ISRAEL TELLS U.S. GO TO WAR OR WE WILL
From the Guardian : "Iranian television broadcast pictures of scientists dancing and waving test tubes apparently marked with chemical symbols. Mr Ahmadinejad, who has threatened to wipe Israel off the map, said the nuclear programme was for purely civilian purposes."
From Iran Mania : "In an interview with the Kuwait news agency KUNA also reported by Iran's ISNA news agency, influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said a cascade of centrifuges, devices that spin at supersonic speeds, had been operated at a facility in Natanz.
"'We operated the first unit which comprises 164 centrifuges, gas was injected, and we got the industrial output,' Rafsanjani was quoted as saying.
"'We must expand the operation of these devices in order to become a full industrial unit, as we still need dozens of such units to become a plant for uranium enrichment'."From the Jerusalem Post : "By showing it has already achieved capability to enrich nuclear uranium before the issue is discussed in the upcoming Security Council meeting, Iran could argue that the events have overtaken the discussion and the Security Council must allow Iran to continue with the process."
From the Independent : "Iran continues to insist it is pursuing the production of enriched uranium to enable it to begin nuclear power generation. The programme has triggered fears in Western nations, however, that Tehran's true ambition lies in making nuclear weapons."
From YNetNews : "Israeli officials who visited Washington recently gave the Americans an urgent message regarding Iran: The Islamic Republic was closer to developing a nuclear bomb than Washington realizes, and the moment of decision is approaching quickly.
"...Israel recently leaked its own attack plans, if the United States does not act. The Israeli plan includes aerial attacks, commando raids, a possibility of a missile attack, and even bombs carried on the backs of dogs.
"....Israel constructed an exact replica of the (Iranian) Natanz nuclear development facility, but the United States does not believe that the operation can succeed without using nuclear weapons. "