February 15th, 2012
10:15 AM ET

Iran flaunts new nuclear capabilities

Iran flaunted mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle Wednesday as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clad in a white lab coat, was on hand to load domestically made fuel rods into the core of a Tehran reactor.

Also announced were a new generation of advanced centrifuges and an intent to start production of yellowcake, a material used in enriching uranium.

United Nations sanctions ban Iran from importing yellowcake. Domestic production would further Iranian nuclear self-sufficiency.

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  1. brother in america

    now iran will soon be able to run with the big boys, they are just trying to keep their country from being improved by the west like the wonderful job the west did in iraq. irans two worst enemies the u.s. and isreal aleady have hundreds of nukes,chemical, and biological eliminators. therefore iran will not drop a nuke on isreal (you cant destroy isreal without destroying the muslims in the west bank and gaza). isreal only fear should be invasion not getting nuked. america really should not be afraid only jewish people should be afraid of the power shift iran and the rest of middle eastern countries striving for the same miltary capabilities as isreal, very scarry for isreal

    February 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  2. jkat

    Let the dumb shits build their nuclear plant and then let a 6.5 earthquake hit. 90 % of Iran has the highest siesmic activity of fault lines on the planet. That will teach them a lesson !!

    February 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  3. Make Peace Not War

    The whole world hates israel.

    zionists are the source of all the world problems.

    I, as an American Patriot, agree with Iran's leaders. zionism is a cancer and should be removed.

    The ideology of zionism is totally against all American principals. It is disgusting to hear GOP presidential candidates proclaim, if they are elected president, they would bomb Iran. For whom are they saying this for? Or are they only saying what they have been told to say? Who runs this country?

    Let's kick the dirty evil zionists to the curb.

    Let's stop sending them billions of dollars.

    Let's arrest every zionist in government – kill the AIPAC Beast (666).

    Let's TAKE CARE OF AMERICA FIRST!!

    NO MORE zionist WARS!!!

    WAKE UP AMERICA!

    February 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Reply
    • JB5

      You are a citizen of humanity first and only. The divisions created are not from the divine.

      February 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  4. mipolitic

    well keep your head in the election obama but this is only going to get worse

    February 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  5. sanctions don't work

    well like usual they openly say come kick our a** and we just sit here with our hands on our d****...Bravo USA wait for Isreal to start WW3 then we will have to ride in on our Black horse of death to handle the puny runts......

    February 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  6. michaelfury

    CNN reports Iranian terrorists used the same magnetic bombs that were used to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists, right?

    So the Iranians are sabotaging their own nuclear program and provoking their own destruction?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

    February 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  7. Jorge

    Next up: Unexplained murshroom cloud above Isreal.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • Trem

      The mushroom cloud will be over Iran. Believe it.

      February 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply

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