Saturday, August 14, 2010

Russia: Iran's nuclear plant to start next week

Aug 13, 7:08 AM (ET)

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's nuclear agency said Friday that it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, defying U.S. calls to hold off the start of the launch.

Rosatom spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday that uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor on Aug. 21, beginning the startup process.

"From that moment the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear-energy installation," he told The Associated Press.

The United States has called for Russia to delay the startup until Iran proves that it's not developing nuclear weapons. Russian officials said that the latest U.N. sanctions against Iran won't affect the Bushehr project.

Russia signed a $1 billion contract in 1995 for building the Bushehr plant, but it has dragged its feet on completing the project for years.

Moscow has cited technical reasons for the delays, but analysts say Moscow has used the project to press Iran to ease its defiance over its nuclear program.

Novikov said that Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko will travel to Bushehr in southern Iran for the Aug. 21 ceremony, which will also be attended by the Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who also heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in March that the Bushehr plant would begin operating this summer. Some Iranian lawmakers have accused Russia of delaying the project under the Western pressure.

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Israel has said they would not allow that to happen. Since it would appear that Iran has now reached the point of no return, Israel must destroy Iran's new nuclear plant within the next seven days - unless they have had a change in strategy.

The clock is moving forward...tick...tock...tick...tock.

We all need to be in prayer for Bibi and Israel.

Don

4 comments:

Lisa Krempasky said...

An armed Iran? How many things can this president screw up? Economy.Check. National security. Check. Now I'm just waiting for the mandate that students learn Chinese and Farsi in school.

Don said...

Thanks for your note, Lisa.

I know what you are saying. We (and the whole world) are truly living in perilous times. I doubt that our president will support Israel with military action against Iran. Israel will stand alone in the world.

Don

Don said...

Israel really seems to be up against a wall right now. August 21st is this Saturday! It seems as though Israel is up against a huge brick wall and all alone to face the consequences. The situation reminds me of David and Goliath.

However, the LORD God is her defender and protector, just as with David when he was standing up against the Philistine army and Goliath . David knew his power would come from the LORD, and that God was with him and would defend Israel for His name's sake.

I believe Israel is about to witness God's protective and leading hand in a very powerful way.

Zechariah 12:2-3 KJV
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Isn't it amazing how, after all these years, that prophecy and so many others are unfolding so quickly? And, in our time? We are there, folks. Are you ready? Watch, pray, and keep your eyes fixed on Him!

Don

Mid Stutsman said...

Amen, Don!!! Look at what's happening right here in New York and Detroit...
So glad we can trust in the Lord and His unfailing Word!

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