Report: Iranian President Prepared to Shut Down Nuclear Site


iran-president-hassan-rohaniInternational sanctions are taking their toll on Iran’s economy, and it now appears that new President Hassan Rohani could thus be willing to make concessions in the country’s long-running standoff with the West over its nuclear program.

Nothing — not even Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons — is a source of such deep concern for the West and Israel as Iran’s nuclear facilities, such as Natanz, Isfahan and Fordo. The installation at Fordo, not far from the holy city of Qom, is viewed as a particularly grave threat.

Researchers working underground there are using 696 centrifuges to enrich uranium to 20 percent. Afterwards, it only takes a relatively small step to create the material required to build nuclear bombs. Fordo, which didn’t go into operation until late 2011, is reportedly the most modern plant in the Iranian nuclear program which — despite all denials from Tehran — the world believes is designed to give the Islamic Republic the ultimate weapon. What’s more, Fordo is believed to be virtually indestructible. Even bunker-buster bombs would hardly be powerful enough to disable the facility — the enrichment cascades lie 70 meters (230 feet) under the surface.

But the long-smoldering nuclear dispute with Tehran may be about to take a sensational turn. SPIEGEL has learned from intelligence sources that Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, is reportedly prepared to decommission the Fordo enrichment plant and allow international inspectors to monitor the removal of the centrifuges. In return, he could demand that the United States and Europe rescind their sanctions against the Islamic Republic, lift the ban on Iranian oil exports and allow the country’s central bank to do international business again.

Rohani reportedly intends to announce the details of the offer, perhaps already during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly at the end of the month. His foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will meet Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s top diplomat, in New York next Sunday and give her a rough outline of the deal. If he were to make such wide-ranging concessions, President Rohani would initiate a negotiating process that could conceivably even lead to a resumption of bilateral diplomatic relations with Washington.

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  1. BS”D
    Discussion with Moishe’la (with his family)
    A Handicapped child
    Tishrei 12 ‘5774-(Sept 15 ’13)

    “The Final Hours of this Golus”

    I want to say today that the world has become so wild, senseless, and irrational. If we don’t just trust in Hashem there is no way we can get up every morning and get through the day. When you have all of these crazy things happening around you, all of these things that seem to go against one another, be directly opposite each other, when the same people are saying two opposite things with the same conviction, well its definitely maddening and is very hard to get through it.

    Our food is poisoned. Our minds are poisoned. We can’t trust the immunizations that they give us in the Kupot Cholim (healthcare providers) all over the world. We can’t trust anything. We can’t trust the police. We can’t trust the government. We can’t even trust our own clergy in many instances. So what’s left? There is nothing we can trust anymore. There is only one thing we can still trust and that’s Hakodosh Boruch Hu, the Ribbono Shel Olam (Creator of the World).

    If we have true Emunah and Bitachon in Him we will be O. K. We can even eat the poisoned food, we can even be not too afraid of the police, and we can even be in the most dangerous situations, and we don’t have to fear. He took us out of Mitzrayim whole. He will take us out of this Golus whole. He will negate the poisons. He will negate the radioactivity. He will negate everything that can cause us harm, and we are going to come through all the difficulties with great Nissim (miracles) and Rachamim (kindness, pity).

    But on one condition, that we hold on to Him, so-to-speak, and not let go. That we hold on to His Torah and try to fulfil His Ratzon (will). And that’s the only protection there is in this confused, polluted, horrible world full of evil people.

    How many Jews will survive? I cannot say. It won’t be nearly as many as claim they are Jews, that I do know. But don’t forget, the world is poisoned from the grass to the sky, from the land to the depths of the ocean. It is poisoned, poisoned by the evil ones, by the evil people running the world or thinking that they run the world. But we will be protected. They couldn’t kill us in Mitzrayim.

    They couldn’t destroy us anywhere. They couldn’t stamp out the Jews in any place. Not with poison, not with gas, not with bullets, not with swords, they couldn’t get rid of the Jewish people. And now we still will survive. Even the leaders of the state of Israel won’t be able to eliminate the real Jews.

    We are living in a terrible world. We cannot trust anything. Wherever we live, we Jews cannot trust the governments including in Eretz Yisroel, the police including in the State of Israel, including Bituach Leumi or Social Security or anything. We cannot trust the food. We cannot trust the Hechshers. We cannot trust anything, only Hakodosh Boruch Hu, and He will save us. Not the doctors and not their medicines. Only He will save us!

    I cannot wait, for the final hours of this Golus. I cannot wait to see the shock and the fear of those evil ones when they realize that they are doomed. I cannot wait to see the Yidden, true Yidden smiling and happy walking into the Geula Shelaima, walking out of the darkness into the most beautiful light, the most holy spiritual light that will heal us all; our bodies and our souls.

    I want to beg Hashem to put an end to this Golus already. It’s too hard, and it’s too painful, and I can’t bear to watch how the Yidden are suffering. The whole world is suffering, but most of the Goyim have brought it on themselves, and are making a tremendous Tikkun for all the evil that’s been done throughout the generations. I can’t wait to see Moshiach come and reveal himself and dash all the false beliefs of all the people that believe in the false prophets and in the false messiahs. I can’t wait to see it. I can’t wait! I’ll be so happy, and all the Yidden will be so happy, and the world will be happy, and Hashem will clear out the poisons and bury all the dead, and we will again be one with our Hakodosh Bourch Hu, our Father in Heaven.

    We, His wayward children, will finally come back to our Tatti and we will be complete and loved and unafraid in His embrace.