Iran’s Rouhani Caught on Film: I Advanced Nukes Thru Deception

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The “moderate” image crafted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, parroted by the mainstream media, is exposed as a deceptive mirage in a new video released by Reza Kahlili, a former CIA spy who worked inside the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (watch video below). Rouhani is seen with a big smile as he discusses Iran’s nuclear program’s advances under his watch through the use of deception and the pitting of Europe against America.

Rouhani exudes pride as he describes his successful tenure as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator on behalf of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. He also reiterates that he represents Khamenei in the Supreme National Security Council, essentially making them two sides of the same coin.

The video opens with Rouhani explaining that he is responsible for huge advances in Iran’s nuclear program:

“The day we invited the three European ministers, only 10 centrifuges were spinning at Natanz. We could not produce one gram of U4 or U6 [uranium hexafluoride]. We did not have the heavy water, we could not produce yellowcake, our total production of centrifuges inside the country was 150. We wanted to complete all of these, we needed time.” [emphasis mine]

One of the tactics he used was deception. He refers to Iran’s 2003 declaration that states:

“[W]hile Iran has a right within the nuclear non-proliferation regime to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes it has decided voluntarily to suspend all uranium enrichment and processing activities as defined by the IAEA.”

Referring to the declaration, Rouhani says, “The statement of Tehran in that declaration, there was a resolution that all [uranium enrichment and processing] must stop but we did not allow it.”

With a gleaming smile, Rouhani boasts of finishing the construction of the Bushehr nuclear reactor and the Arak heavy water plant and increasing the number of centrifuges from 150 to 1,700 at Natanz.

Rouhani explains how he put Europe and America on opposite sides and took advantage of the friendliness of Mohammed El-Baradei, who was then serving as the chief of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency. El-Baradei is now Egypt’s Vice President for Foreign Affairs.

“The three European ministers told him that they became human shields for Iran so America cannot attack it,” he recalls from El-Baradei’s Farsi-language book. Rouhani says he got promises “to oppose America” from France and the U.K., even if it meant the use of their veto power in the United Nations Security Council.

On July 31, the Clarion Project reported that an Iranian opposition group claims Rouhani played a “key role” in a newly-identified secret nuclear site. The article also reviewed Rouhani’s history of deceit in regards to Iran’s nuclear program.

For example, on September 30, 2005, he said, “I submit to you that we require an opportunity, time to be able to act on our capability in this area. That is, if one day we are able to complete the fuel cycle and the world sees that it has no choice, that we do possess the [nuclear] technology, then the situation will be different.”

He goes on to use Pakistan and Brazil as examples of where countries developed nuclear capabilities or actual nuclear bombs in defiance of international pressure. Once they achieved their objective, the pressure ceased. Rouhani seems to believe that the sanctions on Iran will be lifted once its nuclear program is finished and the world realizes it cannot be undone.

Again, Rouhani  mentions deception as a tactic. He explains that Iran should not fully disclose the history of its nuclear program because it would result in U.N. action. If U.N. action is inevitable, then Iran might as well hide what it can.

“No, we have not lied. In all cases, we have told them the truth. But in some cases, we may not have disclosed information in a timely manner,” he explains.

In similar news, U.S. and European officials are seeing signs that Iran is also trying to develop nuclear weapons capability through plutonium reprocessing, the method successfully used by North Korea. To date, the focus has been on Iran’s uranium enrichment program.

The centerpiece of the plutonium program is the heavy water reactor in Arak that is ostensibly for producing power from uranium fuel. The plutonium can be taken from the spent fuel and reprocessed into a nuclear bomb. The Iranian regime told the U.N. that it will begin testing the facility by the end of 2013 and will officially open by June 2014. Once it is operational, it can produce enough plutonium for two nuclear bombs each year. Again, this is in addition to the uranium enrichment program.

The nature of the Iranian regime did not change when Ahmadinejad was replaced by Rouhani. Supreme Leader Khamenei is still Supreme Leader. The ideology is unaltered. Rouhani is only the crafty, diplomatic version of Ahmadinejad.


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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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