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|Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:20 am Post subject: Iranian scientists research fuel-gas bombs
|Iranian scientists research fuel-gas bombs
Exclusive: Document authored by Iranian scientists 'seems to indicate
Published: 03.25.07, 17:29 / Israel News
A document obtained by Ynetnews, jointly authored by three Iranian
scientists, "seems to contain military applications for fuel-gas
bombs," an expert on Iran said.
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During a fuel-gas explosion, a cloud of fuel is set alight by a
detonator to produce an explosion. The resulting wave flattens all
objects close to the proximity of the epicenter, and produces
widespread damage beyond the area of the cloud.
The document is a thesis which examines the "injection-velocity
effects" resulting from fuel vapor clouds, and was authored by three
Iranian scientists from the Imam Hossein University, the Sharif
University of Technology, and the Iran University of Science and
"The large number of vapor-cloud explosions in the past, which involve
severe damages, clearly indicates the need to consider this problem,"
the thesis's introduction said. "Preventing such events from happening
requires a good knowledge of gas explosion and the way of reducing the
frequency and consequence of its occurrence," it added.
Commenting on the thesis, Professor Raymond Tanter, who heads the
Washington-based Iran Policy Committee (IPC), said: "Although
seemingly innocent and only for scientific purposes, the document
seems to contain military applications for fuel-gas bombs."
The IPC is made up of former members of the White House, State
Department, Pentagon, and US intelligence agencies.
Tanter argued that such documents were allowed to be published up
until recently in the Islamic Republic in order "to keep its young
scientists at home rather than traveling to the West to publish."
"Too much attention is being paid by the press to one aspect of
Iranian activities within the nuclear cycle-uranium enrichment,"
Tanter said, adding that, "based on reports of the National Council of
Resistance of Iran—the main Iranian opposition group—the regime has
made great progress" in other forms of nuclear enrichment, such as
"centrifuge separation and laser enrichment."
Regime approaching nuclear-weapons status
"There is a humongous need for American and Israeli researchers to
compile inventories of the Iranian regime's progress reported in the
open English and Farsi literature," Tanter said.
"As the regime approaches nuclear-weapons status, it is likely to plug
leaks to the Iranian opposition and put a lid on reporting by its
young scientists, who were permitted to publish in the open literature
perhaps to keep them from emigrating to countries that would permit
such publishing," he added.
Tanter said it was crucial "to collect resumes and other information
on Iranian professors and research engineers to follow their nuclear
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammed Ali Hosseini
said his country would be unaffected by the latest UN resolution
tightening sanctions against Tehran.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting website quoted Hosseini as
saying that "Iran's nuclear program is peaceful," and as expressing
"Iran's readiness for removing any ambiguities concerning the nuclear
dossier as well as holding unconditional talks with a clear timetable."
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