Iran Prez: I See Your Uranium Enrichment and Raise You More of the Same!

If this wasn't nuclear shenanigans of a possibly violent nature, this would be hilarious...

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If this wasn't nuclear shenanigans of a possibly violent nature, this would be hilarious.

Iran President Ahmadinejad has basically flipped the entire world the bird, saying that his country will enrich even more uranium. From The Associated Press:

"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran will enrich its uranium to an even higher level on its own, after expressing frustration over the ongoing negotiations over the U.N. deal to exchange its low-enriched uranium for more highly enriched fuel rods.

The speech before a crowd of thousands in the central city of Isfahan is Ahmadinejad's latest defiance of international concerns over his nuclear program and follows promises to increase Iran's uranium enriching capacity 10-fold and a refusal to negotiate further.

The president announced Sunday that the country would build 10 more enrichment facilities, despite the widespread belief that Iran simply does not have the resources to match its boasts.

Iran currently has one operating enrichment facility that has churned out around 3,300 pounds (1,500 kilograms) of 3.5 percent enriched uranium over the past years, but the country needs fuel enriched to 20 percent to power a medical research reactor.

"I declare here that with the grace of God, the Iranian nation will produce 20 percent (enriched uranium) and anything it needs itself," Ahmadinejad told a cheering crowd of thousands in the central city Isfahan."

Read more on Ahmadinejad's eff you at The AP

Upon reading, this is still hilarious. He's a nut job on several accords, but The Buzz appreciates the Iranian president's frogginess. That being said, we hope he doesn't try to blow anything up.

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