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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:03 pm

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แฉซีไอเอจ่ายเงิน 5 ล้านดอลลาร์ให้นักวิทย์อิหร่าน ให้ข้อมูลโครงการอาวุธนุคอันตราย

วอชิงตัน โพสต์ รายงานเมื่อวันที่ 15 ก.ค.ว่า แหล่งข่าวเจ้าหน้าที่สหรัฐระบุว่า นายชาห์ราม อามิรี นักวิทยาศาสตร์อิหร่านซึ่งอ้างว่าถูกลักพาตัวจากสายลับสหรัฐ ได้รับเงินจำนวน 5 ล้านดอลลาร์จากหน่วยงานข่าวกรองกลาง หรือซีไอเอ เพื่อให้เปิดเผยข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับโครงการอาวุธนิวเคลียร์ของรัฐบาลอิหร่าน โดยนายชาห์ราม ซึ่งมีกำหนดจะเดินทางกลับอิหร่านในวันพฤหัสบดีนี้ ไม่มีพันธะจะต้องคืนเงินดังกล่าวให้แก่ซีไอเอ โดยต่อไปนี้ เขาอาจจะไม่มีสิทธิเข้าถึงโครงการอาวุธนิวเคลียร์อิหร่าน หลังจากยุติความสัมพันธ์กับซีไอเอ และกำลังเดินทางกลับบ้าน

นอกจากนี้ แหล่งข่าวเจ้าหน้าที่รัฐบาลสหรัฐเผยด้วยว่า คาดว่า สาเหตุที่นายอามาริ เร่งรุดต้องการจะกลับประเทศนั้น เป็นเพราะเขาเกรงว่า รัฐบาลอิหร่านอาจทำอันตรายต่อครอบครัวของเขา กรณีเขาถูกกล่าวหาว่าได้เปิดเผยข้อมูลความลับด้านโครงการอาวุธนิวเคลียร์ของรัฐบาลเตหะราน

อย่างไรก็ตาม ด้านซีไอเอ ปฎิเสธที่จะแสดงทัศนะใด ๆ เกี่ยวกับรายงานของหนังสือพิมพ์"วอชิงตัน โพสต์"

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:37 pm




Iran scientist: CIA offered me $50m to lie about nuclear secrets

By Patrick Cockburn
Friday, 16 July 2010

An Iranian scientist who says he was abducted and taken to the United States by the CIA returned to Tehran yesterday to a hero's welcome and claimed that he had been pressured into lying about his country's nuclear programme.

Shahram Amiri said that he was on the hajj pilgrimage when he was seized at gunpoint in the city of Medina, drugged and taken to the US, where he says Israel was involved in his interrogation. In the US, officials were reported to have admitted that Mr Amiri was paid more than $5m (£3.2m) by the CIA for information about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

The US claims to have received useful information from him in return for the money, but is clearly embarrassed by his very public return to Iran. The offer of a large bribe is reportedly part of a special US programme to get Iranian nuclear scientists to defect.

Flashing a victory sign, Mr Amiri returned to Tehran International Airport to be greeted by senior officials and by his tearful wife and seven-year-old son, whom he had not seen since he disappeared in Saudi Arabia during a visit 14 months ago. Iran said it was demanding information about what had happened to him.

The US says that he entered the US of his own free will and had relocated to Tucson, Arizona. The US is claiming that Mr Amiri, who had worked for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, re-defected because pressure was placed on his family back in Iran, something he denied yesterday. Officials suggested that Iran had used his family to get him to leave the US.

"Americans wanted me to say that I defected to America of my own will, to use me for revealing some false information about Iran's nuclear work," Mr Amiri said at Tehran airport.

"I was under intensive psychological pressure by [the] CIA... the main aim of this abduction was to stage a new political and psychological game against Iran."

Iran and the US have been engaged in a semi-covert war involving defections, seizures and kidnappings in recent years, of which the case of Mr Amiri is only the latest example.

It reached its peak in Iraq in 2007 when the US abducted Iranian consular officials from the northern city of Arbil and Iran seized a British navy patrol boat in the Gulf. Last year, Iran seized three Americans hiking in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, claiming they had strayed over the Iranian border, while other accounts said they had been forced into Iran at gunpoint.

Mr Amiri had appeared in three contradictory videos; in the first he claimed to have been kidnapped and tortured and in the second, he said he had come to the US to write his PhD.

In a third video he denounces the second one. On Monday he arrived unannounced at the Iranian interest section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington and asked for an air ticket to return to Iran.

