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Iranian State TV: Stepped Up Nuclear Operations

10:29 AM, Sep 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Associated Press reports that, according to Iranian state TV, the mullahs have "stepped up" nuclear operations "after years of delay."

The other worrisome news? The relationship between the Iranians and Russians. The AP reports: 

Senior Iranian and Russian officials attended celebrations Monday for the official launch of the 1000-megawatt Bushehr plant in southern Iran.

It began to generate between 350 to 400 megawatts of electricity, equal to 35 to 40 percent of the reactor's full capacity.

The Russian-built plant was connected to the national power grid for a test run Sept. 4, generating 60 megawatts.

The Obama administration has been touting "reset" as one of its greatest foreign policy successes. (Then again, what else do they have to look to?) But this is one more reason "reset" has been an utter failure.  

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