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14 killed by Indonesia volcano eruption

Villagers and a journalist prepare to flee as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption in Namantaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The rumbling volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas, killing a number people and injuring fewothers. (AP Photo)

Karo (Indonesia) (AFP) - Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.

Dark, searing clouds rolling down the mountain left apocalyptic scenes of ash-covered bodies scattered by a roadside in Sukameriah village, just 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) from the volcano's crater, an AFP witness who helped with the evacuation said.

Officials fear there could be more fatalities from Saturday's eruptions, but due to the high potential of lethal heat clouds spewing from the mountain, a search and rescue mission has been grounded, officials said.

"We suspect there are more victims but we cannot recover them because the victims are in the path of the hot (ash) clouds," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

All 14 bodies have been identified. Four of them were high school students on a sightseeing trip to the volcano on the western island of Sumatra, he added.

"The bodies were in a state where, even though their skin did not peel, their faces were swollen and the tongues were sticking out," an AFP reporter on the ground said.

Three other people -- a father and his son who wanted to pay respects at the graves of their relatives, and a man who came to the village to check his long-abandoned house -- were also trapped and injured by the deadly clouds, Karo district official Johnson Tarigan told AFP.

He said the three were in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.

Thirty thousand people have been evacuated from the area since the volcano started erupting in September.

But some residents had returned home on Friday following advice from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation that houses outside the five-kilometre radius from the mountain were safe.

The volcano erupted again on Saturday morning, sending hot rocks and ash up 2,000 metres (16,00 feet) into the air, blanketing the surrounding countryside with grey dust, said volcanologist Kristianto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

Sukameriah village is located in the red zone, where human activities are strictly banned, but locals often trespassed the restricted area to check on their houses and belongings as well as their crops, officials said.

Nugroho said the evacuation will resume on Sunday.

Mount Sinabung is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia that straddle major tectonic fault lines, known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

It had been quiet for around 400 years until it rumbled back to life in 2010, and again in September last year.

In August 2013, five people were killed and hundreds evacuated when a volcano on a small island in East Nusa Tenggara province erupted.

The country's most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of eruptions in 2010.

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US intelligence: Iran can build bomb at will

U.S. intelligence report: Iran continued to develop its nuclear program over the last year, political consensus to determine whether the country builds a nuclear bomb • U.S. President Barack Obama promises to veto new sanctions during talks.
Yoni Hirsch and Israel Hayom Staff

U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper

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Iran's ability to create missiles with nuclear warheads is currently more dependent on the "political will" of the country's leadership than on closing technological gaps, according to the annual American intelligence community's report presented to Congress on Wednesday.

"Tehran has made technical progress in a number of areas -- including uranium enrichment, nuclear reactors, and ballistic missiles -- from which it could draw if it decided to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons," National Intelligence Director James Clapper wrote in testimony submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"These technical advancements strengthen our assessment that Iran has the scientific, technical and industrial capacity to eventually produce nuclear weapons," he added. "This makes the central issue its political will to do so."
According to the report, Iran continued to develop its nuclear program during the year prior to signing the interim deal in Geneva with world powers. The Islamic republic continued "installing additional centrifuges at [its] Fuel Enrichment Plant, developing advanced centrifuge designs and stockpiling more low-enriched uranium."

The report goes on to state that there is no consensus within the Iranian leadership on the issue of nuclear weapons. The intelligence bodies also noted that the Iranians agreed to the interim deal due to uncertainty over whether the nuclear program was worth the price being paid in economic sanctions, set to be eased by the Geneva agreement.

"We judge that Iran is trying to balance conflicting objectives. It wants to improve its nuclear and missile capabilities while avoiding severe repercussions -- such as a military strike or regime-threatening sanctions," the report says.

But when it comes to the question of whether Iran will decide to build a nuclear bomb, the American intelligence community wrote in the report that it does not know the answer.

A chance for diplomacy

Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama used the opportunity of the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening to tell the two houses of Congress that he has no intention of approving legislation for further sanctions on Tehran while nuclear negotiations are still ongoing.
"Let me be clear: If this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, I will veto it," Obama said, "For the sake of our national security, we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed.
"If Iran's leaders do not seize this opportunity, then I will be the first to call for more sanctions, and stand ready to exercise all options to make sure Iran does not build a nuclear weapon," he added.

Obama said that Iran had already begun to destroy its stockpiles of uranium enriched to a high level, and is not installing advanced centrifuges. He said, "The mistrust between our nations cannot be wished away. But these negotiations do not rely on trust; any long-term deal we agree to must be based on verifiable action."

The U.S. president added: "If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union, then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today."

Credit to Israel Hayom