinity of the Khandab Complex in the Markazi province of Iran when the car skidded and overturned. One of the inspectors from South Korea was killed. The second inspector, from Slovakia, was only injured. The crash occurred around noon time, right before a scheduled meeting between Iranian officials and inspectors from the IAEA. Iran claims the “accident” victim was not wearing a seat belt.
There has been concern over the South Korean inspector being killed because North Korea is against the Western powers and is a major player with Iran in their nuclear aspirations.
Israel and the United States hold the opinion that fuel from the Khandab Complex reactors is being processed to make a nuclear weapon, most likely a warhead for a missile aimed at Israel. Iran has been accused of “buying time,” stalling United Nations inspectors and creating obstacles at every turn toward anyone who wants to inspect Iran’s nuclear facilities, which have been producing enriched uranium at a 20 % grade.
Recent reports indicated that President Obama is ready to make big concessions on Iran’s uranium enrichment. Reports indicate that the U.S. administration is willing to allow 5% enrichment if Iran is willing to take steps toward not creating a nuclear bomb.
The Gulf Arab states, along with Israel, the United States and their European allies believe that Iran is conducting nuclear experiments that have military applications, not making peaceful electricity or isotopes for medical usage, as Iran continues to claim.
Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak says, “I believe it is well understood in Washington, D.C., as well as in Jerusalem that as long as there is an existential threat to our people, all options to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons should remain on the table. I have enough experience to know that a military option is not a simple one,” Barak added. “It would be complicated with certain associated risks. But a radical Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear weapons would be far more dangerous both for the region and, infatti, the world.”
The United States is now concerned that the new coalition government of Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party’s unity with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities at any given moment, even before the U.S. elections in November as the clock on the wall goes tick-tock, tick-tock.