Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Iran Claims a Right to Enrich Uranium

Iran's foreign minister has stated that The European Union cannot force Iran to give up its right to enrich uranium

So much for that multi-lateral diplomatic talk.

"It is wrong for them (the EU) to think they can, through negotiations, force Iran to stop enrichment," Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told a conference in Tehran on Tuesday. "Iran will never give up its right to enrichment."

Solely for peaceful purposes of course nudge-nudge, wink-wink, don't listen to us when we say they want to nuke the Great and lesser Satans.

As a signatory of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran is entitled to enrich uranium under IAEA supervision. A senior IAEA team arrived in Iran on Monday, state television reported.

It said the IAEA team hoped to clarify outstanding questions about Iran's nuclear program and to visit several facilities including the Parchin military base near Tehran which some diplomats have cited as a possible covert atomic arms site.

The IAEA has so far said it has found no evidence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran but that some outstanding issues need to be clarified.

Issues to be clarified:
      1. What is a peaceful nuclear program doing being developed on a military base?

      2. If it is for peacedul purposes why is it so disbursed?

      3. How much is Iran bribing the IAEA not to find anything?

      4. how much power would the plant really generate as oppposed to nuclear bomb capable materials?

If you've enjoyed the UN's "Oil for Food", just wait for the IAEA's "Oil for Bombs" deal.

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