Iran Celebrates Nuclear Enrichment
Today Iran announced that they have made strides in enriching uranium in defiance of a U.N. demand.
This from Reuters:
"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Tuesday that Iran had enriched uranium for the first time and would now press ahead with industrial-scale enrichment." (according to Fox Broadcast News they now have 54,000 centrifuges, only 3,000 centrifuges would be needed to produce a bomb in a year.)
Today there are celebrations in the streets of Iran. In another article from Reuters comes this:
"A militiaman approached a Reuters television crew to shout: "We are so happy and proud of our young nuclear scientists," before rousing his comrades into a chorus of "God is greatest"."
"Elsewhere in Tehran, some 150 schoolchildren wearing bibs embossed with "nuclear power is our irrevocable right" chanted slogans and waved the national tricolour."
Street vendors are selling sticky cakes, hawking their cakes with nuclear slogans. The world is responding by chastising Iran with the threat of sanctions and diplomacy. But what is not off the table, military response, is perhaps that only answer to the question: Will we allow Iran to have the bomb?
See all our reports on Iran here.