At his press conference at Tehran airport, Mr Amiri stressed that he had acted under compulsion. "Israeli agents were present at some of my interrogation sessions and I was threatened to be handed over to Israel if I refused to cooperate with Americans," he said. "I have some documents proving that I've not been free in the United States and have always been under the control of armed agents of US intelligence services."

He says he was offered $50m to stay in the US. Mr Amiri denied that he had ever had any information about the Iranian nuclear programme. "I am an ordinary researcher... I have never made nuclear-related researches. I'm not involved in any confidential jobs. I had no classified information."

Mr Amiri had worked at Iran's Malek Ashtar University, an institution closely connected to the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.

US officials said that Mr Amiri may not be able to access his $5m, because of sanctions on Iran. The Washington Post said yesterday that the Iranian scientist had been working with the CIA for a year and officials were "stunned" by his request to go home this week. The officials added that he had provided useful information, though not directly on whether Iran was trying to make a nuclear device.


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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:33 pm

CIA fooled by Shahram Amiri?

The Iranian Shahram Amiri who claimed American intelligence agency abducted him and pleading for home, returned to Tehran on Thursday and dined that he was nuclear scientist with close ties with high confidential information of Iran nuclear program.



Amiri went missing in May 2009 during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. After the mysterious disappearance, there are three video clips where a man claiming he was Shahram Amiri unveiled three versions of his experience:

On June 8, 2010, "Amiri" said he was kidnapped by CIA in the video broadcast on Iranian state media;

On the same day, a different video clip was posted on YouTube. In the second video, "Amiri" claimed to be in the United States voluntarily to continue his education;

In a third video broadcast on Iran state TV on June 29, 2010, a man appearing to be Dr. Amiri said he escaped from CIA just minutes ago and he had the risk of being re-arrested.




Regardless which story the video clips told is true, Amiri had arrived home and met with his family again. Although Iran and America offered their official explanations of Amiri's defection, neither of them is convincing enough.

The inescapable comparison of these events with the defection and re-defection case of Vitaly Yurchenko makes Amiri's case seem even more bizarre.

Yurchenko, a 25-year veteran KGB officer in the Soviet Union, made a fake defection while working in Rome in 1985, ending up in the U.S. During his interrogations by U.S. intelligence community agents, he identified two Americans as KGB assets: Ronald Pelton, a National Security Agency employee, and Edward Lee Howard, a CIA case officer. The case took a strange turn when in November 1985, just before getting a meal at Au Pied de Cochon, a restaurant in Georgetown, Washington D.C., Yurchenko told the CIA agent accompanying him that he was taking a walk. However, he never returned. Shortly thereafter, Yurchenko appeared in a press conference, and announced that he had been kidnapped and drugged by the CIA. Back in Moscow, he was decorated by the Soviet government for the successful "infiltration operation." (From Huffington Post)

Some U.S. analysts argue that the tactic of fake defection is the defector would cooperate with rival intellegence agency in the inquiry and reckon how much the rivals know based on what they ask. Amiri may tell CIA some genuine information on Iran nuclear project but not the most valuable.

Is it possible that Shahram Amiri is a "fake defector" assigned by Iran to bewilder the American policy-makers?

>> http://www.peopleforum.cn/viewthread.php?tid=27887&extra=page%3D1

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:19 pm

Iran says scientist provided information on CIA


US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro testifies during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
A semiofficial news agency is quoting an "informed source" as claiming that an Iranian nuclear scientist who returned home last week from the United States provided "very valuable" information" about the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA.

American authorities have claimed that Shahram Amiri willingly defected to the U.S. but changed his mind and decided to return home without the $5 million he had been paid for what a U.S. official described as "significant" information about his country's disputed nuclear program.

The unidentified source is quoted by Fars news agency as saying Iran's intelligence agents were in touch with Amiri while he was in the U.S. and that they won an intelligence battle against the CIA.

AP

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:01 pm

Iran begins studies to build experimental nuclear fusion reactor
By: Ali Akbar Dareini


TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's nuclear agency began studies Saturday to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, something that has yet to be achieved by any nation.

Iran is not known to have carried out anything but basic fusion research, but it does have a nuclear fission program that the U.S. and its allies believe is a front to build weapons — a charge Tehran denies.

Nuclear fusion, the process powering the sun and stars, has so far only been mastered as a weapon, producing the thermonuclear explosions of hydrogen bombs. It has never been harnessed for power generation.

Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi, who also heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, told a conference on the new research program that his agency has set an initial budget of $8 million to conduct "serious" research in the area of nuclear fusion.

Asghar Sediqzadeh, the head of the new fusion research centre said Iran will take two years to complete these studies and then another decade to design and build a reactor.

"The scientific phase of the project effectively began today. We have already hired 50 experts for this purpose," he told state TV.

The United States, the European Union, China, India, Russia, Japan and South Korea signed an accord in 2006 to build a $12.8 billion experimental fusion reactor at Cadarache, southern France, aimed at revolutionizing global energy use for future generations.

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, members have said no single country can afford the immense investment needed to move the science forward.

Salehi, Iran's nuclear chief, said Iran was willing to join any international grouping to offer its expertise to promote the project. However, he said Iran will go its own way should the world not welcome it.

"We are ready to enter into co-operation with any international group or country," he told the semiofficial ISNA news agency.

Salehi said it would take 20 to 30 years before nuclear fusion energy can be commercialized but that Iran seeks to make use of all the capacity inside Iran to speed up its research.

The U.N. Security Council has already passed four sets of sanctions over Iran's nuclear program on suspicions it is being used to produce weapons. Iran denies the accusations, saying its program is geared merely toward generating electricity.

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:01 pm

Iran's former navy chief says country has 100 military vessels to confront each US warship

By: Ali Akbar Dareini

TEHRAN, Iran - The former naval chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each warship from the U.S. or any other foreign power that might pose a threat, an Iranian newspaper reported Saturday.

Such a military confrontation in the vital oil lanes of the Persian Gulf would be of major global concern. The warning builds on earlier threats by Iran to seal off the Gulf's strategic Strait of Hormuz — through which 40 per cent of the world's oil passes — in response to any military attack.

"We have set aside 100 military vessels for each (U.S.) warship to attack at the time of necessity," Gen. Morteza Saffari was quoted as saying by the conservative weekly Panjereh.

The U.S. and Israel have said military force could be used if diplomacy fails to stop what they suspect is an Iranian nuclear weapons program. Iran denies any aim to develop such weapons and says its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes like power generation.

The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet headquarters is based just across the Gulf from Iran in Bahrain.

Saffari said more than 100 foreign warships were currently in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, adding that their sailors were "morsels" for Iran's military to target, the newspaper reported.

"Any moment the exalted supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) orders — or should the enemy carry out the smallest threat against (Iran's ruling) Islamic system — the Guard ... is ready for quick reaction," he was quoted as saying.

By putting the number of foreign warships at 100, the general appeared to suggest Iran has 10,000 military vessels at the ready. Iran is known to have many speed boats used by the Guard, but there is no public information about how many larger military vessels it has.

In January 2008, five small high-speed vessels believed to be from Iran's Revolutionary Guard briefly swarmed three U.S. Navy ships passing near Iranian waters in the Gulf and delivered a radio threat to blow them up.

The war of words has intensified between Iran and the West since the U.N. Security Council imposed tougher sanctions last month in response to Iran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment, a technology that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or material for an atomic bomb.

Iran put its most powerful military force, the Revolutionary Guard, in charge of defending the country's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf in 2008.

"We believe the enemy, through extensive psychological warfare, wants to coerce us, but Iran ... is ready," said Saffari, who was the Guard's navy chief until early May. "The enemy won't dare attack Iran."

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:14 pm


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran, Brazil, Turkey Holding Talks on Nuclear Plan

Iran says Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will meet with his Turkish and Brazilian counterparts Sunday to discuss a nuclear fuel swap proposal.

Tehran says the foreign ministers will meet in Turkey to discuss a deal brokered in May as the U.N. moved toward imposing new sanctions on Iran.

Under the plan, Iran would send some of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for higher-grade nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor.

The proposal has been sidelined since the U.N. imposed a fourth round of sanctions in June and the United States and European Union announced plans for additional penalties.

Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful. Western nations suspect Tehran is trying to build nuclear weapons.

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  sunny on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:47 am

Ex-CIA chief: Military action against Iran over suspected nuclear program seems more likely

WASHINGTON - A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.

Michael Hayden, a CIA chief under President George W. Bush, says that during his tenure a strike was "way down the list" of options. But he tells CNN's "State of the Union" that such action now "seems inexorable."

He predicts Iran will build its program to the point where it's just below having an actual weapon. Hayden says that would be as destabilizing to the region as the real thing.

U.S. officials have said military action remains an option if sanctions fail to deter Iran.

Iran says its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes such as power generation.

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