Friday, May 04, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: Russia starts advanced construction on new Iranian nuke plant


https://www.jihadwatch.org/about-robert


About Robert Spencer


ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Confessions of an Islamophobe. Coming in summer 2018 is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/russia-starts-advanced-construction-on-new-iranian-nuke-plant

Russia starts advanced construction on new Iranian nuke plant


This is a strategic alliance that Russia is likely to come to regret. Historically, Islamic states don’t willingly enter into partnerships with Infidels that redound to the benefit of those Infidels. There are abundant examples this in my forthcoming book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, which you can preorder here now.
“Russia Starts Advanced Construction on New Iranian Nuke Plant,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, May 4, 2018:
Russia has begun advanced construction on a new Iranian nuclear plant that could provide Tehran with a second, plutonium-based pathway to a nuclear weapon, according to regional reports that have rattled U.S. officials in the wake of a major disclosure showing Iran lied about its past efforts to construct nuclear warheads.
Russia’s state-controlled nuclear agency Rosatom announced that it has begun phase-two construction on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran, just one of several new nuclear sites that are being constructed under a multibillion-dollar agreement between the two countries.
Construction on the nuclear site kicked off just days after the Israeli government disclosed a cache of some 100,000 secret Iranian documents showing the regime lied about its past efforts to construct at least five nuclear warheads. This nuclear work was later archived and codified by Tehran so that it could continue such work secretly despite the enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.
U.S. officials and regional experts said the new nuclear plant construction should be viewed with caution in the wake of Israel’s disclosure and place renewed focus by the international community on Iran’s clandestine efforts to use civilian nuclear sites to advance its weapons work.
On Thursday, Russia’s Rosatom announced “soil stabilization works under the reactor building of power unit No 2 commenced at Bushehr-2 NPP construction site,” according to reports in Iran’s state-controlled media outlets.
The nuclear work is being carried out under a 2014 agreement between Iran and Russia that paved the way for the construction of at least eight new nuclear sites, including the plant at Bushehr….