Ten theses: A footnote

Please add this as a footnote to my post “Analyze this: Ten theses.” Today the AP reports from Tehran:

Iran plans to increase its production of uranium enriched at a low level, its official news agency reported Thursday.

IRNA quoted Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear department, as saying machines which were earlier producing 20 percent enriched uranium will be engaged in producing low-level enriched uranium.

“Hence, the production of five percent enriched uranium will increase,” Salehi was quoted as saying.

Iran’s nuclear facilities will continue their work, Salehi said, and “only production of 20 percent enriched uranium will halt.”

Last weekend Iran agreed to freeze part of its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of sanctions place on the country by world powers.

How can this be?

There is an element of Iranian triumphalism and American humiliation that the mullahs are adding for good measure to the Joint Plan of Action. And don’t miss this clip transcript, courtesy of the invaluable MEMRI, from an interview with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Iranian Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, which aired on Al-Alam TV on November 25, 2013: “We have emerged victorious heroes over the West.” Indeed.


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