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Iran could recover from attack on its nuclear sites within six months, says U.S. report

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    Iran could recover from attack on its nuclear sites within six months, says U.S. report
    U.S. congressional report says Israel and U.S.
    do not know exact location of Iran nuclear facilities, which may be
    dispersed in such a way that an Israeli attack would not be successful.


    By
    Haaretz


    Iran could probably rebuild most of its
    centrifuge workshops within six months after an attack on its nuclear
    sites, according to a new report by U.S. congressional researchers,
    Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.


    The report by analysts at the Congressional
    Research Service, citing interviews with current and former U.S.
    officials, said that the Islamic Republic’s centrifuge “workshops” are
    widely dispersed and hidden, which could complicate a potential Israeli
    military strike.
    According to the report, neither Israel nor the U.S. knows for certain
    where Iran’s nuclear facilities are located and the possibility of
    dispersed nuclear sites makes any assessment of a military strike’s
    success more difficult. It is “unclear what the ultimate effect of a
    strike would be on the likelihood of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons,”
    Bloomberg quoted the report as saying.


    The congressional researchers said that,
    “An attack that left Iran’s conversion and centrifuge production
    facilities intact would considerably reduce” the time Iran would need to
    resume its nuclear activities.


    Moreover, the researches quoted a former
    U.S. official as saying that Iran could probably replicate most of its
    centrifuge workshops within six months.


    The International Atomic Energy Agency has
    recently voiced “serious concerns” about possible military dimensions to
    Iran’s nuclear activities.


    Iran denies suspicions that it is covertly
    seeking nuclear weapons capability, in part by coordinating efforts to
    process uranium, test high explosives and revamp a ballistic missile
    cone to accommodate a nuclear warhead.
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iran-could-recover-from-attack-on-its-nuclear-sites-within-six-months-says-u-s-report-1.421344


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    • Other than Israel, why give a shit? Even if Iran were capable, I don't think they'd be dumb enough to launch nukes against Europe or something. That would be instant annihilation for Iran and I'm thinking they're not THAT crazy.

      So why worry about something that's likely never going to materialize into a real threat? I'd rather try and find a peaceful solution with Iran and workout some sort of understanding than using military might YET AGAIN to try and solve a Mideast situation.

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      • @John_Matrix Yes that would be dumb to openly attack anyone. But there is this thing called terrorism. oops we lost some of our nuke stuff where did it go? Looks like someone wanting to do the west harm got it. Too bad

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      • @waxymidget
        Sure that could happen, but I just find that scenario highly unlikely because the result would be the same.

        Sooner or later the west would trace the nuke back to Iran and there will be hell to pay. Don't think Iran would risk that unless they were suicidal.

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      • @John_Matrix keep glue snifffin if you think goverments can come together and agree on anything you haven followed politics much..idiot

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      • @John_Matrix Yes, crazy is a good word. The Ayatollah Khomeini is an old man with nothing to lose and they think they have to start the war to bring back the 13th Imam. That's the trouble with this situation.

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    • Everyone's assuming that a "strike" by Israel or the US would be successful in the first place. Israel does not have heavy bombers or the ability to project force into Iran. Making a running strike on a partially constructed above ground reactor (with marker beacons) is completely different to this scenario. People seem to just assume that somehow bombers will magically appear over the target and do their job and its all over. Destroying a deeply buried and hardened target is a very d More..

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    • we r fucked

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      • @MB-UK And the answer is no...I remember when Kim Jong got the bomb in the 90's (far more mental), I got up made my coffee, looked out the window, and nothing had changed

        Nuclear proliferation is totally inevitable

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      • @ElegantDecline your fucked iran is a way different animal north korea does not have religious fanaticism iran is run by finatics that would gladly kill themselves for their god ..wake the fuck up!

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    • 'Haaretz' is one of the left-wing Israeli news agencies. hmmm

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    • Iran need to invest into anti aircraft technologies and doctrine very seriously.

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    • There are just way to many could and could probably in this report. There is no Iran will be able to and an attack would do no good. Reports are just that reports they mean nothing. Here's a could for you...the bombs COULD get through and radiation COULD make the sites un-workable.

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    • not if we keep bombing them

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    • Id rather Iran has nukes than those crazy fuckin jews, but hey! why i dont go to shitty fuckin Israel

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    • but it would take decades for israel to recover from an iranian nuclear attack

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    • So, we're going to have to bomb them every six months? OK

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    • Roaches recover from nuclear blasts quickly too.

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    • I know, lets just keep trying to talk sense into Iran because that has worked wonders so far.

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    • israel bombed and they cant recover for 5 years.. so lets bom tel aviv and rape all those jew cockroaches

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      • @Surfsock I don't get it...If Israel had wanted to attack Iran, they could have done it anytime since 1979, but they haven't. Now that Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear threat, Israel is the dangerous aggressor? This doesn't make any sense.

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      • @Surfsock Israel doesn't talk about wiping Iran off the face of the Earth. They never have. Iran on the other hand has made it clear that they want to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. Now Iran is developing nuclear weapon and missile technology capable of doing just that. If I were an Israeli, I would be concerned.

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    • Look at the biased source...the extreme radical leftist Haaretz.
      Enough said!

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