Monday, December 05, 2005

Iran to build 2 new nuclear reactors

From Jerusalem Post Dec. 3, 2005 15:59 Updated Dec. 4, 2005 17:00

An Iranian news agency announced Sunday that Iran would begin construction on two nuclear reactors beginning in March. The report added that an Iranian parliamentarian confirmed that one of the reactors would be funded by Russia, at a cost of $1 billion, Army Radio said.

Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz said on Sunday afternoon that he doubted diplomatic pressure would put a halt to Iran's nuclear ambitions. ..."I believe that the political means that are used by the Europeans and the US to convince the Iranians to stop the project will not succeed," Halutz added.

Asked how far Israel was ready to go to stop Iran's nuclear project, Halutz quipped, "2,000 kilometers." ...There are military options to deal with Tehran, Halutz said. "Who is the one to implement it? That is another question that I'm not going to answer. 'When?' is another question that I'm not going to answer. But there are options worldwide," he said. ....

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