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US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report February 19, 2017

Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits: The Nimitz-class USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier began patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea; and the US Navy expanded its presence in the Red Sea and the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb.
 

 

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North Korean soldiers out with trained dogs
North Korea to fire ballistic missile to Pacific. Iran unveils new uranium-processing facilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2013

Korean tensions again shot up Tuesday, April 9, with Pyongyang’s warning of a ballistic missile launch Wednesday at the Pacific and advice to foreigners to leave the South in case of war. In Tehran, the president unveiled two additional uranium-processing facilities at the central town of Ardakan, 120 km from large uranium mines in Saghand. Iran now threatens to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty and so, debkafile reports, carry on developing nuclear weapons away from international oversight like its North Korean partner.

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Advanced IR-2m centrifuge
Iran runs nuclear missile payload tests, moves onto 60 pc fuel enrichment
DEBKAfile Special Report September 5, 2011

Iran's 20 percent enriched uranium production exceeds its needs. debkafile' reports that this disclosure by Iran's atomic energy agency head Fereydoon Abbas enables the program to move into the production of 60 percent grade fuel, one step before weapons grade. This progress plus the relocation to an underground location near Qom of accelerated enrichment brings forward to the spring of 2012 the potential completion of between two and four bombs and Tehran's ability to conduct a nuclear test.

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The heavy water plant at Arak - for the plutonium track to a bomb
Iran's short cuts to an N-bomb before 2015
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2011

The Mossad ex-chief Meir Dagan's estimated timeline of 2015 for Iran to attain a nuclear bomb may well be superseded if Tehran takes advantage of available shorts cuts, debkafile's intelligence sources report. Iran is likely to have hidden still undiscovered uranium enrichment facilities and research labs. It could use allied facilities like those of North Korea to reach its target, or again outsource nuclear production like the North Korean plutonium plant in Syria which Israel destroyed in 2007.

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