Special Dispatch – Iran
August 24, 2006
Al-Borz News Service: President Ahmadinejad Expected to Announce Iran’s “Nuclear Birth”
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The Iranian news service Al-Borz, which is known to have access to sources in the Iranian government, predicted that on the first anniversary of Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s government, in late August 2006, Ahmadinejad is expected to announce what the news service called Iran’s “nuclear birth.”
In addition, an August 23, 2006 article about Iran’s reply to the incentives proposal, that was posted on the Iranian Foreign Ministry-affiliated website www.tehrantimes.com , implied that Iran’s nuclear technology had already reached the point of no return: “… If the West is seeking to impede Iran’s nuclear industry, it should realize that Iran has passed this stage.”(1)
The following are excerpts from the Al-Borz report:(2)
“It is expected that the first anniversary of the forming of the ninth government will be the date of the Ahmadinejad government’s ‘nuclear birth.’
“… Together with [the celebration of] the anniversary of the forming of the ninth cabinet, the president of the country [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] will hold his third press conference… where he will answer questions from journalists from Iran and from abroad.
“In addition to detailing the activities of the government at the end of [its first] year, the head of the government [i.e. Ahmadinejad] will officially present Iran’s positions on: economic and cultural matters, the nuclear dossier, the activities of nuclear research centers, and developments in the region.”
(1) Tehran Times (Iran), August 23, 2006.
(2) Al-Borz, August 21, 2006.
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